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Commercial Solar Solutions and PV Systems

Rikur Energy is committed to helping businesses make the switch to renewable energy so you can take control of your energy costs using commercial solar panel solutions we offer. Rising energy costs are a reality for every organization, and investing in grid-tied solar electric systems is a powerful way to reduce operational costs.

In addition to the economic benefits, you will advance your business into a cleaner, brighter future, applying best practices towards your organization’s sustainability goals. Investing in solar energy solutions underpins your commitment to reduce your carbon footprint and reveals to your customers that your business cares about the environment.

Using solar power for your commercial property represents quality, care and operational efficiency and demonstrates a corporate commitment to the planet, a benchmark to set you apart from your competitors.

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Overview of Solar Power in Commercial Industry

Commercial solar power is quickly becoming a mainstay of energy production within multiple industries across Canada. From Vancouver to the East Coast, more and more commercial solar energy systems are popping up, producing electricity from a clean, renewable source. From the panel system, to the solar energy inverters, as well as the mounting and installation process, Rikur Energy can help outfit your company with the ideal solar energy system. Our technicians have the expertise to ensure your solar energy system provides you with the appropriate amount of power for your specific commercial needs. We have the insight and the experience to ensure you get the best return on your investment in terms of energy production and solar energy system durability. We make it easy to adapt your current power grid to include your new commercial solar power system, so you can maintain your level of production and/or service while reducing your environmental impact and annual energy costs.

Benefits of Using Solar Power for Your Company

As we briefly mentioned above, a properly installed and maintained commercial solar energy system will help companies avoid expensive energy costs, while cutting down their overall environmental impact. This can be especially beneficial, as utility rates in places like Vancouver are on a slight rise each year. By investing in commercial solar power, you can avoid dealing with those rising costs all together. In addition, connecting your commercial solar energy system to the existing utility grid can actually earn you some credit on your next bills. Our installation includes connection to the utility grid and the meter provided by your utility. You can accurately monitor the amount of energy you produce, as well as the power you use and transfer back to the grid. This makes it easy to track your savings and production accurately, so you can make detailed plans for your company based on fixed energy cost models.

            In addition to the simplified way your company will be able to produce, use and save energy, a commercial solar energy system will give you the ability to increase the value of your commercial property. This can be extremely beneficial for commercial property owners, as the market may face a severe downturn in the wake of the Covid-19 pandemic. You can also benefit from the positive impact the renewable solar energy system will have on your company’s image!

Common Commercial Uses for Solar Power


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As we briefly mentioned above, a properly installed and maintained commercial solar energy system will help companies avoid expensive energy costs, while cutting down their overall environmental impact. This can be especially beneficial, as utility rates in places like Vancouver are on a slight rise each year. By investing in commercial solar power, you can avoid dealing with those rising costs all together. In addition, connecting your commercial solar energy system to the existing utility grid can actually earn you some credit on your next bills. Our installation includes connection to the utility grid and the meter provided by your utility. You can accurately monitor the amount of energy you produce, as well as the power you use and transfer back to the grid. This makes it easy to track your savings and production accurately, so you can make detailed plans for your company based on fixed energy cost models.

            In addition to the simplified way your company will be able to produce, use and save energy, a commercial solar energy system will give you the ability to increase the value of your commercial property. This can be extremely beneficial for commercial property owners, as the market may face a severe downturn in the wake of the Covid-19 pandemic. You can also benefit from the positive impact the renewable solar energy system will have on your company’s image!

1. Commercial Grid-Tied Solar Electric Systems


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One of the most common applications for commercial solar energy systems is known as the grid-tie system. We briefly mentioned this system above, as it is among the most common applications for commercial solar panel systems in Vancouver. In this system, power is generated by your solar panel system, and used in any number of ways on site. The excess energy produced each day is then shared with the utility grid, which earns your company credit on your energy bills.

  • Commercial Solar Photovoltaic (PV) modules convert sunlight into direct current (DC) power.
  • The inverter(s) convert DC electricity from the solar array to the AC electricity found in the building.
  • The inverter feeds electricity into the electrical distribution system.
  • When your Commercial PV system production exceeds your demand, for instance at night or rainy days, the extra electricity is fed immediately to the grid; the bidirectional meter, provided free by the utility, tracks the exported energy and the utility reconciles credits for usage (net metering), which is reflected on your electric bill.

2. Backup Power

There are some commercial solar energy grids that are exclusively meant to back up a main power source. This can be particularly beneficial for commercial properties with climate controlled warehouses. For example, if a power outage occurs at a meat packing plant, you can expect to lose a lot of inventory if freezers remain shut down for an extended period of time. With a back up solar energy system, you won’t have to worry about issues like this ever again.


3. Off-Grid/Self Consumption

In some cases, it makes more financial sense to consume all the energy you produce with your commercial solar panel system. This is often the case when the price of using energy is higher than the price of selling it back to the grid. You can boost your company’s revenue stream by becoming totally reliant on your own power grid, while making sure to consume any excess energy, as you are disconnected from the main grid.


By investing in solar power, businesses can insulate themselves from rising utility rates and avoid the volatility in the utility markets. By taking the variable nature out of your utility costs, such as eluding seasonal swings in utility rates due to high consumption i.e. summer/winter, it becomes a more accurate fixed expense.

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Commercial Solar Power Installation: Step-by-Step

  • Initial Estimate

    Phone consultation and budget. If high quality satellite images are available, we can provide accurate estimates for system size and energy production for your specific business.

  • Site Assessment

    We execute a site visit to obtain detailed site-specific information required for a solar installation including, a Hydro bill audit, electrical, structural and roofing evaluation. For new commercial construction, we can design a system from the architectural drawings.

  • System Design & Quote

    We will design a system specific to your roof space, budget, and electricity needs. Rikur Energy provides a design to show your roof’s appearance with solar panels as well as an economic analysis.

  • Permitting and Grid Connection Application

    Rikur Energy takes care of all the permits required (electrical, building and/or development permits, and net metering) and the application to inter-connect the system to the grid.

  • Installation & Commissioning

    Installation of the Ballast system and online monitoring by our highly trained and experienced installation crews.

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