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8.1kW Hybrid Solar Power System w/ Generac 15kW Generator
The Akhouri’s recently built a new home in Fairfax County, Virginia, about 25 miles from downtown Washington, DC. Their goal was to be as energy-efficient as possible with the ability to be completely off-the-grid one day. The home design includes multiple geothermal heat pumps, 2 GE GeoSpring heat pump water heaters, solar attic fans, and premium insulation. The Akhouri’s selected P.E.G. to install the solar PV system, solar attic fans, and backup generator.
P.E.G. designed a 8,100W solar power system using (30) Silfab Solar 270W all-black solar panels and the Schneider Electric Conext XW+ hybrid inverter system. For secure off-grid power, P.E.G. included an 860 amp-hour deep cycle battery bank using 16 Crown Commercial deep cycle batteries. As an added layer of protection, the system designer incorporated a Generac EcoGen™ 15kW standby generator. The EcoGen™ allows the Akhouri’s to quickly recharge their solar batteries during periods of high demand or prolonged overcast weather. The system design provides the best of both worlds: energy savings and energy security.
Fairfax County, VA
Located across the Potomac river from Washington, DC, Fairfax country was a rural area turned suburan as the the post war technology boom and government growth made homes in Farifax some of the most desirable in the country.
To make their home even more valuable, the Akhouris’ addition of solar power makes their home stand out as one of the most environmental friendly and cost efficient in the area.