The Community Cultural Centre of the First Nations of Lac Des Milles Lac is in a remote location and has no access to conventional grid electricity. Previously, all electricity was supplied by a 78kW diesel generator which ran continuously. Quantum Renewable Energy was contracted by Jazz Solar Solutions to design and install a 93kW photovoltaic array with 300kWh of battery storage. Using this system, the Community Cultural Centre is now capable of being run almost entirely by solar energy, with a smaller diesel generator for periodic backup.
With rising electricity costs becoming a larger concern, more people are looking to offset their electrical usage. Net metered systems are an economical way of reducing your bill while offsetting your carbon footprint. On sunny days, the panels on your roof will literally turn your meter backwards, saving up a credit for rainy weather, leading to some serious savings
2016 was a bumper year for solar at Quantum. Over the course of eight months, more than a megawatt of photovoltaic panels were installed and connected to Ontario’s grid. The lion’s share of this power was installed in two large Feed In Tariff (FIT) projects near Ottawa. These rooftop mounted systems have the advantage of height to keep them out of the shade, and make use of existing infrastructure to minimize visual and environmental concerns.