Echo is the complete solar energy solution that provides more than basic solar – electricity plus thermal energy for water heating. Echo includes more features and more benefits – it's more powerful than basic solar in every way.
Echo is the most powerful solar system – it captures more of the sun's energy and puts it to work for you. In addition to generating electricity, it generates thermal energy for water heating. And when you need extra hot water, Echo has the power to provide that too.
Echo is your utility bill solution. You'll save on all of your utility bills – not only your electric bills, but your heating bills as well. You'll love the way Echo generates more energy and takes a bigger bite out of your utility bills. And so will future homebuyers, if you ever decide to sell your home.
Based on a comparison of a 2.2 kW peak (electric) basic solar system vs. a 2.2 kW peak (electric) Echo solar system, 64.3 gallons per day hot water load, Year 1 energy cost of $.15/kWh, a 5% annual increase in the cost of energy, Phoenix Arizona. Energy savings are based on estimated system performance but may vary with changes in insolation, system orientation, and other factors. The increase in re-sale value is an estimate based on data from April 2011 report by Berkeley National Laboratory "An Analysis of the Effects of Residential Photovoltaic Energy Systems on Home Sales Prices in California". The effective watt peak of the entire Echo solar system was calculated to capture the system's thermal electric offset similar to that of a basic solar electric system.
Of course, Echo includes both solar electric and solar thermal performance monitoring. Echo also includes energy saving features like Remote Thermostat Control, which enables you to control your home environment from your mobile phone. Or for even greater energy savings, take advantage of ENERGY STAR® thermostat settings, activated with the push of a single button. The most complete solar system is also the most advanced.
It's simple – the more energy you make, the less you need to buy. Lock down more of your energy costs with Echo and protect yourself from inflation and unexpected utility rate increases. And with a 25 year warranty on the solar panels, Echo comes with peace of mind built-in.
Based on a HERS analysis using RemRate, comparing a 2.2 kW peak (electric) basic solar system vs. a 2.2 kW peak (electric) Echo solar system, 64.3 gallons per day hot water load, with an 80 gal tank, a .51 EnergyFactor and a 76% recovery efficiency gas water heater, San Francisco, CA.