Jim and Karin Worthley - 1010 Gilmore Valley Rd, Winona, MN 55987
Jim and Karin’s home is nestled next to Gilmore Creek in a picturesque river valley. As a Master Gardener, Vermi-composter, and Bee Keeper, Jim has lots of sustainability features besides the grid-tied solar PV array on his Garage roof. This is a 6.15 kW array consists of 15 - 410 watt white polycrystalline PV modules (TenKsolar), 2 - 2.5 kW low DC voltage inverter buses, and is mounted on aluminum racking on the south-facing garage roof. The system is tied to the grid and was installed by Winona Renewable Energy of Winona, MN and production started in December 2014.
Jim and Karin hope to produce in excess of 100% of their electrical needs with the system, and believe in solar as a viable means of producing relatively non-polluting energy.