A few days after the site was prepared, a 3 person crew arrived with 8 solar panels. They quickly set to work building the support framework on the piers. Their work took one day.
The finished array looked as we expected, is easy to get under to mow, and doesn’t shade the little garden patch much.
The underside has interconnected electronics and screen wire to keep birds from nesting under it. It looks good from the street, matching the roofline slope.
The electrician came a few days later to hook the array electrical system to the house meter. If we produce more electricity than we need, the meter will run in reverse crediting our account. It is designed to offset 80-85% of our annual kw-hr needs.
Inspection took place and the system passed. Next post will come after the system is turned on and performance numbers can be shared. Stay tuned.