Lane House

1526 Willowwood Street
Denton, TX 76205

Tour Hours: 10am - 4pm

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Even though we are too old to likely see a profit in our energy costs we believe this was the right thing to do.

It should also increase the eventual value of the house when sold because energy bills are much lower.

 

Renewable energy features

Solar PV

kW:  7.95 kW DC
Installation date: May 2016
Installer: Alternatex Solutions LLC

Equipment

30 Upsolar UP-M265P PV Modules, w/ 30 Enphase M250 microinverters

Retail Electric Provider

Denton Municipal Electric

Energy Monitoring

Enphase Enlighten

 

Green features

  • Low water use landscape
  • Attic Tent
  • Solar Attic Fan
  • Thermal barrier (radiant, copper)
  • 10” spray in fiberglass insulation

 

Host Comments

Even though we are too close to retirement to likely see a profit in our energy costs we believe this was the right thing to do. It should also increase the eventual value of the house when sold because energy bills are much lower. We paid only 20K because of Dentonís rebate program and the federal tax rebates. The total cost was 33K. We paid out of pocket in order to avoid having to take loans and pay interest. This latter was important to us because of the unlikeliness of living here long enough to see a profit. Now that it has been over year, we can see that our electricity bills, especially in summer, are much much lower. We had one year here without the panels and are thrilled with the difference they have made. Sometime this year, we will look into purchasing a battery from Tesla which will cover all our electricity needs for up to 9 hours and part of them for up to 31 hours. We also hope to be able to buy an electric car and charge it at home. The newer electric cars are almost to the point of being able to handle Texas distances.