A year ago November, we turned on our new photovoltaic solar system. We spent a year preparing for the system which included getting a rebate lined up with NV Energy and obtaining a USDA Rural Development grant from the Federal Department of Agriculture. These two funding sources paid 1/2 of the $82,000 cost of the system. We calculated that 9000 watts would adequately supply our business (Comstock Seed), our farm, and our home needs.
We are now keeping monitoring records to see how close the system performance meets our design criteria. Thanks to Leslie Ames at Tahoe Solar Design for helping with the design, construction, and grant assistance. Stay tuned.