This is a picture of a house in Cape Coral that has long been used as a showpiece for my former employer. It’s a solar photovoltaic (PV) job that was done before my time with the company, but I am very proud of it, nonetheless. Until now we didn’t have any great photos of this home because it is right along the Caloosahatchee River. This weekend I was on a boat and had the opportunity to get some great pictures.
This home is seen by thousands of people every day as they travel west over the Cape Coral Bridge into Cape Coral from Fort Myers. If you’ve every wondered about it, your curiosity is about to be satisfied!
This system contains 30 Evergreen 195 watt solar modules for a total system rating of 5.85kW. It converts sunlight to AC power using a SMA Sunny Boy 6000 inverter. The system is oriented toward the southeast with a roof pitch of 30 degrees. At this orientation, the system can be expected to produce over 8 megawatt-hours of electricity per year, or nearly 1/3 of a gigawatt-hour over its lifetime!
If you are coming over the Cape Coral bridge into Cape Coral, take a look to your right as you come down the bridge. If you catch this in the early morning, the sun’s reflection off the panels can be spectacular, especially in the spring and fall.