Nunavut RCMP Detachments

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Client: 
RCMP
Capacity (kW): 
3
Locations: 
Whale Cove , NU
Commercial Operation: 
2005

Carmanah provided four solar-powered grid tie systems with emergency battery backup for the Nunavut RCMP detachments in Whale Cove, Chesterfield, Kugaaruk and Repulse Bay in September, 2005. The four RCMP stations were relying on a local diesel generator micro grid. During power outages, a portable generator was needed in order to operate the detachment’s emergency loads.

Carmanah’s solar-powered system operates parallel to the micro grid supplying much of the detachment’s energy consumption during sunlight hours, reducing its reliance on the grid. The battery backup system serves to operate the emergency loads during micro grid failure. This automatic function reduces the need for an additional portable generator and keeps the detachment in a sustained state of operation. These systems have reduced maintenance and fuel costs and diesel fuel consumption, therefore having a positive impact on Nunavut’s environment.