Going green and reducing our carbon footprint by utilizing sustainable or renewable energy is a hot topic for both businesses and the general public. Besides lowering your energy consumption, the more popular alternative and/or renewable energy options are: solar, wind, bio-gas, landfill gas, biomass, ego-thermal and water.
Installing and utilizing a combination of energy reducing measures, along with alternative/renewable energy and Net Metering can add up to some real savings for almost any commercial or industrial business; especially if your peak energy usage is during your utility supplier’s off peak time frames.
If you are interested in solar energy, there are a variety of choices, depending on your energy needs. One of the more current technologies available is a 3 KW Photovoltaic System, or Solar Array System. A photovoltaic system is an array of solar panel(s). The number in the array depends on the energy needs of the end user. The more energy that is needed, the more panels are used.
The solar panels in general will contain either photovoltaic modules or thermal collectors. The Photovoltaic systems contain the photovoltaic cells. These cells convert sunlight into electric current. The thermal collectors absorb the sunlight and convert the energy into a more usable or storable form, like water. The higher your energy consumption, the more solar panels you will need. The panels can either be stationary, or move to follow the sun. The moving panels have more exposure to sunlight, thus creating/converting into more energy.
Most utility suppliers offer a ‘Time of Day’ metering system. Electric power used during off peak times is charged at a lower rate than power used during peak hours. This is especially beneficial to a business that has a higher need for power during the off peak times.
Utility Suppliers will often have an interconnection agreement that is called Net Metering. This agreement permits the owner of the solar array to generate excess power into the utility’s distribution network when not needed. Then when the owner needs that excess power, the utility supplier credits it back to their account. Again, if the user has a lower need for power during the day, the excess will be distributed into the system. Then during a higher power need time-perhaps overnight, the power is credited back.
Enova Energy is an energy services company specializing in energy infrastructure projects behind the customer’s utility meter. Our preferred business model is to build, own, operate and maintain assets for customers on their sites, but we are willing to do turn-key projects and to operate and maintain assets owned by the customer. Our target customers are in the industrial and large commercial space. We’re dedicated to work with our customers to meet their needs, so we’re also able to tailor the system and estimate to meet energy production or architectural goals. In order to do so, we’re making sure we go above and beyond in order to provide complete satisfaction and an unparalleled positive experience for our customers. Our personalized and customized approach creates great relationships with our most valued asset- our customers. For more information visit-https://www.enovaenergy.ca/renewable-energy/.