Electricity prices are rising. This is down as much to the important grid expansion necessary for the energy revolution as to the wildly fluctuating prices for fossil fuels. Now you can protect your business against long-term electricity price increases by investing in your own photovoltaic system. With a solar energy system you generate your own energy at a fixed price and therefore have to buy as little electricity as possible from the public grid.
Photovoltaics pays off for business owners
Andrew Foster, Financial Director at Alan Bartlett and Sons“The installation of the PV system is an important investment for our company. It allows us to save on material costs while simultaneously reducing our ecological footprint.”
Save using your own electricity
The most common way to generate and consume solar energy in Canada is called "net metering", and is managed by your regional utility or local distribution company. The basic principle is simple: your PV system sends electricity to the grid, and your receive a credit towards your energy bill for every kWh produced. Often extra generation credits can be carried forward to cover your future needs.
A photovoltaic system can produce electricity for more than 20 years, but for this to happen, it is crucial to have high-quality solar components. We thoroughly test all our inverters and make sure that they work reliably under even the toughest conditions. Our warranty options can extend coverage for a period of up to 20 years, giving you peace of mind over the lifetime of your system.
Make optimum use of your solar energy
Generally speaking, the higher your base load energy consumption – that is, the minimum amount of electricity your business requires over the day or the week – the more self-generated solar energy you use. Your power consumption, load profile (distribution over time) and the capacity of the photovoltaic system must be well matched to maintain maximum efficiency. After all, a supermarket that is open seven days a week and runs a deep-freeze warehouse has a different load profile than an office building. Your solar installer will make these calculations for you and give you expert advice when planning the system, so that it is right for you.