Solar panels produce green energy for Santa Fe homeowner
Angie’s List member David Rich of Santa Fe, New Mexico, says he planned to install solar panels on his property for quite a while.
“My kids are teenagers and quite determined to do what they can to help the environment, especially the issue of climate change, so alternatives to coal-based electricity were exciting for them,” he says.
When the time came to do the work, Rich chose highly rated Positive Energy Solar in Albuquerque, New Mexico.
“Positive Energy Solar was recommended by two of my colleagues at work,” he says. “I also engaged a second company to compare against, and Positive Energy won the competition hands down.”
The company installed a ground-mount array of 50 solar panels in Rich’s backyard, also completing extensive electric work that was necessary to make the solar panels function properly. Rich says that on a sunny day, the system can generate more than 100 kilowatts per hour. The project cost about $100,000.
Rich’s favorite part of the project was watching the installation team do their work. He believes they’re a key asset to the company.
“I’m a computer scientist by training and do a lot of software development and debugging,” he says. “It was fascinating to me to watch the install team debug the problems they encountered while dealing with the ancient wiring they found in the adobe walls of the original part of this house. In general, the [members of] the install team were top-notch and very easy to approach and talk to.”