As part of Solarize Mid Maine, Insource Renewables installed a 5kW roof-mounted solar photovoltaic (PV) system in Sidney. The system was sized to meet the clients’ preferred budget and will offset approximately 40% of the electricity consumed on-site.
As seen in the chart on the bottom left, the home uses a fairly consistent electrical load throughout the year. The major consumers are a hot tub, the filter pump for an above ground pool, and a mini-split heat pump for reducing the heating demands in the house. The electrical consumption from the heat pump increases the electrical demands in the winter.
The exposure of the site is great for solar. The site receives no shade and the roof is oriented slightly south of southeast.