MAGE SOLAR, a turn-key provider of optimally coordinated PV-system solutions, and YellowLite Inc, a solar panel design and installation company serving the entire Midwest, recently completed the installation of a 59.5 kW solar array.
Located in Columbus, Ohio, the PV system is comprised of 238 MAGE POWERTEC PLUS 250 W modules on several ground mounts and is the largest residential solar array in the state of Ohio to date. Dr. Marvyn Samuel, the system owner and a strong solar advocate, wanted to eliminate his power bill entirely with clean, renewable energy in order to do what he could to reduce his carbon footprint.
NABCEP-certified solar installer YellowLite Inc. designed and installed the solar system which is expected to generate over 66,000 kWh of clean energy annually. This amount will offset 79,200 lbs of harmful CO2-emissions while producing the energy value of $7330 in the first year alone. Excess energy is fed back into the grid and AEP Ohio reimburses Dr. Samuel for the clean, renewable power. Since MAGE SOLAR ensures an industry-leading 30 year 80% power output guarantee, Dr. Samuel can be assured that his investment is producing zero-emission energy for more than a generation to come.
Although most home owners will opt for a system the size of 5 to 8 kW, the residential market has been experiencing a tremendous boom recently. As panel and installation costs have decreased sharply, solar systems have become a viable energy solution for many Americans. Powering more than 1.3 million homes currently, the residential market has grown 53% in the first quarter this year (compared to Q1/2012), establishing solar as the fastest growing energy sector in the nation and employing a record number of workers, currently more than 119,000.