Review for Texas Solar Outfitters
Texas Solar Outfitters is a licensed electrical contractor TECL #28213, and full service solar engineering, procurement and construction specialist.
The team includes NABCEP and UL Certified Installers, Master Electrician and LEED AP designer. The company designs grid-tied, off-grid, and hybrid grid systems utilizing solar powered battery backup.
After one consultation, in some cases a brief telephone conversation, we can provide enough information to begin choosing the system that is best for your property and your energy needs.
7.37 KW system installed by Texas Solar Outfitters
I started discussing the solar installation with Marshall Harkins and after collecting the basic information on my house location and providing him with the average electrical bill over 12 months, we finalized on a proposal for a 22 panel system that should produce 108% of my energy needs for the year. The proposal included very detailed specs for the solar panels and inverter.
I'm was already a low energy user and that included charging my wife's Chevy Volt. I have a 3 bedroom house and I use ~11,000 kWh of electricity a year. This is why I was able to have a system installed that has the potential to cover 108% of my energy needs with a Solar Buyback plan from Entergy.
After paying a down payment, the installer came out and looked at my south facing roof and made measurements. They also looked at my attic and I gave them my opinion on how I would run the electrical conduits thru the attic and to my garage. It took a few weeks to get the plans finished. The plans were submitted to the HOA to sign off on. With the HOA signing off, the company got permits from the city for installation of the system. I also received an Interconnection agreement from Entergy that I had to sign off on since the solar system will be pushing power to the grid when I'm not using it.
Because of bad weather, the installers came one day and installed the roof mounts and after the bad weather passed, they installed the panels while running the electrical conduits in the attic to the garage. The installation took two days to complete and was exactly how I wanted. The installers installed the Wifi antenna on the Inverter so that we could monitor the system online. Marshall gave me a binder with all the material you could ever want on the system for my records and we activated the system. Entergy came and inspected the system and approved it while changing out the old meter with a new digital meter. January was the first full month that the system has been up and running and I generated over 940 kwh. January was a rainy month and February is looking to generate more than 1,100 kwh. It's a lot of fun to see how much electricity your system is producing and you can even monitor it from an app on your smart phone!
My thanks to Amanda, Marshall and the installers from Texas Solar Outfitters who installed a system for me that allows me to produce my own energy.
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