California governor’s 14.2-kW off-grid private residence powered by SolarWorld

By Kelly Pickerel SolarWorld Americas has supplied 14.2 kW of its panels for the off-grid house that California Governor Jerry Brown is building northwest of Sacramento.
West Coast Sustainables, a SolarWorld-authorized installer, has installed the solar-based power system at a rural location miles from the closest grid power. Aside from solar panels and inverters, the system includes charge controllers, lithium-ion batteries and a backup generator.
Jason Andrade, owner of West Coast Sustainables, said virtually all system components were made in America. The solar panels were made at SolarWorld Americas’ headquarters campus in Oregon.
“I tried to buy exclusively products made in the United States,” Andrade said.

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