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Meet Susan and Dale Lumb from Prescott and hear their story:


“In late 2009, my wife and I decided to purchase a solar photovoltaic system for our home in Prescott, AZ. After several interactions with the potential contractor on design choices, we chose a 14 panel 175 watt per panel 2.45 Kilowatt system. Also, because of shading from large evergreen trees, especially in the winter, and detailed performance monitoring capability, we chose the Enphase microinverters.

On January 18, 2010, the system was operating with the APS digital power meter. The system has operated flawlessly since operational installation and it has produced over 99% of the electricity used over the first 14 months. We are delighted with the system and have high praise for the contractor’s installation professionalism and their handling of the required paperwork with the city and APS.

It should be added that our heating is with natural gas, and that we installed low-e double pane windows, as well as improving the house insulation.”

—Susan and Dale Lumb, Prescott AZ