13.2 kW (DC) Off-Grid Ground-Mounted Solar System for Cabin in Sullivan, IL
When Jon England was deciding to build The Moose Cabin in Sullivan, IL, he was faced with a dilemma. He could pay tens of thousands of dollars just to have his utility run a power line an extra mile to the rental cabin, or he could find a better way. England decided to build his own power plant with the help of Tick Tock Energy.
After installing 13 kW (DC) of solar panels, England was able to dodge the enormous cost of being tied to the grid. Now, the sun does all the work, running the getaway cabin without sacrificing the amenities of home. The cabin has heating, air conditioning, lighting, television, and full kitchen, all powered from the solar system and battery backup.
Click here to check out the Moose Cabin at Hidden Acres, and watch the video below to see Tick Tock Vice President Craig Pals speak with WCIA 3 about the solar installation.
- Forty (40) Suniva 330 Watt Solar Panels
- Array Size: 830 sq. ft.
- IronRidge Racking
- Solar Output: 18,600 kWh/yr
- Electricity Savings in Year 1: $1,100
- Value of Energy Produced in Years 1-10: $26,300
- ROI (Return on Investment): 4.8%