16.75KW Solar Panel system in Shawnigan Lake, Town of Cowichan, Vancouver Island, BC.
3x Tesla Powerwalls whole Home Backup
Date Installed: November 2020
System Size: 16.75 Kilowatt (KW)
Amount, Wattage, cell type of Solar Panels: 50x HiDm 335W 120-cell split-cell modules.
Brand & Model Number of Solar Panels: Canadian Solar CS1H-335-MS
Module Roof Arrangement: 14x facing East, 25x facing West, 11x facing 25 degrees due South.
Brand & Model Number of Central/String Inverter system: Solaredge HD-WAVE SE-7600-US (7.6) EVCharger inverter & SE-5000-US Inverter.
Type of Micro Inverter or DC Power Optimizer system: 50x Solaredge P340 Worldwide Power Optimizers.
Brand of Racking system used: Kinetic (Canadian Manufactured) with Roofteck RTmini deck mounts.
Soladeck Roof Electrical Junction boxes: 1 used.
Integrated Web Monitoring & Smartphone Application: Included.
Warranties: 25 years on Panels, 12 Years for Inverter, 25 Years for Optimizers, 20 Years for Racking, 10 Years for Workmanship.
BCHydro Net Metering Application: Qualified and receiving 10 cents per kWh of excess Solar exported.
Solar Battery Storage system: 3x TESLA POWERWALL 2.0 Lithium Batteries 13.5kWh each (40.5kWh total capacity).
Whole Home Backup or Critical Load Backup: Whole Home backup- Installed Tesla Backup Gateway (BMS) and CT's at the meter location to intercept the main incoming supply so now the entire home is backed up. This home can now be self-powered under self-consumption mode with a chosen set % for emergency backup during power outages. Tesla Powerwall allows the system to sell the excess solar energy back to BCHydro via net-metering as well as allowing the property to remain self-powered, potentially Off-Grid indefinitely during a power outage. The system includes a real-time monitoring application so that the customer can manage/balance their electrical loads during grid failure.
The 'Canada Greener Homes Grant' was launched in 2021 by the Canadian government offering grants of up to $5000 (retroactive from Dec. 1st 2020!) to help homeowners make energy efficient such as Solar Panel with Tesla Powerwall systems to retrofits to their homes.
A complete pre- and post-retrofit EnerGuide evaluation is required for eligibility which can be reimbursed up to $600.
Up to 700,000 grants of up to $5,000 to help homeowners make energy efficient retrofits to their homes will be issued.
The Canada Greener Homes Loan helps Canadians make their homes more energy-efficient and comfortable. It offers interest-free financing in addition to the Canada Greener Homes Grant to help you complete some of the more major retrofits recommended by your energy advisor.
Repayment term: 10 years, interest-free
Loan type: Unsecured personal loan on approved credit
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