Residential Solar Solutions
Solar energy is the cleanest, most abundant, renewable energy source available to offset residential power consumption. For a homeowner, it provides an effective option to decrease the monthly cost of your electrical bill, including protection against rising rates in the future, and can ultimately reduce your carbon footprint.
Photovoltaic (PV) systems are used to convert sunlight into electricity. Solar panels, inverters, breakers, and mounting equipment make up a PV system’s main components. Solar panels (modules), the system’s main component, generate power by converting sunlight to direct current electricity. Inverters convert the direct current electricity to alternating current electricity to be used in your home.
Two Main Types of Solar PV Systems
The PV system feeds alternating current electricity directly to the house when required, as well as the local grid (eg. BC Hydro, Fortis) if needed. Net-metering programs are currently in place that allow any excess electricity generated by the PV system, but not required by the house, to flow back onto the grid to offset any electricity taken from the grid in the past or future.
The PV system feeds alternating current electricity directly to the house when required, as well as direct current electricity into batteries for later use. This system operates without any connection to the grid and provides a household’s entire electricity needs, eliminating your electric bill altogether.
Residential Grid-Tied Solar Electric Systems
Solar Site Residential Assessment
Prior to any solar electric installation, Rikur Energy provides a detailed and comprehensive solar site assessment, which includes:
Residential Solar Power Installation
If high quality satellite images are available, we can provide accurate estimates for system size and energy production for your specific house.
We execute a site visit to obtain detailed site-specific information required for a solar installation including, detailed roof measurements, electrical capacity of your electrical system, and a shading analysis (if required). For new residential 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 permitting required (electrical, building and/or development permits) and the application to inter-connect the system to the grid.
Installation & Commissioning
The Flush Mount system and flat roof Ballast system is installed by our highly trained and experienced installation crews.
Rikur Energy offers complete turnkey solutions for your renewable energy installations on your home, which includes permits and grid connection applications. We will provide preliminary cost estimates, energy production, and an economic analysis specific to your home. Fortunately, there are government incentives for residential solar systems in British Columbia at this time, you can find them here.
Contact Rikur Energy today for a free consultation or to learn more about adding solar to your residential property.
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