SOLAR SUCCESS STORIES
Searching For The Right Solar Energy System
When a pair of filmmakers from New York City went looking for a solar system to power their new home, they found just one that met every requirement.
Escape From New York
Campbell Daiglish and Catherine Oberg wanted to escape their Manhattan apartment. And when they found a wooded lost in East Patchogue, Long Island near wetlands, a lake, and bordering on a bird sanctuary – they fell in love.
Early on, Campbell and Catherine decided their home would feature solar technology. “Solar is really catching on,” said Campbell. “But most people are conservative about the look of their homes. When you mention solar, they picture unsightly panels that are snuffed out by a passing cloud. We wanted to show that solar has come a long way.”
Form & Function
Campbell and Catherine set three criteria for the solar energy system they would choose. It had to be effective. It had to be attractive. And, it had to be affordable.
They were also determined to have minimal environmental impact. “We didn’t want to cut down any extra trees.” But time and again, they were told they’d have to cut down trees to ensure sufficient sunshine reached the solar panels.
However, there was one exception. The UNI-SOLAR® system from United Solar Ovonic. “When they told us the installation wouldn’t require the felling of a single tree, it made our decision very easy.”
Saving Money, Saving Trees, Saving Energy
UNI-SOLAR® systems also met the rest of their requirements. Once installed, the system was almost indistinguishable from the standing seam metal roof. “The panels become part of the roof. It’s a beautiful installation. People can’t believe it’s a solar power system.”
Most importantly, United Solar Ovonic’s unique systems generate efficient power when the shade from all those still-standing trees obscures a large portion of the roof. On days when the home uses little electricity, the extra power generated by UNI-SOLAR® will be sold back to Long Island Power Authority, turning the electric meter backwards.
Campbell and Catherine went into the project as advocates of solar power and came out as fans ofUNI-SOLAR® systems. “We absolutely believe we got the best system.”
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