There are many solar installers out there, but Lampros Solar, LLC from Cambridge, NY was our ultimate choice. Tom and Keith, together, have decades of knowledge and experience in the solar, electrical, building and engineering industries. Kevin assisted and brought the builder's perspective to the project. Our installation was professionally completed, with careful attention to detail at every step in the process. Even the building inspector recognized the high level of quality and neatness of the finished product.
We selected 300w modules from SolarWorld - a quality German panel manufactured in the United States - with a 25-year warranty. Our inverter is an SMA Sunny Boy 6.0 and includes a built-in DC disconnect with integrated wireless monitoring.
Although the house was modeled for net zero (HERS 0) with a 7.5kW grid-tied solar array - - 25 modules in landscape, with 5 rows of 5 - - further discussion with the installers reduced roof penetrations by 32 by installing the modules in portrait - - 27 modules, with 3 rows of 9. This new configuration has given us an 8.10 kW array (HERS -0). Less the current state and federal tax incentives available to home owners, our new system will pay for itself in less than 6 years.