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It then took a couple of months to get the permitting and inspections sorted out because city rules changed over the past year.

I’m pleased with the result. I just hope all the work to give it tracking pays off.

Take a look at Michael Spencer’s impressive Grid-tied Tracking Ground Mount in Texas!:

“I had general DIY experience, with a degree in mechanical engineering.

I spent many hours searching online for suppliers that had the kit I was looking for. There were a few other supplies, but not with exactly the kit I wanted.

I wanted micro-inverters and needed flexibility in mounting hardware since it wasn’t a standard mount.

The most difficult part of the installation was mounting the solar panel deck with just a lumber A-frame and a chain hoist.

I had one person helping me to get the tower in the ground and mount the deck.

It took a couple of years to finish the frame and get it in the ground. But once that was done, I could order the panel kit, which I installed in a couple of weeks due to weather hold-ups.

It then took a couple of months to get the permitting and inspections sorted out because city rules changed over the past year.

I’m pleased with the result. I just hope all the work to give it tracking pays off.”

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Install of the Month – May 2018

  • System Size: 11.21 kW
  • Yearly System Output: 19,200 kWh
  • Federal Tax Incentive: Qualifies for $8,000 U.S. Federal Tax Credit
  • Utility rates per kWh: Varies with time-of-use
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Dan R.’s Solar Installation

Once I finished my project, it felt wonderful! After two weeks, there was power where there had been none. Turning on the lights for the first time was great, and sped finishing the cabin construction.
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Alex W’s Solar Installation

Since that install, I bought two other systems and installed them in my friends' RVs. I had good trust in Unbound Solar.
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