Rooftop Solar is excited to announce our partnership with Habitat for Humanity and their Starter Home Project. A direct response to Flagstaff’s housing crisis, the home is the first in the program and can be seen on the northwest corner of Butler and O’Leary in Flagstaff.
The Starter Home project is a campaign by Habitat for Humanity to create sustainable, affordable housing. The best part is that Habitat for Humanity has devised a system of homeownership where homeowners receive equity in the home each year they live there. Homeowners will earn $10,000 back each year for 10 years, allowing them to save for their second home.
Rooftop Solar is donating a solar system valued at close to $11,000. It will provide a 130% offset of an average homeowner’s energy use, leaving the new Starter Home’s owner with no electricity bill and possibly a utility credit! Over the guaranteed life of the system, the homeowner will save about $12,500. The energy produced by the system has the carbon-reducing power of planting 1,530 trees!
Rooftop Solar is very proud of our partnership with Habitat for Humanity and of our ability to give back to the Flagstaff community this way. It’s a perfect fit! Watch for the news of many more Starter Home projects in the near future.
System size: 1.74 kW DC
Number of panels: 6
Panel brand and wattage: REC 290
Inverter type: Enphase IQ 7 Plus Microinverters
Features: Online monitoring portal, 30-year warranty covering parts and service
|Energy Offset||130% annually|
|Energy Harvest||3,122 kWh/year|
|Annual Consumption||2,410 kWh/year|
|Year 1 Savings||$437.08|
|Carbon Offset||131,124 pounds of CO2|
|The equivalent of trees planted||1,530|
|The equivalent of miles driven||140,490|