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January 30, 2016

We are a Generac Generator PowerPlay Dealer!


We have become quite skilled at sizing and installing Generac automatic standby generators in the last several years. Longo Electric LLC can design back up systems that power only the essential circuits, or your entire home. We also install portable generator inlets with manual transfer switches or mechanical interlocks. As a Generac PowerPlay dealer we can design, specify and quote your generator installation on site and we welcome the opportunity to provide this service.

Longo Electric LLC also provides routine maintenance service on all of our installations in addition to having teamed up with a Generac factory trained warranty technician. Our customers with pools have found it to be of great value to have their systems keep circulating during a power outage. In the colder months a deep freeze combined with a power outage can lead to frozen, broken pool plumbing, which can add up to thousands of dollars in repairs. Combine this with not loosing refrigerator(s) full of food, pipes inside the home not freezing, and keeping the home’s temperature at a comfortable level.

What do you want to back up?

August 22, 2010

Koontz Solar PV system is 50% complete!


We began a 2kW solar Photovoltaic (PV) installation for Mr. Koontz in Strawberry Plains, TN yesterday. We, and Mr. Koontz are extremely excited for his system to go online and to start selling electricity back to KUB. This system is an array of 10 Sharp 220 watt PV modules and a 2000 watt PV Powered grid tied inverter. Of particular interest is that Sharp PV panels are manufactured in nearby Memphis, TN and the PV Powered inverter is manufactured in Oregon. How is that for keeping the cash in this country?

An initial site analysis and feasibility study was performed by Paul Platillero of Cara-Sol and Dan Longo of Longo Electric, LLC in a joint endeavor. The analysis indicates that Mr. Koontz’ solar system will pay for itself in 13 years, but of course the payback may come sooner as electrical rates continue to climb. We salute Mr. Koontz for being on the cutting edge of technology and the green power movement, in talking with him we have realized that the decision to install his solar system has not only been based on economics, but more importantly, reducing his environmental impact.

The Koontz solar system is scheduled to be online and generating energy by early September. The solar PV process is somewhat complex due to utility regulations, governmental procedure, and municipal electrical inspections. As part of the solar PV design and installation process, all parties come to the table (usually at the proposed site) and form a plan, timeline, and schedule. But while the process is complex Longo and Cara-Sol are there throughout to act as the customers’ guide, and representative. Our goal is to leave you completely satisfied, have fun and make new friends along the way.

Please contact Longo Electric, LLC with any questions about solar power and how we may design and install a system for you. We are also pleased to serve our commercial customers solar power needs.