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  • Location:

    Millersville, MD

  • System Size:

    3.24 kW

  • Estimated Monthly Production:

    311 kWh

  • Projected Savings This Year:

    $589

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In 2008, Frank decided he was ready to install solar panels on his home. He went on the internet to find an installer. “The first two installers’ numbers I called were disconnected. I hired the third one.” They installed a 3.96kW system for his home, and told him he needed to put a 250 pound inverter on the side of his house. Frank was not happy about this, but deferred to their judgment.

Then, the installer told Frank that his company didn’t handle SRECs (the solar renewable energy credits that homeowners get for putting up solar panels) and couldn’t help Frank file for county tax credits. SRECs and tax credits can substantially offset the cost of solar panels, but the paperwork is daunting, so Frank looked for expert help. That’s how he found Astrum Solar, the only installation company that is also an aggregator of SRECs.

“Astrum Solar came over and checked my original system so that I could get certified for my SRECs. They helped me sell my SRECs and they did all the paperwork for me for my county tax credit, too.”

I have 18 panels from Astrum Solar and 22 panels from another company. Astrum Solar's system produces the same amount of power as the other system − it's more efficient and there's no 250 pound inverter hanging off the side of my house.

When Frank decided to install a second set of solar panels, his first call was to Astrum Solar. “The other company didn’t always return phone calls and didn’t answer all my questions. Astrum Solar took more time with me than the other installer and did a good job answering all my questions. They told me about microinverters, which my first installer didn’t seem to know about.” Last July, Astrum Solar installed a 3.24 kW system with microinverters on Frank’s home. The microinverters enable the Astrum Solar system to produce the same amount of electricity as his existing 3.96 system (22% more efficient).

“I have 18 panels from Astrum Solar and 22 panels from another company. Astrum Solar’s system produces the same amount of power as the other system – it's more efficient and there's no 250 pound inverter hanging off the side of my house. I wish I’d known about Astrum Solar when I was getting ready to install my first system!”

“I feel that with Astrum, they’re working with me for my benefit. I felt I got all the service I needed, a harder-working system, and the most money from rebates and tax credits that I could get to offset the costs. Astrum went the extra mile. They followed through to the end.”

Installing a solar system turned out to be one of the best investments Frank has made. “When the sun’s bright, I see my system working hard for me. Am I happy? Yeah!”

And Frank’s thoughts on Astrum Solar? The best praise we could hope to get: “I would recommend them to anybody.”

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