How Rajesh’s 130-year-old home became the talk of the town with a solar revamp
We really thought solar was expensive and you can’t afford it, but you really can. Now, we are saving around USD 4,000-5,000 a year, tax-free!
For Rajesh Gupta, the owner of a 130-year-old home in Maryland, skyrocketing electricity expenses were a pain point. But the changeover to a solar power system was not an easy decision. The structural difference in his home compared to modern homes made it challenging for Rajesh and his family to adopt a newer source of energy without hampering the aesthetics of the building.
A 19.2 kW rooftop installation and creative ideas for aesthetics
After a comprehensive evaluation of the electricity requirements of the Gupta family, GreenBrilliance recommended a 19.2 kW rooftop installation on the main roof and the garage roof. Fully equipped with an inverter and power optimizers, the solution helped them adopt solar with ease.
“I had specifically requested the GreenBrilliance team to use a solution where the wiring and conduits would not be a visual distraction. They overcame the difficulty by installing their conduit alongside our gutter run and painted it the same color as the house. They also used underground trenching to run the wiring along the home as per my request. With their efforts, I was able to embrace the new-age technology without much ado.” Rajesh says.
On average, Rajesh used to incur electricity bill payouts of up to USD 465 per month. With the solutions of GreenBrilliance, the family now spends only about USD 1200 every year on electricity. “We really thought solar was expensive and you can’t afford it, but you really can. Now, we are saving around USD 4,000-5,000 a year, tax-free!” he adds.
All in all, GreenBrilliance’s creative workarounds have successfully driven the transition of Rajesh’s home to solar. “Most modern homes have significant structural differences from our home, which is over 130 years old. But the GreenBrilliance installation crew worked skillfully around all the differences and had the system operating in less than three days. I think that we have saved about USD 7,000 since we got our panels over three years ago.” he sums up.