Featured Project

Salt Spring Island – Grid-tie

We are very happy with the results of Small Planet Energy’s installation of our solar grid-tie system. They liaised directly with BC Hydro, so getting it up and running required minimal paperwork on our part. The system is working very well now, and the ability to monitor our power production “on line” is both fun, and, an incentive to further improve our energy efficiency.

~ David, Salt Spring Island


We were referred to the owners by past customers to do a renewable system for their lake side home. They wanted to reduce their overall power consumption as well as to install a system that was easily expandable.

The Solution

Solar access at the site was complicated.  To maximize productivity, we needed to move the array 250 feet farther away from the home than expected. We recommended they install a 4kw, ground mount, grid-tie PV system, using Solaredge inverter and power optimizers. This system is easily expandable to 6kw, with provisions to expand at a later date. The system acts like a micro-inverter system, with advantages including the high voltage allowing for the array to be 250 feet from the home, while still using small wire and keeping costs down.