Solar PV (photovoltaic) is used primarily for grid-connected electricity to operate residential appliances, commercial equipment, lighting and air conditioning for all types of buildings. Through stand-alone systems and the use of batteries, it is also well suited for remote regions where there is no electricity source (off-grid).
Solar PV panels can be ground mounted, installed on building rooftops or designed into building materials at the point of manufacturing.
The efficiency of solar PV increases in colder temperatures and is particularly well-suited for Canada’s climate.
Solar PV modules can be grouped together as an array of series and parallel connected modules to provide any level of power requirements – from watts (W) to kilowatt (KW) and megawatt (MW) size.
The size of the solar array, battery bank, and AC inverter required for a typical solar PV application depends on a number of factors, such as:
◾ amount of electricity you use
◾ amount of sunlight at the site
◾ number of days without backup that you require
◾ peak electricity demand at any given time.
Sufficient battery storage can easily allow a solar PV system to operate fully independently of a utility.
PV panels should be oriented between south-east and south-west, but of course due south is best. Panels generally need a year-round unobstructed view of the sun. Systems can be sized to provide 100 percent of your electricity consumption, or as a supplement to conventional power utilities.
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SunAir installs and services a variety of products from various manufacturers. We research what we sell, and only work with high quality products. The product list below is not our full catalogue, but some common (heat pump/energy storage/solar power) products. Before we install any products, we carry out our energy audit so we can recommend the best fit for your precise needs.