While Quilcene gets more rain than Port Townsend, solar power systems in Quilcene still work quite well. The Peninsula averages about 3.5 hours of full sun per day. That is about 70% of the sun resources of southern California. This makes grid-tied solar installations very feasible in Quilcene. Power Trip Energy has installed many solar PV systems in the Quilcene area over the years; here are a few of our latest projects:
Du Pen Residence, 6.54 KW, Quilcene, 2016
Residence, 5.8 KW, Quilcene, 2012
This 5.8 KW array consists of 25 Sharp 235 watt modules and a Power One 6000 watt inverter
Gibilisco Residence, 2.6 KW, Quilcene, 2010
2.6 KW solar PV array consisting of 11 Sharp 235 watt modules and a PV Powered 4800 watt inverter that will allow for future expansion of the system.
Gunther Residence, 3.675 KW, Quilcene, 2010
This 3.675 KW Silicon Energy array is ground mounted because the Gunther’s roof is occupied by a 3.5 KW solar PV system they installed in 2006. Bob and Evelyn are well on their way to energy self-sufficiency. They are already in doggy heaven.
Haakenson Residence, 4.32 KW, Quilcene, 2007
4.32 KW grid tied system with 24 Evergreen 180 watt modules and a SMA 4000 watt inverter. The Haakensons are building a home and making electricity from the sun while they are still in the construction process. 200th solar powered home on the Puget Sound Energy utility grid!
Brotherton Residence, 5.7 KW, Quilcene, 2007
5.7 KW system consisting of 30 Evergreen 190 watt modules and a SMA 6000 watt inverter. This system is installed on a sunny hillside above the Brotherton’s chicken coop and garden, all making good use of the sun.