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					5 Reasons to Invest in Solar Energy
Bradley L. Bartz President ABC Solar Incorporated PH: 310-373-3169 www.ABCsolar.com

Quick Introduction
• Bradley Bartz founded ABC Solar in 2000 • ABCsolar.com has become a leading Internet resource for all things solar. • Bradley Bartz grew up in PV, graduated Loyola Marymount, moved to Japan for 11 years and came home to PV in 2000.

5 Reasons to Invest in Solar Today
1. 52 cents a kWh (Green) 2. Architecturally Designed 3. Cash Rebates 4. Federal Tax Credits 5. Clear AIR (Green)

The roof now = ROI 52 cents per kWh
• Time-of-use metering means your solar production is worth 52 cents a kWh! • Each 1KW of solar should produce 150kWh a month • Each 1KW of solar is worth $78.00. • 10KW is worth $780 a month.

Why Do Sun Dials Work?
• • • • • • • • • • • • Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec 2.9 3.3 4.7 5.6 6.3 6.3 6.8 6.4 5.6 4.6 3.1 2.7 • Sun is lower in the winter, higher in the summer. • It follows the same path every single day – East to West. • These “sun-hour” numbers are based on fixed tilt solar panels.

• Tracking systems can increase your yield 40%

Solar Production in May

Source: Clean Power Research

The Average Electricity Day

Source: Clean Power Research

Green Impact of a 3KW Residential Solar System
• Does the same work as this many acres of trees

0.8 acres of trees
• Pounds of carbon dioxide prevented 5,831 lbs a year

•

Pounds of sulfur dioxide prevented
0.1 lbs per year

•

Pounds of nitrous dioxide prevented 1.7 lbs per year

1500 kWh usage a month – 9KW to zero
Production Month January February March April May June July August September October November December Sun Hours 2.9 3.3 4.7 5.6 6.3 6.3 6.8 6.4 5.6 4.6 3.1 2.7 Kwh 892 1,015 1,445 1,722 1,937 1,937 2,091 1,968 1,722 1,415 953 830 17,927

Monthly Kwh Usage
1,500 1,500 1,500 1,500 1,500 1,500 1,500 1,500 1,500 1,500 1,500 1,500 18,000

Tou Peak Rate .321129 .321129 .321129 .321129 .321129 .520539 .520539 .520539 .520539 .321129 .321129 .321129

Solar Value $286.37 $325.87 $464.11 $552.98 $622.11 $1,008.41 $1,088.45 $1,024.42 $896.37 $454.24 $306.12 $266.62 $7,296.06

After Solar Kwh 608 485 55 -222 -437 -437 -591 -468 -222 86 547 670 73

Tou Off Peak .272109 .272109 .272109 .272109 .272109 .283479 .283479 .283479 .283479 .272109 .272109 .272109

Off Peak Cost $165.51 $132.04 $14.90 -$60.41 -$118.98 -$123.95 -$167.54 -$132.67 -$62.93 $23.27 $148.78 $182.25 $0.26

1000 kWh usage a month – 6KW to zero
96 D5 48 0 6 1 5 DD9 7 E E D2 6 3 8 5 7 C0 C4 7 C5 7 B 7 B E 3 4 8 E F D9 5 B1 51 AAAA 2 3 4 D D531 7 6 1 E 331DC 1 C6 A7D99C B
Production Month January February March April May June July August September October November December Sun Hours 2.9 3.3 4.7 5.6 6.3 6.3 6.8 6.4 5.6 4.6 3.1 2.7 kWh 594 676 963 1,148 1,291 1,291 1,394 1,312 1,148 943 635 553 11,951 Monthly kWh Usage 1,000 1,000 1,000 1,000 1,000 1,000 1,000 1,000 1,000 1,000 1,000 1,000 12,000 TOU Peak Rate .321129 .321129 .321129 .321129 .321129 .520539 .520539 .520539 .520539 .321129 .321129 .321129 Solar Value $190.90 $217.23 $309.39 $368.64 $414.72 $672.24 $725.60 $682.91 $597.55 $302.81 $204.07 $177.74 $4,863.80 After Solar kWh 406 324 37 -148 -291 -291 -394 -312 -148 57 365 447 49 TOU Off Peak .272109 .272109 .272109 .272109 .272109 .283479 .283479 .283479 .283479 .272109 .272109 .272109 Off Peak Cost $110.35 $88.04 $9.94 -$40.26 -$79.30 -$82.62 -$111.67 -$88.43 -$41.94 $15.52 $99.19 $121.50 $0.33

500 kWh usage a month – 3KW to zero
96 D5 48 0 6 1 5 DD9 7 E E D2 6 3 8 5 7 C0 C4 7 C5 7 B 7 B E 3 4 8 E F D9 5 B1 51 AAAA 2 3 4 D D531 7 6 1 E 331DC 1 C6 A7D99C B
Production Month January February March April May June Sun Hours 2.9 3.3 4.7 5.6 6.3 6.3 kWh 297 338 482 574 646 646 Monthly kWh Usage 500 500 500 500 500 500 TOU Peak Rate .321129 .321129 .321129 .321129 .321129 .520539 TOU Off Peak .272109 .272109 .272109 .272109 .272109 .283479

Solar Value $95.46 $108.63 $154.72 $184.35 $207.39 $336.17

After Solar kWh 203 162 18 -74 -146 -146

Off Peak Cost $55.16 $44.00 $4.95 -$20.15 -$39.68 -$41.33

July
August September October November December

6.8
6.4 5.6 4.6 3.1 2.7

697
656 574 472 318 277 5,976

500
500 500 500 500 500 6,000

.520539
.520539 .520539 .321129 .321129 .321129

$362.85
$341.51 $298.82 $151.43 $102.05 $88.88 $2,432.26

-197
-156 -74 28 182 223 24

.283479
.283479 .283479 .272109 .272109 .272109

-$55.86
-$44.24 -$20.99 $7.74 $49.58 $60.74 -$0.08

What is the best roof direction? Can my building do solar?
Orientation Factor For Annual Energy Production in California - Source Endecon Engineering FACING Flat South 0.89 SSE, SSW 0.89 SE,SW 0.89 ESE,WSW 0.89 E,W 0.89 0.97 1 0.97 0.95 0.92 0.88 1 0.99 0.96 0.91 0.84 0.97 0.96 0.93 0.87 0.78 0.89 0.88 0.85 0.79 0.7 0.58 0.59 0.6 0.57 0.52 4:12 7:12 12:12 21:12 Vertical

Architecturally Designed to YOUR home
• Clean, simple and flush solar installations • An Array of solar panels can look great • Unique solar materials are available
– – – – – Flexible solar Non-penetrating roof systems Solar Tiles! Solar tracking on poles (which is very cool for around here) Solar tracking with little concentrators

•

Permits are pulled with documents created at the city’s request. Sometimes we have to create a top view, a side view an upside-down strawberry shortcake view and distance between the roof line and the neighbor. Then the engineering can be a bear if it is anything unique, which in some cases the can be anything solar. The basics are line diagram of the electrical with focused detail on the capacities and load-break of all attached components.

Low Profile Clean Installations

Composition Shingle Roof 3KW Grid-Tie System

18 Kyocera Solar 167w Panels 1 SMA Sunnyboy SWR2500 SBD Inverter One day install – 5 man crew

Basic Installation Composition Shingle

Roof mounts Rails Panels Inverter Fuses Meter

Basic Installation Concrete Shingle

Basic Installation Spanish Tile

Remove tiles Batteries Roof attachments 24v Bilge Pumps Rails and Panels Feng Shui Waterfall Inverters

Glass & Steel Modern Solar Installation

Come see the finished installation on the Solar Homes Tour on June 16th. See http://www.southbayenergyfair.com/

Solar Wire Diagram

Cash Rebates California Solar Initiative
• $2.50 per ac watt install in a CASH rebate
– More for Non-profits, churches and governments

• 30% tax federal tax credit for businesses with a $2,000 cap for residences. • Extensive rebate paperwork includes energy use survey • Time-of-use metering is mandatory

California Solar Initiative Target: 1,000,000 roofs

• Only 981,000 to go.

Special Thanks to the South Bay Energy Fair
Before I finish, I’d like to thank • Lillian Light • David Dutra • The South Bay Energy Network and

• You

Solar Investments The Solar Food Chain
• • • • • • • • Solar cells Solar Panels Inverters Meters System Designers Mounting Hardware Installation including insurance and workers comp The Utility company with
– Net-Metering – Time-of-use metering

• Shipping companies

Solar Investment On Scale Farms, Concentrators and Tech
An Example:
– – – – – – – – 150 acres of unusable land 32 Megawatts of Solar Potential 196,275 Solar Panels 142 million dollars before rebates, tax credits, etc 32 million dollars after rebates, tax credits, etc Will generate 59,000,000 kWh a year Enough power for every home in Rolling Hills Estates System designed to collect rain water and divert to botanical gardens

Green Impact of 32 MW of Solar
• Does the same work as this many acres of trees

8,741
• Pounds of carbon dioxide prevented 63,709,506

•

Pounds of sulfur dioxide prevented
1,093

•

Pounds of nitrous dioxide prevented 18,574

5 Reasons to Invest in Solar Today
1. 52 cents a kWh (Green) 2. Architecturally designed 3. Cash Rebates 4. Federal Tax Credits 5. Clear AIR (green)

Solar Hot Tub .com Guilt Free Hot Water
Solar Thermal Panels to Heat the Water One Pass 20+ degree delta

When Hot Tub Reaches Temperature the value Actuates to filter and UV only only position. thermostat Auto Valve Kit

12v Pump

Filter

UV Sterilizer

4’ x 20’

Solar Fish Pond . com

Pole Mount dualAxis tracking Power from 7am to 7pm in summer. Cartridge Filter

24/7/365 Systems •Batteries •Solar Panels •Backup 110v chargers

5GPM to 65GPM DC Solar Pumps

UV Sterilizer Kills! •algae spores, •bacteria and •protozoa

The Solar Hydrogen BBQ and Home Self-Sufficiency System
Hydrogen Storage Hydrogen Generation By Solar Electrolysis

Home Solar 5KW Array Fuel Cell Stack

Home Main Electrical Panel


				
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