A family in Sunnyside has decided to match its annual electrical energy consumption with solar by installing 19 solar panels on its home’s southern roof! Each panel has a rating of 260W and so the entire system has a capacity of 4,920W or 4.92kW for short. As you can see below the system is installed around two skylights and neatly took up the entire roof. The arrays were installed above a vaulted ceiling which required a careful examination of how the racking system was going to be installed. A shading analysis was also completed to determine the affect of a neighbour’s tree on the system’s annual output. The 4.92kW grid-tied system in Sunnyside in downtown Calgary is expected to generate upwards of 6,000 kilowatt-hours per year. The system will offset the release of 7,300 lbs of carbon dioxide from natural gas or 12,600 lbs of carbon dioxide from coal. The system has rendered the home grid-neutral , which means over the course of a year it will produce as much electricity as the house is consuming.
Thanks to Moustafa I am the very proud owner of a top-notch 4.92kW grid-tied system. Moustafa did a fantastic job of explaining my hardware choices, in helping to design the right sized and type of system for my home solar power needs, in completing the technical drawings and in helping me to navigate the permitting and approval process. I look forward to many years of reliable solar power production and take comfort in Neighbour Power’s commitment to stand by what they sell.
Darvin Knorr, Calgary, Alberta