Already in 2017 we are seeing a massive increase in the number of solar implementations. With an increased focus on climate change, increased cost of fossil fuels, and increasing price of electricity, home owners and businesses alike are deploying solar panels to their roofs in order to reduce their power bills and save electricity.
Roooham Electric is proud to offer Grid-Tie systems designed by HES PV. With a Grid Tie system, home owners have even more benefits. Instead of being lost, excess energy collected by your Grid-Tie system can be fed back into the electrical grid. You receive a credit from BC Hydro for energy that is fed back.
There is no better time than now to learn about how a solar implementation can save (and even make) you money. For more information, see our partner’s page at: hespv.ca/canadian-energy-programs/british-columbia/
How does a Grid-Tie System work?
See the cross section of a house with solar grid-tie system. There are two basic components:
Solar array: One to ten kilowatts of solar panels, typically mounted on unused south facing roof space.
Inverter: Converts solar energy (DC) to match utility power.
What happens during a power failure?
Grid-tie systems safely disconnect in the event of a power failure. We offer the option of a Secure Source battery backup that would run some selected loads like pumps or lighting in the event of a blackout.
How much energy can I gather with a solar electric system?
In most of Canada, a kilowatt (1000 watts) of solar panels (area A. of 80 – 90 ft2), mounted with good exposure facing south, could generate between 1000 and 1400 kilowatt hours (kWh) of electricity per year.