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How do I know which alternative energy to use?
On or Off Grid Solar
You might need off-grid power for a cabin, or maybe you just want to offset your homes electricity with what we call a "Grid Tied System". Either way, solar is a fantastic investment. It reduces your electrical dependency, creates additional value to your home, and supports a sustainable planet and job sector.
Still, many people have questions or concerns about whether it’s worth it for them to invest in solar power. Talk to us, and we’ll help discover if there is enough benefit to installing solar panels.
From there, we will help find the optimal placement of panels and tie it safely into your home. We also provide servicing on existing solar setups, keeping those panels at peak performance. If you have back up batteries hiring a contractor to maintain these will definitely save you long term.
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This is another beautiful installation in Errington, BC that Osprey Electric Installed.
18KW Grid Tied system utilitzing enphase micro inverters. We might add that it is also one of the largest residential installs in BC.
Cabins and Remote Buildings
Power is luxury in some places, so you need to generate electricity where you are.
If you’re building a recreational cabin, or a remote monitoring station, we will travel and implement different power sources. Solar, wind or generators, we can help get the juice flowing.
Not sure how much power you’ll need to generate? We’ll help you determine the proper setup, adjust voltages for different pumps and appliances, work with other trades, and make sure you have consistent, reliable power.
Did you know...
If you are running your cabin or lodge off a diesel generator installing a solar system will have a return on investment in under 5-7 years! After that its cash in hand.
Electric Car Refuelling
Only a few years ago it seemed pretty far-fetched to have electric cars on the road. Now thousands of people are going electric.
Though technology has improved and costs are declining, electric cars still require frequent charging. That means home and business refuelling stations to get your car juiced for tomorrow.
We have the tools and knowledge to properly install charging stations at your home and business. We can further offset your investment by providing the solar panels needed to charge your car.
Typically a city driver only needs 6-8 panels to produce the amount of energy they need to charge their car year round.
EV Charger info
Grid Tied Solar
Near Nanaimo lakes remote Vancouver Island, BC
Coast Road Solar
Largest Residential Solar install in BC.
Osprey Designed and implemented a complete interconnection of a 26 KW Solar System. One of the largest Residential Solar install for BC. For this project we worked alongside BC Hydro Net Metering department, Safety Authority Inspectors, and local Solar Co-Op.
Passive Design Home
A rare "Passive Home Design" in partnership with Pheasant Hill Homes. Built for optimal energy efficiency. This home included LED Lighting, central generator, automated transfer switch, and unprecedented attention to detail from the ground up. A challenging exciting build for all trades involved!
Off Grid Solar Cabin
Designed and implemented 100% in house this cabin is completely self sufficient. Includes all the normal electrical requirements of a home plus a solar array with central inverter and battery charge controller. This is further synchronized with a back up generator to keep cabin warm and fridge cold 365 days a year. We love the challenge of remote projects.
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