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My system has been operational for 16 months. I completed my PG&E “True-Up” year. I zeroed my electric bill and earned a $732 credit to pay the monthly hook-up charges.

Check out Jack Frederick’s DIY Grid-Tied project in California!:

“I was a solar contractor in the late ’70s. It was all thermal in those days.

At 72 years old and with a great deal of roof work experience, I had 84 roof penetrations to do on an 8/12 pitch. I did the entire Ironridge system, which, by the way, was excellent. Rigging and a safety harness on that pitch were necessary. I took my time, worked short days, and finished in 6 days.

I had 1 licensed electrician do the panel work. I did the roof wiring, which was very simple. I built a ramp for sliding the collectors up, and two friends came to do the groundwork. One friend helped mount the collectors on the roof – 24 total taking about 15min each.

I permitted this as an “owner-builder” I had an electrician do the required Combiner Panel and PG&E panel work.

I have Enphase micro-inverters. Initially, I didn’t buy the Enphase Combiner Panel, which upon learning more, I did order. It was much simpler to wire with the Combiner Panel.

The full installation took a couple of weeks. I’m old and retired, so I don’t do long days. 

I finished my installation 16 months ago. I completed my PG&E “True-Up” year. I zeroed my electric bill and have a $732 credit to pay the monthly hook-up charges. I am very pleased with my relationship with Unbounded, their staff, the system, its operation, and doing it myself. Two pro companies quoted me at $30K. I did it for $15.5K – solar pays, baby!

My system has been operational for 16 months. I completed my PG&E “True-Up” year. I zeroed my electric bill and earned a $732 credit to pay the monthly hook-up charges. I am very pleased with my relationship with Unbound Solar, their staff, the system, its operation, and doing it myself. Two pro companies quoted me at $30K. I did it for $15.5K – solar pays, baby!”

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Install of the Month – May 2017

  • System Size: 4.48 kW
  • Yearly System Output: 7,442 kWh per year
  • Federal Tax Incentive: Qualifies for $2,270 Federal tax credit
  • Utility Rates: 13 cents/kWh
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Andy A.’s Solar Installation

Unbound had a lot of instructional videos and information to read and made me feel comfortable with doing it all myself. In the end I spent less than half of what I was professionally quoted.
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Steven S.’s Solar Installation

The solar energy revolution is upon us and I'm thankful for companies like Unbound Solar that enable homeowners and DIYers to install an advanced system safely and affordably.
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