Archive for the ‘Case Studies’ Category

Apr15

Short Family’s Residential Solar

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Name of Project: Short Family’s Residential Solar

Type of Project: Solar Energy: PV + Thermal

Location: 5 Randolph Road Toronto, ON M4G 3R6 Greater Toronto Area (GTA)

Size of Installation: PV: 3.2 kW Thermal: ~ 5’ x 12’

Actual/Estimated Generation Output Per Year:

PV: 3,600 – 3,800 kWh/yr

Actual/Estimated Cost Savings Per Year:

PV: (revenue) $2,800 – $3,000/yr
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Apr15

Queen Victoria House

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Name of Project: QUEEN VICTORIA HOUSE

Type of Project: Residential Renovation

Location: 4 Queen Victoria Street Toronto, ON

Size of Installation: Deep Green Retrofit, 5 kW photovoltaic array, solar thermal hot water

Ownership Model: Home owner Owner: Paul Dowsett & Ron Lambert

Total Energy Consumption Per Year: 46,397 ekWh (electricity + natural gas equivalent)

Total Energy Cost Per Year: $2,419 Generation
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Apr15

EVPV Stevie’s House

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Name of Project: EVPV Stevie’s House

Type of Project: Electric Vehicle Charging, Photovoltaics, energy efficiency lighting/ appliances

Street: 72 Nanaimo Cres
City, Province: Stoney Creek, ON Postal Code: L8E0E1
Region: Hamilton/ Niagara

Size of Installation: 7.68 kWh solar array, $0.549/ kWh microfit rate, 30 amp Sun Country Highway level 2 charging station

Actual/Estimated Generation Output Per Year: 8.5 MWh solar output
Actual/Estimated Cost Savings Per Year: Annual Solar Generation $4,500 – $1,000 electricity consumption = $3,500 net per year. Estimate 6.2 year simple payback and 15% ROI.
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Apr14

Chris and Clare’s Zero Carbon Home

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Name of Project: Chris and Clare’s Zero Carbon Home

Type of Project: New Residential Construction, Combination Solar Thermal System with Seasonal Energy Storage, Grid-Tied and Grid-Interactive PV system, multiple natural energy and efficiency sub-systems

Location: 732 Heritage Drive Merrickville, ON K0G 1N0

Region: Merrickville-Wolford

Size of Installation: House, 10+kW PV, 20 kW thermal, Seasonal Thermal Energy Store, Solar SDHW, solar thermal radiant floor heating, radiant floor cooling with ground loop heat exchange, solar heated greenhouse, root cellar, ground loop pre-heating of ERV, ground loop post-cooling ERV, critical systems backed-up on grid-interactive PV system, grid-tied PV system to offset EV and house consumption,

Actual/Estimated Generation Output Per Year: 20 MWh (thermal)/ 15 MWh (electrical)

Actual/Estimated Cost Savings Per Year: Not Applicable; house has no baseline consumption, does not burn carbon and will be a net producer of energy.
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