Northern Community Science Centre
|Project : Whapmagoostui-Kuujjuarapik||Installed: 2011|
|Total power (kWp):||Seven grid-tied and six off-grid Photovoltaic (PV) power systems totaling 37.8 kWp|
|Type of system:||Grid-tied and Off-grid Photovoltaic (PV) power systems|
The off-grid PV systems each comprised 1.4 kWp of SolarWorld monocrystaline solar modules, Xantrex XW MPPT 60A charge controller and 4kW / 24V inverter charger, 15 kWh GEL battery banks, mounting hardware and accessories. These autonomous systems serve to power equipment located at CEN installations in the Boniface and Lac à l'Eau Claire sectors. CEN recognized the advantage of low maintenance off-grid PV systems over diesel generators, which require costly maintenance, repair and operation. Transporting diesel fuel to remote areas, often by air during the wintertime, is particularly costly and increases project risk. Matrix Energy also supplied low voltage DC appliances, including heavy duty pressure pumps and top loading fridges and freezers.
The seven PV systems connected to Hydro-Quebec's utility grid each comprise 4.2 kWp of SolarWorld monocrystaline solar modules, Xantrex 5 kW grid-tie inverter and monitor, mounting hardware and accessories. These systems allow CEN to reduce their electric utility costs on a monthly basis, and were installed in the Kuujjuarapik, Umiujaq and Salluit sectors of the province.
MatrixAir™ solar air heating highly efficient and very cost effective means of providing solar air heating and ventilation on new or existing commercial, industrial or institutional buildings operating in cold climates
MatrixAir™ Solar Air Heating Systems - transpired solar heating collector, backpass solar air heating, roof mounted solar air heating system - patent pending.
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