Getting your total killowatt-hour usage for the last 12 months is as
easy as calling your utility provider and asking for it. This
information can be released to you over the phone, but cannot be
released to third parties without written authorization. If your
electrical utility company is PG&E, customer service can be reached at:
1 (800) 743-5000. You can also get this information by adding the usage
from your last 12 electricity bills.
If this information is presented in a month-by-month format, we can
be much more accurate in our calculations, but we can also assume a
typical usage curve to your total usage and still provide realistic
We can help you get your usage information by hosting a conference
call to your utility company. Please let us know how we can best serve
For ground-mounted systems, there are 2 primary types of mounting:
ground-mount on a rigid structure, and pole-mount. Pole-mounted systems
can be outfitted with a tracking system that keeps the panels pointed in
an optimal direction, but is more expensive. If the system will be going
on the ground, what kind of mounting would you prefer?
Approximately how far away is your main electrical service panel from
where you would like the system to be installed?