For new and existing residential properties.

Renewable solar energy is the best and most bountiful source of energy that is able to offset residential power consumption. For a homeowner, it presents a valid option to decrease the cost of your monthly hydro bill. It can also protect you from rising electricity bills in the future as well as reduce your carbon footprint.

Streamline Renewables can supply all of your grid-tied solar needs, for both new residential builds as well as existing residences. We streamline the process and manage every detail from conception, to design, installation and everything in between. Our solar systems are custom designed based upon your needs, budget, and schedule. Our exceptional team manages all permits and applications needed for your project.

To see how we can get started, and what the next steps to take are, view Our Process.

A grid-tied solar PV system is mounted either on the roof or ground and creates electricity using the power of the sun and feeds the electricity directly into your house when required.

A roof mounted solar PV system works best for buildings with good sun exposure and few obstacles or obstructions that would provide shade.

A ground mounted solar PV system is ideal for larger energy consumption, and can be positioned to maximize solar energy generation.

When the solar PV system is not producing sufficient power, the home can draw power from the utility grid.

Any excess electricity generated by the solar PV system can be dispersed in 2 ways, it can be fed back into the utility grid for net-metering, or in some cases, it fed into an optional battery backup for later use in case of a power outage or when the solar PV system is no longer generating power

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.

A backup generator can be also implemented in your residential grid-tied solar PV system. A backup generator can also be useful during a blackout period when no electricity is being produced by the solar PV system or the utility grid. With a backup generator, you won’t have to worry about power outage issues any longer.

Contact Us today for more info regarding grid-tied solar PV solutions for your new or existing residential property.

Benefits of residential grid-tied solar power:

1. Energy independence

A Streamline Renewables solar PV system on your home could generate clean energy and savings on your electricity bills for 25+ years.

2. Credit for excess electricity:

When you generate excess energy that is fed back into the utility grid, your Hydro provider allows you to earn credits through their net-metering program.

3. Higher property value:

When adding renewable energy to your home, it has been known to increase your property value by the equivalent amount of the cost of the solar PV system.

4. Contribution to a greener future:

When adding a renewable energy system to your home you are actively decreasing your carbon footprint.

Rebates & Incentives for Homeowners​

The provincial government is consistently offering more incentives to make the transition to renewable energy.
Receive a credit when you generate more electricity than you consume.
Learn more at bchydro.com
Receive a provincial sales tax exemption on your renewable energy system.
Learn more at gov.bc.ca

Residential 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.

Micro-Inverters

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 home 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 power appliances, lights, receptacles, etc. throughout the home.

Hydro Meter & Utility Grid Connection

In a residential 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 either be stored in optional backup batteries or 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 home, 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 implemented in your residential grid-tied solar PV system. A backup generator utilizes a small combustion engine to create electrical current. It can be very useful during a blackout period when no electricity is being produced by the solar PV system, optional backup batteries or the utility grid. With a backup generator, you won’t have to worry about power outage issues any longer.

Battery Backup (Optional)

Optional deep cycle batteries could also be utilized in a residential grid-tied solar PV system to store excess DC electricity generated by the solar panels. The energy stored in the backup batteries can then be dispersed during a blackout period when no electricity is being produced by the solar PV system or the utility grid.

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