Suburban PV

March/April 2007
A version of this article appears in the March/April 2007 issue of Home Energy Magazine.
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March 10, 2007
Solar PV is becoming an increasingly popular option for generating electricity in urban and suburban homes. Three years ago Niels Wolter of Madison, Wisconsin, installed a 1.3 kW PV system on his family’s three-bedroom masonry home. The system provides about 80% of their electricity needs, which average out to around 2,000 kWh per year.

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