24 Aug '11, 2pm

Unfortunate Solar Installation of the Month

Unfortunate Solar Installation of the Month

The vast majority of solar installers are hard-working, honest, green-hearted individuals who want to spread the good word of solar power. We feature their fine work every week in Greentech Media's solar coverage. In fact, a friend of mine recently contacted SolarCity for an estimate for a residential rooftop but SolarCity turned down the job because an analysis on Google Earth indicated that a neighbor's redwood tree would cast a little too much shade on the roof in fall and winter. But sometimes a customer wants a solar system and good design practice or careful site selection takes a backseat and we end up with a design like the following example. A few years ago, Anna Eshoo , a high-powered Congressperson in California's 14th district, unveiled the very first congressional office in the nation to go maximum green. Eshoo's office installed a 1.6 kilowatt photovoltaic sy...

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