Pat and Terry Dieckhoff
Crystal Lake, IL
System Details and Green Efforts:
2.4 kWh Solar World PV system - 10 panels
Installed by: WindFree, Chicago, IL
10 Enphase microinverters
Install completed: June 14, 2014
June 14, 2014 to June 13, 2015: produced average per day: 8.2 kWh
Home energy use average per day: 9 kWh
Supplied 92% of energy use
Produced 2980 kWh in first year
Energy efficiency efforts: 96% efficient furnace, energy assessment, added air sealing and more insulation, most lighting is LED.
We want to be better stewards of our planet. We are concerned about climate change and want to reduce our dependency on fossil fuels and nuclear power. We don't want our granddaughter to have to live on a planet that is growing hotter every day or for others to suffer from lack of clean water or to suffer from massive flooding or other weather events. And as an added bonus, we like that we are able to reduce our energy costs and increase the value of our home.