I asked Dalessa Vardell, secretary of the town of Dish, how much money the town spent on its solar collection system and how much it saved. The city spent $23,300 on the system, which is a 22 solar Pv 250w panels roughly 74 ft in length, she said.
Dish contracted with Home Energy Americas LLC in January 2011 to install the system.
She went out to “read the meter” and the answer turned out to be a little more complicated than she thought.
Vardell writes: “Sorry it has taken me a while to get you this info. I had to contact the manufacturer and Coserv to figure out what the inverter was telling me. Here is what I got.
Since the time of installation it has an accumulated energy yield of 11,736 kWh.”
After I read that, I ran to my calculator to do a little math, with the average kwh in Texas costing 10.75 cents for a commercial customer.
Or about $1,261.62, so far.
Vardell has this to add: “The total operating hours of the system is 6,192 and it has saved 19,950 lbs of carbon monoxide.”