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Commercial Ground Mount

This 36kW ground mounted system was the first of four systems we  installed for Cedar Park Storage in Verona, Virginia.  All totaled, CPS has over 75kW of installed PV solar as well as a solar thermal system heating the water for the manager's apartment and office warehouse complex.  The systems were installed using the REAP Grant which provides 25% of the system cost back to the owner in cash.    Return on invested capital for a system owner is above 25%.  Please note, in all our systems, the panels are plum, level, ....perfect.  We welcome any business to contact us today as we offer our grant writing service free of charge!

Commercial Flower Grower Solar

On a smaller scale, but no less exciting, this commercial solar installation will provide 100% of the power used in this flower growing operation.  Compelled to not only speak out against the proposed pipeline, the owners of Blue Heron Farm wanted to make a concrete change in the way that they procured energy.  They would have installed the system even if the return on investment was not so good.  They have also installed a system to generate the electricity used in their home.

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Off-Grid Excellency

For this project, SunDay Solar worked with Tectonics Builders to install an entirely off-grid battery backup system. Located along Skyline Drive in Nelson County, this unique building now has guaranteed power without any ties to the power grid. When the customer simply wants to get away from the stress of the city, they can find peace and comfort with solar power!

Texas Installation

This impressive 83kW system was installed on a beautiful hotel in MccLellan Texas. Working on a tight schedule, we were able to finish this massive project in five days. The installation in Texas demonstrates SunDay Solar's ability to install major commercial arrays anywhere in the United States. Nothing makes us happier than installing solar power in new and exciting locations.

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"We've had a great experience with SunDaySolar.  The company did excellent work in maximizing the number of panels for our space, and demonstrated installation skill with our roof type.  SunDaySolar expertly guided us through the available incentives, and when one of our inverters needed a reset, they were out there the next for us.  Kudos!  and thanks."  Jeff Kay,

"The Way I see it, you can either make yourself or the Power Company Rich."

- Richard Crisler

Step 5: Inspection of the project will occur shortly after completing installation. After we pass inspection, which primarily happens the first time, we will connect the system to the local power department.

Historical Buildings with Solar Improvements

This historic estate, built in 1798, has been completely restored and updated by its current owners. This included a request by the owners to install a solar array that would provide 100% of their necessary energy, so that they need not purchase any from a power company. While the antique and delicate roofs were a complicated addition to the project, we installed a major array on the barn of the nearby Vineyard, and wired the energy 1200 feet back to the house. We are happy to say that these customers are fully solar powered!

Georgia Installation

This beautiful picture was taken by one of our expert installers, Eric Murphy, after a 50kW installation on a hotel in Atlanta, Georgia. After working tirelessly in the sun, our crew at SunDay Solar accomplished this massive project in under a week. We used a ballasted system for guaranteed support and long-term efficient energy collection. Don't let being out-of-state keep you from the best that the solar industry has to offer!

 

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Commercial Ground Mount

This 36kW ground mounted system was the first of four systems we  installed for Cedar Park Storage in Verona, Virginia.  All totaled, CPS has over 75kW of installed PV solar as well as a solar thermal system heating the water for the manager's apartment and office warehouse complex.  The systems were installed using the REAP Grant which provides 25% of the system cost back to the owner in cash.    Return on invested capital for a system owner is above 25%.  Please note, in all our systems, the panels are plum, level, ....perfect.  We welcome any business to contact us today as we offer our grant writing service free of charge!

Fantastic Farmville

The Sullivans asked SunDay Solar to create a solar array that would generate enough clean energy to supply 100% of his Farmville home's electric needs. Additionally, he asked that, should grid power go down, the solar array would be able to power his lights, refrigerator, freezer, well pump, and internet. Our solution utilizes his south facing garage roof as well as the south and western faces of his home. We installed all-black, monocrystalline, 300 watt panels to create an attractive and efficient array. We used inverters from Solaredge and a battery  from LG Chem to insure that his system would run efficiently for years to come.

Step 5: Inspection of the project will occur shortly after compeltion. We have a 95% pass rate on the first inspection, one of the highest available! After inspection we will link the system to the local power company.
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Panel and Battery Combination

The Mckeans's asked us SunDay Solar to provide a solar system that would provide 100% of their power from the sun, while also providing a battery backup for extra storage. We were able to successfully supply a 7.6 Solaredge Inverter with battery with 360 Watt panels that will achieve their goal of total solar power. Likewise, the price of batteries that we installed with decrease and the power they hold will only become more valuable, making them an excellent addition to their house. We highly recommend a battery backup as an investment.

"Our goal is to provide efficient solar energy at a reasonable price for anyone in need. We have the experience and materials to install solar panels on any project."

 Richard Crisler

Solar PV panels installed on custom agricultural shed

Battery Backup System on Steriods

Working closely with the homeowner, we built a custom agricultural shed using recycled building materials that holds 11kW of solar panels.  Once generated, the DC power travels 550 feet underground to the home where it charges the 48 volt, 811 amp hour battery bank and runs the electrical loads of the house.  From a short power out to a total grid meltdown, this system is built to keep its owner in power.  Interestingly, the owner decided to use high grade US made Deka Unigy II batteries which have a practical use life of 15 years, justifying the higher cost by being able to use the 30% tax credit on the first set of batteries.  Also worth noting is that the customer specified more expensive US made panels and inverters, stating, "I didn't install the system to make money, I did it because it was the right thing to do".   Despite his good intention, it has been a very good investment.

Commercial Installation

The owners of Advance Concrete, understanding the importance of renewable energy, chose to generate 100% of their energy needs using solar power. Combining the 30% Federal Tax Credit, the R.E.A.P Grant, and the depreciating cost, the system will pay for itself in under 7 years! Advance Concrete is one of many commercial jobs that has been successfully undertaken by SunDay Solar, and demonstrates the abilities of large scale solar installations.

 

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Complex Roof... No Problem

This project, installed for a talented architect in the Charlottesville area, demonstrates the benefits of solar as an aesthetic choice and investment on the home value. We used Winaico, all-black monocrystalline panels, so that the array would be both efficient and blend in with the copper roofing. The standing seams of the roofing allowed us to use S-5! clamps that attached to the seam using compression. Here at SunDay Solar, we take pride in our creativity and problem solving; if you have a difficult roof, give us a call!

Need Lots of Energy... We Got You

Some customers sure do need a lot of energy! Luckily, we at SunDay Solar are prepared for any project. For this project, SunDay Solar was asked to repair and improve a solar system that had fallen into disrepair. SunDay Solar quickly installed a 6kW system and rewired the preexisting system. The client was so pleased with our improvements to the system that we are currently installing another 15kW to the array! Solar panels do not need to be on the roof, SunDay Solar can wire the energy from a ground-mounted system directly into your home.

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Commercial system Expansion at our Headquarters

In order to fit more panels on our warehouse roof, we extended the roof line by six feet.  Once accomplished, the installation of the 104 Winaico 260 Watt panels and two Fronius three phase inverters was a snap.  All tolled, we have 160 panels on our warehouse and it supplies electricity to the four businesses located there.  The system installed with the help of a REAP grant and grandfathered to sell Srecs into the DC Market will have a quick payback.

Small but effective

On the other end of the spectrum is a three panel trailer based system we built for a client who lives year round in a RV Park.  During the winter months,  when most inhabitants leave and electricity at the park is shut off, our customer still has power.  When the power is shut off, the trailer is rolled to a sunny spot to do its work charging the batteries in our client's cabin.  The batteries are hooked up to the cabin main service panel and become the source of electricity.   Another small battery backup system we installed in a remote barn is used only for lights, fans, and to keep the radio on which "keeps the animals more content".  Whether a system is small or large, we still get the same excited feeling when the connections are made and electrons start flowing.  It's magical.

Small But Effective: Trailer Mounted Solar Array
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The Walker's Solar Improvements

To provide a place for this solar system a tree was cut down in the front yard opening up light for the solar system. Margaret and Dale Walker were so pleased with the light that they were getting on their front yard after the tree was removed that they decided to plant a garden! The solar system provides almost 100% of their electrical needs and looks great as an addition. Between the solar system and the garden, it is clear that the Walker's are doing their part for the environment and their wallet!

Sunburst SunDay

These customers were so pleased by their SunDay solar system that they wanted to take a picture in front of the project. Fittingly, the homeowner decided to model with a Les Paul Sunburst, mimicking the burst of sun powering his home. The couple has a final goal of being 100% solar powered, and this project put them almost entirely clean energy supplied. They told us that they plan on installing more panels, so we purposefully sized the panels and inverter so that they would become entirely solar dependent with future installs.

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What do you do when your home is covered by trees?

In order to find a sunny spot for solar on this site, we had to clear a rocky overgrown slope north of the customer's driveway to install a residential ground mount.  Although the site was rough, the finished product is anything but.  The power flows from the array to an inverter in the homeowner's garage 50 feet away.

Commercial Ballasted System at Blue Ridge Graphics

The very fine folks at Blue Ridge Graphics in Charlottesville, print your tee shirts using power from the Sun!  When a roof is flat, we typically use a ballasted system which is held down to the roof by ballast, or weight.  This typically adds only 5 to 7 pounds per square foot to the roof load something most commercial roofs can handle.  Right next door, at Brown's Cleaners, we installed a large thermal system which heats the water used in the laundromat.  Who knew, that Brown's Cleaners heats water with the help of the Sun!  Make a point to look at their roof when you drive by.  Both systems are sound business investments.

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Awning Extension on a Shed

This project had us install a 6kW solar awning on an existing shed .  Not only does the solar awning provide half of the electricity used in the home 160 feet away, it also covers equipment and holds a swing set for the kids.  Watching the children happily swing from the structure that houses the panels is a wonderful juxtaposition which portends of a future in which solar is more seamlessly integrated in our lives.

Gorgeous Solar Landscape

Nothing could make this Virginian landscape more beautiful, except maybe a sleek and modern solar array. SunDay Solar used modern monocrystalline panels colored black on both sides to add an aesthetically pleasing look from every angle. 12.9kW of energy never looked so fresh!

Step 6: Turn on your system and watch your power bill and carbon footprint shrink!
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Turning a negative into a positive

This client has a home office with a roof that slopes to the north.  This is not good for solar.  To overcome this situation and turn a negative to a positive,  we tilted the back of the panels up so that they all now face south!  Good solar is both an art and a science.  Please note the home made system on the adjacent roof and this point becomes even more evident.

Sleek and Modern Virginia Barn

The sleek and modern look of this agricultural barn installation in Afton Virginia offers 24 kW of solar energy. The clients in Afton were so pleased by SunDay Solar's efficient work and customer satisfaction that they decided to expand the system to incorporate more clean energy into their home. Nothing makes us happier than returning customers!

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Solarize Charlottesville!

This elegant installation, on the Atchison property, was installed through the "Solarize Charlottesville" program developed through the "LEAP" program. This project demonstrates our ability to work through incentives and programs to offer clients the best opportunity for solar. We took advantage of both the east and west roofs to create an array that provided the client with 50% of her energy through solar power.

"We keep moving forward, opening new doors, and doing new things, because we're curious and curiosity keeps leading us down new paths."

- Walt Disney

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Hausman Residence: Crozet, VA - Spring 2017

 

This gorgeous array, we installed in the spring of 2017, not only looks better than the original roof, but it offsets the electricity usage by over 80 percent. This installation will do an excellent job of reducing carbon emission for the future. If you listen to NPR on the radio, you have likely heard Sandy Hausman reporting.

"We had a large array of solar panels installed on our home's roof by SunDaySolar.   SunDaySolar was extremely attentive to our needs and questions throughout the whole process.  One concern was aesthetics and how solar panels would change the appearance of our home.  Mr. Crisler told us about a possibility for a panel type that we had not known about before.  We chose that type and are very pleased with the result.  All of the work was done professionally and with minimal inconvenience for us.  We have a high-quality system, and we are happy to recommend this company." - James and Virginia Rovnyak, Crozet

 

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