5.3 kW System

Description:

This 5.3 kW solar PV system was designed and installed on a 1960’s style bungalow in the Ottewell neighbourhood of Edmonton, Alberta. Twenty, 265 watt solar modules were distributed across four roof surfaces,  2 south facing surfaces and 2 west facing surfaces. The modules are connected to a 5 kW SolarEdge inverter via two strings of 10 modules each.

Project Details:
Customer: Black Project Date: May, 2017
Provincial Grant: ~ $4,000 Project Type: Solar PV
Inverter System: Optimizers Address: 9216-60 Street
Number of modules: 20 City: Edmonton
Wattage of modules: 265W Province: Alberta
Owner Comments:

Land survey of house, roof with four surfaces, 20 solar modulesI’ve known Greg Cole, the original founder of EnSegs, since he and his family moved in next door in 2009. Greg and his team installed their first solar panel system on his garage in 2014. In talking to Greg about solar energy, over several years, I began to realize that solar energy was viable in Alberta despite our winters and it would allow me to produce most of my own electricity.

I am really pleased with the friendly service the EnSegs team provided; not only did they install my solar panel system, they also updated my old electrical panel. In addition to handling all of the various permitting aspects of the installation, they also helped with the Micro-Generation Regulations which allows Albertans to generate their own environmentally friendly electricity and receive credit for any power they send into the electricity grid.

Letter of Recommendation available upon request.

Ms Black

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Project Photos:
Image 1


The Kinetic flashings are installed under the shingles; they ensure water does not seep into the roof penetrations. This system uses 2 lag bolts which are anchored into the roof trusses. The “L” bracket supports the rail system. Chalk lines were used to mark the location of each support.

Image 2


The electrical conduit shown here protects the MC4 solar wiring that runs between roof surfaces.

Image 3

The electrical conduit shown with the solar panelsinstalled.
The electrical conduit shown with the modules installed.

Image 4


This image shows 3 of the 4 roof surfaces and the racking. The west facing surface will hold 2 solar modules, each of the other surfaces will each hold 6 solar modules.

Image 5

 A view of the racking, grounding, and the placement of the SolarEdge optimizers.
A view of the racking, grounding, wiring, SolaDeck (black box, lower right), and the placement of the SolarEdge optimizers. The SolaDeck is used as a passthrough for the wiring to enter the attic.

Image 6

The solar optimizers being installed with a Torque wrench to specification.
The optimizers being installed with a Torque wrench to specification.

Image 7

Betty helping with a solar module.
The customer helping two unknown EnSegs people move a solar module!

 Image 8

The view of the solar modules with the squire guard installed. It is used to keep any critters from nesting under the solar array.
The view of the solar modules with the squire guard installed. Squire guard is used to keep any critters from nesting under the solar array.

Image 9

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SolaTrim was installed on module surfaces that were visible from the ground. This helps to reduce costs and it looks better!

 Image 10

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A view of the completed 5.3kw solar array.

Image 11

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The SolarEdge 5kW Inverter was installed in the basement next to the new electrical panel. The Inverter converts the DC energy from the modules to AC energy used in the house.

 Image 12

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The upgraded Electrical panel is shown with the warning labels that indicate there is now a second power source. An optional surge protection devices was also installed.

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