• FACT 1: Solar panels take energy from the sun and converts that power into electricity. Because the energy comes from the sun, solar power is a renewable source of energy. Solar power is also eco-friendly as it does not release any carbon into the atmosphere to produce energy solar power is inherently green.

  • FACT 2: Solar panels are one component of Distributed Energy Resources (DER). DERs provide many options to consumers who choose to reduce their reliance on traditional energy sources and use energy more efficiently. The panels can be part of a larger commercial property, where the area is powered by renewable energy through several supporting DER systems like battery energy storage systems (BESS) and monitoring software.

  • FACT 3: Solar power systems can come in a variety of configurations to best suit all consumers. For some, having solar panels on their roof isn’t the most feasible or efficient means of gathering solar power. Solar Energy systems offer an array of options, including:

    • Ground mounted systems
    • Flat rooftop systems
    • Pitched rooftop system
    • Solar gardens – are ground mounted systems that serve mid-size consumers who’s needs fall between residential sized systems and solar farms
    • Solar farms – solar panel installations that provide solar power on a larger commercial or Utility scale
    • Tracker systems, which adjust to get the most exposure they can as the sun changes position in the sky throughout the day
  • FACT 4: Solar power systems are being utilized with net metering systems where the energy your solar panels produce is applied as a direct credit against your hydro bill, essentially winding back your meter. Solar power systems are also being utilized with energy storage systems, where the energy produced is stored directly into a battery energy storage system to be used at the consumer’s discretion.

  • FACT 5: Navigating the options for the best solar power system means looking at many influencing factors such as the direction of your roof facing, power requirements, future integration options and more. Engaging a solar energy professional to assess your site will help determine which solar system option is right for your application.

Arcadian Projects conducts free site assessments to help sort through the options and select the best solution for your application. Give us a call or click on the button to schedule your free site assessment today!

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