6.8 kW System

Description:

This PV array was installed on two south facing roof surfaces. Five of the twenty, 340 watt 72 cell solar modules were placed on an unusual five-sided pentagonal shape. The modules are connected to a 6 kW SolarEdge inverter via two strings of 10 modules each.

Project Details:
Customer: Pudrycki Project Date: September, 2017
Provincial Grant: ~ $5,000 Project Type: Solar PV
Inverter System: Optimizers Address: 8720-90 Avenue
Number of modules: 20 City: Edmonton
Wattage of modules: 340W Province: Alberta

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Project Photos:
Image 1

fall protection, solar installation, Edmonton, Alberta
A fall protection device is shown. These devices are installed to create an anchor location for the safety equipment to tie into.

Image 2

The fall protection device is shown with rope and attachment. Rope grabs, shock absorbing lanyards, and safety harnesses are all part of the fall protection equipment used to safely move up and down the roof surface.
The fall protection device is shown with rope and attachment. Rope grabs, shock absorbing lanyards, and safety harnesses are all part of the fall protection equipment used to safely move up and down the roof surface.

Image 3

The racking system includes: the flashings which are installed under the shingles, they directed water away from the penetrations; rails which hold the weight of the solar panels; and the various attachments.
The racking system includes: the flashings which are installed under the shingles, they directed water away from the penetrations; rails which hold the weight of the solar modules; and the various attachments.

 

Image 4

A continues grounding wire runs between each rail and into the SolaDeck (the passthrough box that allows the wiring to enter the roof).
A continuous grounding wire runs between each rail and into the passthrough box that allows the wiring to enter the roof.

 

Image 5

A torque wrench is used to fasten clamps at the ends and in between the solar modules. A torque wrench ensures the manufactures specifications are followed. Mid and End clamps secure the solar panels to the rails.
A torque wrench is used to fasten clamps at the ends and in between the solar modules. A torque wrench ensures the manufactures specifications are followed. Mid and End clamps secure the solar modules to the rails.

Image 6

The solar panels shown on the unusual five-sided pentagonal shaped roof.
The 5 solar modules shown installed on the unusual five-sided pentagonal shaped roof.

Image 7

The rails are leveled and now sit ready for the installation of the SolarEdge optimizers, then solar panels.
The rails are leveled and now sit ready for the installation of the SolarEdge optimizers.

 Image 8

The first solar panel is installed on the rails after the installation of the SolarEdge optimizers.
The first solar modules or solar panel is installed on the rails after the installation of the SolarEdge optimizers.

Image 9

The proud owner of the new solar array trying on the safety equipment and doing a final inspection.
The proud owner of the new solar array trying on the safety equipment.

 Image 10

5 solar panels shown with the SolaTrim squire guard.
The 5 solar modules shown with the SolaTrim squire guard. The squire guard is used to keep any pests from making a home under the solar array.

Image 11

The 6 kW SolarEdge inverter shown installed next to a new sub panel being installed next to the main panel.
The 6 kW SolarEdge inverter shown installed next to a new sub panel being installed next to the main panel.

 Image 12

The SolarEdge Inverter was tied into the homes router. The CAT5 wiring was tidied up and the router was re-installed under the cable modem.
The SolarEdge Inverter was tied into the homes router. The CAT5 wiring was tidied up and the router was re-installed under the cable modem.

Image 13

solar inverter, solar installation, Edmonton, Alberta
The SolarEdge 6kW Inverter was installed in the basement. The Inverter converts the DC energy from the modules to AC energy used in the house.

 Image 14

The view from the front of the home.
The view from the front of the home.

 

 

 

 

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