Solar Air Heating Systems


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Matrix Energy PV Projects


Project : Ecocentre, Montreal
System Overview :
  • 1.5 kWp solar module
  • 2.0 kW inverter
  • 4.0 kW Wind turbine
  • 4.0 kW inverter
  • 80h Battery bank
Type of system: Hybrid sytem

1.5 kWp solar array installed on the rooftop and a 1.0 kWp wind turbine mounted on a 12-meter pole installed adjacent to the main building will furnish the essential energy required to operate the Eco-centre. Tied to Hydro-Québec (the first ever for the province) using separate SunTie and Grid-Tie inverters, this systems works in 2 ways. When the system produces more energy than the Eco-centre requires, it will act as a micro-generating station and transmit the surplus energy to the hydro grid. If the system generates less than is needed, the Eco-centre will take the energy it needs from Hydro-Québec.

Matrix Energy ’s grid-tie solar and wind turbine electric system changes DC electricity into useful AC electricity and also sends excess power generated back to the Hydro-Québec. The wind system also includes batteries, providing reliable back-up power during grid power outages. The battery-based inverter allows the Eco-centre to send power back to Hydro-Québec, while also protecting the Eco-centre against power outages.

In addition to providing the grid-tie system design to the project engineers and architects, Matrix Energy supplied all the system requirements including; solar modules, roof mount, inverters, battery bank, wind turbine, voltage controller.


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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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