8.8 KW Solar PV & Tesla Powerwall Whole-Home Backup Grid-tied Net-metering system in Richmond, BC.
Date Installed: December 2020
Grid-Tied or Off-Grid: Grid-Tied
Net-Metering: Yes, BCHydro $0.10 per kWh exported (sold back)
System Size: 8.8 Kilowatt (KW)
Amount, Wattage, cell type of Solar Panels: 22x 400W 144-cell split-cell modules.
Brand & Model Number of Solar Panels: Hanwha Q-cells Q-Peak Duo L-G5.2 400W
Module Roof Arrangement: Split-array E/W/S multiple
Brand & Model Number of Central/String Inverter system: Apsystems YC600i & QS2 Micro inverters with ECU monitoring device.
Type of Micro Inverter or DC Power Optimizer system: Apsystems.
Brand of Racking system used: Kinetic (Canadian Manufactured), with Roofteck RT mini deck mounts.
Soladeck Roof Electrical Junction boxes: 1 used.
Integrated Web Monitoring & Smartphone Application: Included.
Warranties: 25 years on Panels, 12 Years for Inverter, 25 Years for Micro Inverters, 20 Years for Racking, 10 Years for Workmanship.
British Columbia Net Metering Application: Qualified and receiving 10 cents per kWh of excess Solar exported.
Solar Battery Storage system: 2x TESLA POWERWALL 2.0 Lithium Batteries 13.5kWh each (40.5kWh total capacity).
Whole Home Backup or Critical Load Backup: Whole Home backup- Installed Tesla Backup Gateway (BMS) and CT's at the meter location to intercept the main incoming supply so now the entire home is backed up. This home can now be self-powered under self-consumption mode with a chosen set % for emergency backup during power outages. Tesla Powerwall allows the system to sell the excess solar energy back to BCHydro via net-metering as well as allowing the property to remain self-powered, potentially Off-Grid indefinitely during a power outage. The system includes a real-time monitoring application so that the customer can manage/balance their electrical loads during grid failure.