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Case Studies


Case Studies Commercial Systems

Minturn Huller - Chowchilla, California

Solar Panels Minturn huller Project: Minturn Huller

Size: 540kW

Utility Bill Offset: 78%

Payback: PPA +20% immediate savings & buyout option at yr7

Renewable Energy Credits: 788 per year

Mounting Type: Ground mount

Solar Panels Minturn huller"After analyzing several conventional financing options, Cenergy Power, RT Maher Solar and their team of experts worked with us to develop a project financing structure that made tremendous economic sense to our Board. We'll be able to enjoy significant utilty savings for the first seven years and have an attractive option to buy-out the system after that."
- Jeff Hamilton, General Manager of Minturn Huller

Pohl and Holmes Almond Huller - Turlock, California

Solar Panels Puhl and Holmas Project: Pohl and Holmes Almond Huller

Size: 504kW

Utility Bill Offset: 60%

Payback: less than 3 years for +20% IRR

Renewable Energy Credits: 760 per year

Mounting Type: Ground mount

Solar Panels Pohl and Holmes"We are impressed with their commitment to on-time delivery, quality and workmanship. We are enthusiastic about starting 2010 as a significant commercial clean power consumer."
- David Pohl and Bryan Holmes, Principals of Pohl and Holmes

Midturn Nut, Office Solar System - Chowchilla, California

Solar Panels Minturn Nut Offcie Project: Midturn Nut, Office Solar System

Size: 27kW

Cost: about $181,000 - Federal 30% Tax credit (about $48,00)

California Solar Initiative:
CSI Rebate = $31,000 Tax on rebate ($12,600 add back to cost)
Federal Tax Depreciation MACRS = $54,000 State Tax Depreciation - 5yr straightline = $6,100

System Components: 15 Suntech Solar Modules, 3 Fronius IG Plus 10.0kW inverters

Case Studies Residential Systems

Residential H.T.Solar Panels Residential

This a large residential ground mount system.

The system off sets about $18,000 utility annually.

Installed in November 2009.

32.4kW solar system. 168 – BP Solar modules.

6 – SMA America Sunny Boy 6.0kW inverters

Installed cost was about $179,000

Residential R.H. - Merced, CASolar Panels Residential

This was a Micro-inverter system. This is where each solar module has its own inverter.

Good for residential installations and shading issues.

This was about $65,000 cost of installation.

10.6kW solar system. Capable of providing utility bill off set of around $5,100 annually.

This was a roof mounted system.

We used 56 – Sharp dark framed solar modules. The darker frames have a more aesthetic appeal.


“RT Maher has been an absolutely outstanding company to work with.”

Braga Organic Farms, Madera, CA

“The choice to go Solar was very simple. We knew we were going to save a lot of Money.”

Rich’s Auto Body, Merced, CA


“Our system is actually producing more kilowatt hours than we expected.”

Robert Haden and Betty Dawson Homeowner’s Merced, CA