GRID-TIED SOLAR/POWER SYSTEMS

A grid-tied system produces power by being integrated with the utility grid

We design and build Grid-Tied Solar Power Systems for residential and commercial applications. Sample Grid-Tied Solar kits are shown below, which may be ordered as is, or customized as needed.  We highly recommend  partnering with a professional solar company such as Nova or one of our partners when implementing any solar or renewable energy system. Contact us to receive an estimate on a grid-tied system, which can be created remotely for existing buildings.

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Complete Grid-Tied Solar Systems for Low Power Users

**** Starting at $3,420 ****

  • 1,800W Solar Array (6 x 300W solar panels)
  • Optimized Micro-Inverters
  • Racking for flush roof or frame mounting)
  • Rodent Guard device for roof mounted panels
  • Electrical Wiring, Connectors and Breakers for Service Panel
  • Rapid Disconnect safety box
  • Remote online monitoring via smart phone or PC

(Suitable for average utility bill of $70.00 to $130.00 per month)

Typical Installation cost – $2,300

  • Application to the relevant utility company
  • Electrical Permit process
  • Full installation of system components
  • Setting-up user account online
  • Complimentary system monitoring for 6 months
  • 2 Year warranty on labour

Complete Grid-Tied Solar Systems for High Power Users

**** Starting at $12,499 ****

  • 7,300W Solar Array (20 x 365W solar panels)
  • Optimized Micro-Inverters
  • Racking for flush roof or frame mounting)
  • Rodent Guard device for roof mounted panels
  • Electrical Wiring, Connectors and Breakers for Service Panel
  • Rapid Disconnect safety box
  • Remote online monitoring via smart phone or PC

(Suitable if average utility bill is between $150.00 and $250.00 per month)

Typical Installation cost – $3,500

  • Application to the relevant utility company
  • Electrical Permit process
  • Full installation of system components
  • Setting-up user account online
  • Complimentary system monitoring for 6 months
  • 2 Year warranty on labour

More About Grid-Tied Power Systems

Grid-Tied Solar Systems can be expanded as needed to match your electrical power consumption.  Some power companies have restrictions that limit the size of a solar system based on the average annual power consumption for the property in question.  Nova will ensure that your system is sized correctly to get the maximum benefit possible. We will also ensure that your system is not oversized so to avoid any conflicts with the guidelines of your utility service provider and to yield the fastest return on investment.  (Note that oversized systems could actually result in a slower return on investment, depending on the pricing regime and rate schemes in place.)

Grid-Tied Solar Systems are considered to be relatively easy to design and install, compared to Off-Grid Systems – which require more complex integrations with batteries along with multiple or alternate power sources.  Nonetheless, Grid-Tied Solar Systems are electrical power generators, and do require proper planning to avoid any situations that could possibly decrease the performance of the system, shorten the life of the system components, or compromise the safety of the system, property, humans, and animals associated or in contact with the system.  As such, all electrical installations are subject to the regulations of the relevant regulatory agency associated with the location.

There are various sources of power, similar to those used in an off-grid system, that can be used in grid-tied systems such as solar panels, wind turbines and a micro-hydro system.  (See “EDUCATION” for general information related to renewable energy and power system designs):

Power Source Options:

Solar Panel

Size / power options for panel selection in a typical off-grid applications: 245 Watt – 400 Watt.

Typical retail cost (CAD): $0.8 – $1.3 per Watt, depending on quantity, quality and brand name.

Wind Turbine

Non-commercial turbines typically range from: 400 Watt – 2000 Watt.

Integration with a utility grid will require suitable power integration and power management strategies.

Wind Turbine

Non-commercial turbines typically range from: 400 Watt – 2000 Watt.

Integration with a utility grid will require suitable power integration and power management strategies.

Micro-Hydro

Generators used in non-commercial applications typically range from: 1,000 Watt – 4,000 Watt

Integration with a utility grid will require suitable power integration and power management strategies.