Carmanah recently inked an agreement with the Yukon Government for a grid-tie solar power system to be installed at the Yukon Energy Solutions Centre, a service and program delivery agency for Federal and Yukon government programs relating to energy efficiency and renewable energy. The system is expected to generate a portion of the facility's electricity to help reduce overall energy costs while exemplifying environmental leadership. The 4.8 kilowatt (kW) system features an array of 24 Sharp 170 watt solar modules and a monitoring system that will report system performance.
While there are significant seasonal variations in the amount of daily sunlight in Canada's North, Yukon receives 1852 hours of sunshine annually, similar to many regions of Canada. Solar power is an ideal choice for northern locations, particularly in remote off-grid areas or where there is an opportunity to feed excess power back into the local power grid, as is the case with the grid-tie system Carmanah is installing for the Yukon Energy Solutions Centre.
About Carmanah's Grid Tie Solar Power Systems
When connected to the electrical grid, a grid tie solar power system installed on a commercial building can supply a portion of the power needed to run the site. Using solar energy reduces dependency on the electric utility, reduces greenhouse gases and lowers monthly power bills. During the day, electricity generated by the solar power system is fed into the building, offsetting the amount of power being drawn from the electrical grid.
For more information on Carmanah's grid-tie solar power systems, visit www.solarforbuildings.com
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