9.8 KW Solar PV Grid-tied Net-metering system in
Point Grey, Vancouver, BC.
2x Tesla Powerwall Batteries with whole-home backup
Date Installed:July 2021
Grid-Tied or Off-Grid: Grid-Tied
Net-Metering: Yes, BCHydro $0.10 per kWh exported (sold back)
System Size: 9.8 Kilowatt (KW)
Canada Greener Homes Grant- Qualified for $5000.
Amount, Wattage, cell type of Solar Panels: 28x 350W 120-cell split-cell modules.
Brand & Model Number of Solar Panels: Hanwha Q-cells Q-peak.
Module Roof Arrangement: Split-array South & West facing roof aspects.
Brand & Model Number of Central/String Inverter system: Solaredge HD-Wave SE-76000-US Inverter system.
Type of Micro Inverter or DC Power Optimizer system: Solaredge P505 Worldwide Optimizers.
Brand of Racking system used: Kinetic (Canadian Manufactured), with Roofteck RT mini 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 Micro Inverters, 20 Years for Racking, 10 Years for Workmanship.
British Columbia Net Metering Application: Qualified and receiving 10 cents per kWh of excess Solar exported.
Solar Battery Storage system: 2x 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.
When I contacted Vancouver Solar & Electrical Ltd., I received a prompt response and Tarum proved to be very knowledgeable, answering all our questions. Installation was swift & efficient. Tarum also helped me with the City Hall requirements. I can now make electricity even in the rain!
K,Riding, Vancouver, BC.