GCS is not a retailer but a solar contractor with hundreds of systems in operation throughout the utility-scale, large commercial, and residential markets. The quality of our installations is always our priority and proven with industry specific verification equipment. That is why we have invested in industry leading installation and commissioning tools and stay up to date on new technologies to grow and evolve the services provided to our clients.
Powerwall is a home battery that stores solar energy so you can use it day or night and self-power your home. Solar modules typically generate more clean energy than your house can immediately use. So, the Powerwall stores that excess solar to make it available on demand, maximizing your use of solar and reducing your reliance on the grid. Additionally, through the easy-to-use Tesla mobile app, you gain full visibility and control over your self-powered home.
Commercial building site assessments for solar PV can take a full day’s work, conducting detailed field measurements and locating obstructions. Using drone technology, GCS can perform a commercial site assessment in minutes while achieving more valuable results. Using specially designed software, a flight plan of the area can be created off-site. When the drone operator arrives on-site the drone is deployed and performs its pre-planned flight that is completely automated from take-off to landing. Drone innovation has saved projects of various sizes a significant amount time and cost.
EV Chargers & Efficiency Upgrades
With the early phase out of coal powered plants means electric vehicles on Alberta’s grid are only going to get greener. Greening of the grid can also be accelerated by powering electric vehicles with a PV system. The average use of an electric vehicle only requires ~4kW of solar to offset the energy consumption of an EV in a year. This means with 1MW, 250 EVs can be charged for an entire year! Great Canadian Solar is proud to offer services such as carport canopies and EV charging stations to meet the needs of the owner.
LED Lighting & Retrofitting
LED lighting produces light up to 90% more efficiently than traditional incandescent light bulbs, has a longer lifespan, ability to operate in cold conditions, and of course improved environmental performance. This environmentally friendly light source can help companies and homeowners reduce their energy use. Don’t believe this small change can have huge impacts? Contact us today!
Operations and Maintenance
Maintenance is an essential part of any power plant operation. Regular maintenance ensures equipment longevity and continuous safe operation. Generally solar PV plants are reliable and require less maintenance than any other power plant due to minimal moving parts. However, any solar PV plant should have a maintenance plan that includes scheduled, reactive, or unscheduled maintenance. GCS has an experienced and certified team qualified to service and maintain solar PV systems from residential through to Utility Scale projects. Please reach out to our team to learn more about our O&M contracts and services and how we can guarantee safe and reliable operation of your system.
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