90kW Rooftop Small FIT Installation
This 90kW FIT single phase installation was installed on 3 seperate rooftops. In this example, we installed a 36kWac on the implement shed in the back, 12kWac on the weaner barn in the middle and 42kWac on the finishing barn at the front.
This installation caught the attention of SolarEdge Inc., the manufacturer of the inverter system used, who made a case study of the project. This case study can be viewed on the SolarEdge website following link http://www.solaredge.us/articles/blog/ontario_90kw_installation
You will see in the lower left, a picture of the utility room in the finishing barn. In that room, as well as all the control and connection equipment to the grid, we installed a total of (9) SolarEdge 6kW inverters supporting the finishing barn and the weaner barn. Not shown are that we also installed an additional (6) SolarEdge 6kW inside the implement shed with the ac power from that system brought forward to the utility room.
The SolarEdge inverter system as used in this installation incorporates Optimizers installed with each panel to drive the maximum power from that panel. A major advantage with this system is that with snow accumulation on the panels, conventional string inverter production will be significantly compromized whereas with the SolarEdge system, those panels not effected by the snow coverage can continue at full production. This has much the same advantage as we see with microinverter systems like Enphase (which we also supply) but at lower cost. And like the Enphase system, monitoring is down to the panel level so you know exactly what is happening to your investment.
With all FIT applications, you require qualified engineering support and project management to work through the OPA and Hydro One application and installation process - this is not a situation for amateur installers or slick sales people to try on their own. Sashaan is pleased to offer that level of support as a standard to all of our accounts.