The solar power system was installed on the roof of the mezzanine of North Bay City Hall as part of an initiative to reduce the City's environmental footprint and to help engage the community in the initiative to reduce its impact on global warming.
The project is a joint venture between the City and North Bay Hydro.
The installation, featuring an array of SHARP 175 watt solar modules, was commissioned in April and officially launched on May 23, 2008. The grid-tie solar power system features a web-based data acquisition system that allows Internet access to real-time renewable energy production data from the site. Click here to see live data feeds from Carmanah's grid-tie solar power system at North Bay City Hall and other commercial grid-tie installations.
Carmanah was selected to design, project manage and install the solar power system at North Bay City Hall because of its reputation and ability to deliver high quality, large-scale commercial grid tie solar-power systems in Canada.
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.carmanah.com/grid-tie
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