Residential Solar Case Study | Gentilly, Louisiana
From energy savings to lowering your carbon footprint, there is no shortage of reasons to make the switch to solar. This Gentilly family chose to invest in solar for both the savings on energy and the safety of essential load backup power from a Tesla Powerwall, a rechargeable home battery that can store energy from solar.
The family installed a 24-panel array of Tesla Q-Cells panels with Enphase IQ7+ Microinverters on a west-facing roof. These premium products generate a system output of 8.16 kW, a medium to large sized array. Combined with the Tesla Powerwall, net metering, and the federal solar tax credit, this renewable energy system is expected to provide lifetime savings of nearly $50,000 while eliminating 240 tons of emissions.
In the process, thanks to the home’s solar backup power, the home won’t lose power when the grid goes down.
Essential Load Backup
The home’s backup battery allows the owner to store excess energy generated on sunny days—making sure the home maintains an energy source 24/7. During a grid outage, this solar backup power system allows the customer to choose the essential appliances that they would like to keep powered. These typically include temperature control systems, Wi-Fi, refrigerators etc., but these modern systems allow customers to customize the distribution of their backup power.
With a powerful solar system and a rechargeable home battery, this Gentilly family can be confident in their energy security heading into hot summer months and hurricane season.
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