BCH Residence System Overview
Our system is a roof-mounted, grid-tied solar photovoltaic (PV) system. It converts sunlight into household electricity, reducing power drawn from the electric grid. If house consumption is lower than the production, excess energy goes to the grid and earns full credit for future use.
For every hour of peak sunlight, the system avoids the production of about 6.5 pounds of CO2 and other coal plant gas emissions. At the end of the year, this adds up to almost 5 tons…
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Power: Measured in Watts, kilowatts (kW), Horsepower (HP), etc. It represents an instantaneous electrical production or consumption. For instance, a light bulb might consume 60 Watts, a toaster could consume 1,000 Watts (1 kW), and a central house air conditioning unit may consume 8 kW or more.
Energy: Often measured in kilowatt-hours (kWh), energy represents actual work done. For instance, a 1 kW toaster left on for an hour represents a usage of 1 kWh. A three-minute shower is also approximately one kWh. The monthly power bill is based on this measurement, at a current rate of $0.12 - $0.14 per kWh.
Greenheart Solar LLC (www.greenheartsolar.com) engineered and installed the system.