McCullough Residence

Project Information

System Type: Roof Top
Panel Type: BP 150
Panel Count: 60
Inverter Type: 3 - SMA 2500
System Size: 7.2 kW

Location Information

City: Valley Center
State: California

Ecological Impact

The McCullough Family's solar power system will produce enough clean electricity to offset any one of the following over the 25 year life of the system:

The carbon sequestered by
seedlings grown for 10 years.
The CO2 emissions from
gallons of gasoline consumed
The CO2 emissions from
bottles of BBQ propane burned.

John called into our office this month (March 2009).  His Helio Energy Solutions solar energy system was installed in 2003 at his home in Valley Center in southern California.  It uses 60 BP 150 solar panels to generate 7.2 kW.

“Your message on the return on investment (ROI) for solar could be simpler and more dramatic,” he said.  “If you compare an investment in a CD with a yield of only 3%, solar stands out with a yield of 7-9%.”

John said many people are like him; they have taken their cash out of the market and put it in low yield CD’s.  On the other hand they continue to pay rising energy costs.   According to John’s direct experience, and in his words, “They could be getting nearly triple yield if they invest in solar.”