For new and existing commercial properties.

Streamline Renewables wants to help your business make the switch to solar. You have the power to take command of your energy bill by implementing a Streamline Renewables commercial solar PV system.

Increasing energy costs are a reality for all businesses and investing in a grid-tied commercial solar system is a powerful tool that can lower your operational costs.

Not only will you see monetary benefits, but you will also set a precedent as a company that cares about reducing your carbon footprint and investing into a greener future for your community. Implementing a solar PV system for your commercial property presents a high standard of quality, care and operational efficiency as well as creates a benchmark to set you apart from your competitors.

Streamline Renewables can supply all of your grid-tied commercial solar needs. We manage every detail from conception, to design, installation and everything in between. From the panel system to solar inverters, Streamline Renewables can outfit your business with the ideal solar system, custom designed based upon your needs, budget, and schedule. We manage all permits and applications needed for your commercial property.

Our experienced team has the knowledge to ensure your solar PV system will meet the energy requirements for your commercial property. We have the expertise and skills to ensure you receive the best possible return on investment for your solar setup. We streamline the process to adapt your current setup to include a commercial solar energy system, so you can maintain your high level of production and/or service while minimizing your environmental impact and annual energy costs.

To see how we can get started, and what the next steps to take are, view Our Process.
The most common setup for commercial solar systems is a grid-tied solar PV system. In the implementation of this system, power is generated by your commercial solar system by harnessing the power of the sun and converting its energy into DC (Direct Current) power. The DC power then travels through an inverter where it is then converted into AC (Alternating Current) and is dispersed throughout your commercial property to energize your businesses appliances.

The benefit of a grid-tied system is that when the solar PV system is not producing sufficient energy to power your business, your commercial property can draw power from the utility grid. However, if your solar PV system is generating excess electricity, it can be fed back into the utility grid for net-metering.

Net-metering is the process of selling your excess renewable energy generated by your solar PV system back to your hydro provider. In turn, your hydro provider will bill you credits that can be used towards your future grid-reliant energy use. It’s as if you were storing your excess solar generated electricity on the utility grid and it will be given back to you when you require its use. If you have leftover credits on your anniversary date, your hydro provider will pay you for the electricity at market price.
In most cases a commercial solar PV system is equipped with a backup generator to power all electrical applications during a blackout period. This can be useful for a variety of commercial properties, including those with climate-controlled warehouses. For instance, if a power outage occurs at a food packing facility, you could potentially lose inventory if freezers are shut down for an extended period of time. With backup power, you won’t have to worry about power outage issues any longer.

Benefits of commercial grid-tied solar power:

1. Protection against rising energy rates

Harness the clean, free energy from the sun to create your own electricity with the peace of mind that your business won’t be exposed to rising utility costs in the future.

2. Government Rebates & Tax Credits

Not only can you save money by reducing your reliance on the utility grid, as well as generating credits through net-metering, your business could be eligible for a variety of incentives that could offset your solar PV system costs, leaving you with more money to re-invest into your growing business.

3. Energy Security

Become solar sufficient by reducing your reliance on the utility grid so that your business is less likely to experience blackouts and operations can continue uninterrupted.

4. Become a green energy business

Gain prestige and bring about positive responses from environmentally conscious customers by demonstrating your efforts to reduce your carbon footprint.

Rebates & Incentives for Homeowners​

The provincial government is consistently offering more incentives for businesses to make the transition to renewable energy.
Receive a credit when you generate more electricity than you consume.
Learn more at bchydro.com
The Income Tax Act and Income Tax Regulations include measures encouraging Canadian taxpayers to invest in clean energy generation and energy conservation projects.
Learn more at canada.ca

Commercial grid-tied solar PV system setup:

Solar Panels

Solar panel cells absorb the sun’s energy in the form of photons and then converts them into electrons, taking the form of DC (direct current) electricity. A solar cell, or PV (photovoltaic) cell is made up of 2 types of silicon that promote positive and negative electrical charges that are surrounded by conducting metals which transfer the electrons. The panel is topped with extremely durable tempered glass allows light in while protecting the PV cell from damage.

Inverter

Before DC electricity can be sent to the electrical panel it must be converted into AC (alternating current). AC power is used to supply electricity to all connected properties. In order to convert DC power from the solar PV cell into AC power that can be used, the electrical current must pass through an inverter. This is the final step before power can be transferred from the solar panels into your commercial property for everyday use.

Electrical Panel

Once the inverter converts the power to AC, it can then be sent to the electrical panel. An electrical panel is a component of the electricity supply system that divides electrical power into subsidiary circuits that a variety of utilities throughout your commercial property.

Hydro Meter & Utility Grid Connection

In a commercial grid-tied solar PV system, a hydro or bidirectional meter controls the flow of energy to or from your electricity supplier. When your solar PV system produces excess electricity it can be sold to your utility provider for credits on your electricity bill (net-metering). When your solar PV system is no longer producing sufficient power to your commercial property, you can still rely on your energy company to provide electricity so you do not experience a blackout.

Backup Generator (Optional)

A backup generator can be also implemented in your commercial grid-tied solar PV system. A backup generator utilizes a combustion engine to create electrical current. A backup generator could be particularily useful for a variety of commercial applications, including those with climate-controlled warehouses. For instance, if your solar PV system is no longer generating electricity and a power outage occurs at a food packing facility, you could potentially lose inventory if freezers are shut down for an extended period of time. With a backup generator, you won’t have to worry about power outage issues any longer.

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Streamline Renewables supplies all of your grid-tied solar needs, for both new residential builds as well as existing residences.

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