Showing posts with label Kamloops. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Kamloops. Show all posts

Wednesday, 9 August 2017

Our big tracker is in the news!

An article in InfoNews-Kamloops today profiles the tracker owned by our clients Penny and Charles.

Even with the incredible amount of smoke in the area for more than a month, this tracker is making enough power daily to power 2-3 average homes.





The article states:
After installing the largest sun tracking solar panel in B.C. on their farm in Black Pines just north of Kamloops, Charles Hays and Penny Powers expect to never pay for power again.
If all goes according to plan, the power company will pay them.
Charles Hays and Penny Powers hope their story will inspire others.
Charles Hays and Penny Powers hope their story will inspire others.






Sunday, 23 July 2017

Dual axis tracker in Black Pines BC

A big thank you to electrician Amie Schellenberg from Lodgepole Electrical and general contractor Jono Beech for getting this big and bold tracker installed and running.

This 45 module tracker follows the Sun like a sunflower and it will produce more than 25,000 kWh/year.


By 11:15AM today it had already made more than 30 kWh of electricity - enough to power the average home in BC for a day.



It is located on the outskirts of Kamloops in Black Pines and you can see how beautfully it fits into the local environment.



To see how this came together, check out our featured post here.

Monday, 22 May 2017

A new array in Kamloops

Congratulations to Adrian and Sara for their new array. This array is located in the Lower Sahali neighbourhood of Kamloops.

Adrian provided the following endorsement:
Since moving to Kamloops, a city that boasts a lot of sun, I have been interested in installing solar panels. In February I flew over a massive solar farm in the deserts of Western China and was really impressed by the potential. But it was a recent trip to England (yes, rainy England!) that showed me that progressive people are installing solar panels all over the world on their homes. Working with Sweet Spot Solar was a wonderful experience, right from the home visit for an initial assessment, to the installation, and finally to the moment I saw on my mobile phone app that I was generating my own power. 



It is composed of 15 monocrystalline Silfab 285 Watt modules coupled with Enphase M-250 micro-inverters. This is a very high quality system that will produce approximately 5100 kWh/year.

The array is mounted on rails on their shingle roof and it is split into two sections.


Our installer worked around existing vent stacks to maximize roof coverage and it looks like several more modules can be added in the future.



On it's first full day of operation (May 22, 2017), this array made an impressive 28.9 kWh.




To learn more and to book your own free quote, visit our website at www.sweetspotsolar.com

Thursday, 18 May 2017

Look up! There might be a new solar array on a roof in your neighbourhood

We started another solar project today in the Lower Sahali neighbourhood of Kamloops. Stay tuned for updates.

This beauty is being made with one of the best solar modules on the market - Silfab 285 Watt monocrystallines and Enphase M-250 micro-inverters.

Sweet Spot Solar's model is simple. We only sell the highest quality equipment at the lowest price possible. Why buy low-quality solar equipment and pay top-dollar when you could be buying premium product for almost the same price (or likely lower)?



Saturday, 22 April 2017

A sale in Chase BC

A big congratulations to our sales team in Kamloops. They sold a beautiful, high powered solar array made of a whopping 48 modules to a new client in Chase BC. This array uses 72 cell, 315 Watt modules coupled with Enphase M250 micro-inverters. It will be spread across two barn roofs. 




This is how solar works in Kamloops

Our new solar arrays in Kamloops are performing extremely well. Here are some diagnostics from an array with 16 modules from today. This array generated close to 30 kWh with around 1.9 kWh/module. To put that in perspective, 30 kWh is enough to drive an electric car 180km, to run 15 computers for 24 hours straight, or to keep lit 20 60 Watt light bulbs running for 24 hours. OR to power the average BC house for the day with everything.




Sunday, 16 April 2017

Partial and full DIY options work for us too

A new record low in installed solar made possible by Sweet Spot Solar. By doing some of the work themselves, this family saved around $2000 on the installation. The total cost they paid was $11,100. This works out to a new Sweet Spot Solar record of $2.48/Watt installed!



Saturday, 15 April 2017

Sarah and Tim's new array in the North Shore area of Kamloops

Sarah and Tim finished installing their roof-mounted solar array this weekend. This powerhouse is composed of 16 280 Watt monocrystalline modules made by Canadian Solar coupled with Enphase M-250 micro-inverters.

They did most of the installation themselves and brought in one of our recommended electricians to make the final interconnection to their breaker box and to bond the rails and equipment.

Here's the happy team and their new array.



Monday, 10 April 2017

New Sweet Spot Solar ad

The following ad is appearing in Kamloops This Week on April 11, 2017.