MANNIX FAMILY SOLAR PRODUCTS
Owners: Gene Hitney and Carol Hills
The Corporate Store is equipped with the following:
12 Siemens/Shell M-75 48 Watt Panels
Mannix Family Solar Products, in Chino Valley, Arizona, demonstrates how PV can provide 100% of a commercial buildings
requirements. On the lower level of the building resides EV Products. The lower level has a large retail showroom, warehouse and a well equipped shop.
The upper level is the headquarters for Mannix Family Solar Products. A 600 Watt solar electric system produces all the electricity
the building requires (about 3 kWh daily). Since both businesses operate only during daytime hours, the PV system requires only a small
battery bank. A separate 200 Watt array provides electricity for outdoor sign lighting.
A wind generator mounted on a tower in front of the building attracts attention and provides backup power on
rare cloudy days. There are energy efficient features in the building, such as the use of natural lighting from skylights and passive heating
and cooling through massive rammed earth construction. In the summer, the PV system powers an evaporative cooler on the roof. A small propane wall
heater provides supplemental heat, using about 400 liters of fuel per year. Together the price of fuel and replacement batteries costs just $225 per year.
DISTRIBUTORS for Alternative Energy Products
THIN FILM CIS MODULES: ST5,(5 watts), ST10,(10 watts), ST20,(20 watts), ST40,(40 watts) CRYSTALLINE SILICON MODULES: SM50/H,(50 watts) SM55,(55 watts) SP70/SP75(70/75/watts) SM110,(110 watts/12 & 24 Volts) SP130,(130 watts) SP140,(140 watts) SP150,(150 watts)EARTH SAFE KITS (Complete Utility-Tie Systems)
Mannix Family Solar Products
P.O. Box 365