Location: Carcross, Yukon
System Size: 14kW
Information: Solvest designed and constructed this beautiful system on a South facing, tin roof. We designed the system to be as aesthetically pleasing as possible and use the viable roof space to benefit the customer. Designed and constructed in 2016 this system took 3 days to install and has been producing energy ever since.
Location: Whitehorse, Yukon
Information: This system located in the Industrial area of Whitehorse is currently the largest commercial system in the Yukon . This solar array was constructed using 180 solar modules, covering the South side of the roof completely and also Utilizing a vertical array design. The benefits of cover two different aspects is that during the winter months when the roof is covered, the vertical array will have more production.
Location: Haines Junction, Yukon
System Size: 28.8kW
Information: In 2018, Solvest partnered with the Champagne Aishihik First Nations to install solar on their Main Administration Building. Solvest installed 72, 400W modules on the building. As the original building design was very symmetrical, solvest designed an array that would cover two sides of the building, keeping with the original symmetrical design.
Location: Fisher River Cree First Nations, Manitoba System Size: 1 MW Information: Solvest is currently working on installing our largest project to date . This system will cover 5 acres of land and produce 1 Megawatt of power. Utilizing a ground mount design Solvest is creating rows of panels facing South, to harness the most energy possible. This project is in partnership with the Fisher River Cree First Nations in Manitoba, it will use our expertise in solar system design and construction and will involve members of the Fisher River First Nations. Pictured here is our Operations Manager Michael Schultz helping with training before the construction begins.
Location: Takhini Hot Springs Rd, Yukon
System Size: 19.2 kW
Information: This bifacial array constructed in 2017. It was built with 48, 325W solar modules. The benefit of a bifacial panel is that you can have solar gain from both sides of the panel. Bi-facials are becoming more popular for ground mount systems, as well as being used for patios and deck coverage due to their ability to allow light through. They work especially well in the winter months when light is reflected off the snow back onto the panel.
Location: Shallow Bay Rd, Yukon
System Size: 28.35 kW
Information: Ground mount systems are becoming very popular with clients outside of city limits that have more land available. The benefits of a ground mounts system are their ability to be mounted at optimal angles and direction based on your specific location. This allows you to produce more than a typical roof system as well because you are not limited to the size of your roof. This particular system included 90 solar panels that were combined to create a large 28.35kW array. The added benefit of a ground mount system is the simplicity to clear them off in the winter months.
Location: Yellowknife, NWT
System Size: 6.93kW
Information: But my roof doesn’t face South? This is a question we get a lot here at Solvest Inc. and this system proves you do not need a South facing roof to have solar as a viable option. This East-West array located in Yellowknife, allows for a more well-rounded solar production during the day. The benefit of arrays like this is the oversized East facing side can generate more in the morning and in the afternoon the West side can do the same. This allows for a more balanced power curve and allows for a customer to produce more than what could be produced by just a South-facing roof.
Location: Haines Junction, Yukon
System Size: 17kWh
Information: It only makes sense that solar goes hand-in-hand with battery storage solutions. Solvest has designed many off-grid and larger systems that use batteries to store the excess power generated. This means that off-grid customers can rely less on generators for power and larger commercial customers can protect expensive equipment from power outages and brownouts. This specific system was for an off-grid client who we installed solar for, along with this 17kWh lead nano-carbon battery bank. A 17kWh storage system like this could potentially power a home for two days, depending on the electrical load.
System Size: 6.4kW and battery storage solution
Information: Solar is a great investment for clients that are off the grid. This system included a 6.4kW solar array and battery solution. Reducing the need to rely on fossil fuels and noisy generators all the time, solar can power you throughout the summer months. During the winter months the battery storage allows you to reduce the time you run your generators.