Located near Renova Energy in Palm Desert, CA, a franchisee-owned NAPA Auto Parts store wanted to explore clean energy solutions. The owner of the aftermarket accessories and car care products company also wanted to understand the savings that could result.
After examining past electric usage and determining available roof space, aaa 50.76 kW system was designed and installed using 141 SunPower 360W panels. The savings were immediate – totalling almost $10,000 the first year from 77,846 kWhs produced, which was equal to 64% of their annual consumption.
Savings for this small business owner are estimated to be almost $450,000 over 30 years, and even more if utility rates increase faster than projected.