Paul W.’s Solar Installation

Meet Paul Whitmore! Paul Whitmore installed this Ground Mount Grid-tied System. Paul has Home Construction and Home Remodeling experience so he was up for the task. He said his wife was his main helper, especially with the trenching and backfilling, and his son helped with the panel installation. Several neighbors also helped out the day … Continued

Mike S.’s Solar Installation

Meet Mike Striegl. Mike recently installed his own Grid-Tie System with Enphase Energy  IQ7A Microinverters and Combiner. Mike has been a custom home builder for over 30 years, and he installed the racking for a 60 panel array at his last shop so he had a pretty good idea of how to get this project … Continued

Andy A.’s Solar Installation

Meet Andy Arnal with his 32-panel grid tie system with battery backup.  When it comes to home improvement projects, Andy prefers DIY , but this is the biggest project he has ever taken on.  He said the most difficult part of the install was carrying, positioning, and securing solar panels on his sloped roof by … Continued

George D.’s Solar Installation

Meet George Dean. George and his son installed his Grid-Tied, Battery Backup system.  This is his story.  I have a worked in construction during the summers while I attended college. That knowledge allowed me to and built and wired the addition the solar array rests on. The most difficult part of the installation was, I … Continued

Steven S.’s Solar Installation

Steven Sherman of Sherman Farms recently installed a 20-module, 7.8 kW DC solar array. Sherman Farms is a small hobby farm north of Ann Arbor, Michigan.  Their system is paired with a state-of-the-art Sol-Ark 12K DC-coupled transformer-less multi-mode inverter. This system offers a new paradigm for energy affordability, reliability, and independence (especially once paired with … Continued

Patrick S.’s Solar Installation

Meet The Stinnetts. Patrick and his wife are no stranger to DIY projects. They say it’s not only fun but it saves money.  Before deciding to install their own solar system they built their own deck and a large pond. They always do their projects together as they enjoy figuring stuff out and they enjoy … Continued

James G.’s Solar Installation

Have a look at James Goff’s DIY solar installation in Michigan!: “I didn’t have any prior DIY solar experience, but I have prior construction experience from building my own house and pole barns. My family farms on the side, so luckily, I had the equipment to make the DIY system much easier. The biggest obstacle … Continued

Ian & Alicia’s Solar Installation

Meet Ian and Alicia Denchasy, who installed their Off-Grid System! Let’s check out their project in California in their own words!: “We had zero experience with solar, and this was our first experience building our own home. I mean, we can build Ikea furniture, but beyond that… We had an amazing electrician and some friends … Continued

Allan R.’s Solar Installation

We want to introduce you to Allan Rybicki. He installed his very own Grid-tied Ground Mount System in Massachusetts. Let’s check out his solar journey! “I had a construction license and electric license before my installation. Just my wife, son, grandson, and I completed the project. The entire installation took 16 days: 2 days to … Continued

Ryan W.’s Solar Installation

Meet Ryan Wolosyn, who installed his own Ground Mount System in Wisconsin!: “I have lots of DIY experience. I helped on a few solar installs but was excited to do my own. If you want it done right, do it yourself! The most difficult part was the NEC 120% rule. Since I wired my 10kW … Continued