Sundog Solar Residential Installations are as varied as our customers.
This array has 30, Canadian Solar 260 watt panels with a SolarEdge 7.6kW inverter and 30 optimizers. The total watts on the roof is 7.8kW. The system will produce about 9,750 kilowatt hours per year which equals $1,462 of CMP electricity.
Our customer’s twenty 260w black solar modules make up this 5.2 kW system in Boothbay, Maine.
These black Canadian Solar modules blend right in with the roof.
This 6.0 kW Solar electric installation blends right into the classic New England rooftop.
From the front view of our customer’s home (pictured at left) you’d never know this customer generates 85% of his home’s energy needs from solar!
The barn roof is a great location for our customer’s 6.6kW PV system that powers his residence.
This Lincolnville, Maine customer has since added heat pump, lowering his overhead even more.
Both Solar Electric & Solar Hot Water, systems fit on our customer’s rooftop in Ellsworth, Maine.
This 8.25 kW grid-tied PV system includes SMA grid-tied inverter and Mage solar panels. It is designed to offset approximately 9,600 kW hours per year.
Our customer in Northport, Maine chose a pole array instead of her roof-top for solar production since she had a perfect location in a field, while her home was nestled in the woods.
Pictured here, is the back of pole mounting structure. This is a versatile option for customers who may want to accommodate larger PV arrays, or for customers who may have some rooftop shading.
This Surry, Maine customer distributed solar system between three rooftops. A total of 53 255w Solar modules power the residence, and barns in this 13 kW system.
Solar electric powers the lighting for our customer’s beautiful new barn.
This animal enclosure provides another rooftop for solar production, adding to the system’s capacity.
This 6.8 kW system’s 27 modules are installed on a horse barn in Hope.
New Gloucester, Maine
Thirty-six 250w Canadian Solar modules are coupled with 2 solar edge inverters.
The modules on the horse barn provide enough power for the entire household. Our customers can expect a fixed electric cost as long as they live.
This installation features twenty-seven 250w Mage solar modules. Our customers achieved their goal of fixing costs as they move into retirement years.
27 black modules leave room for additional modules should these customers’ electric usage increase.
This solar system features modules pointing in two directions. The solar electric modules face South and the Solar hot water collectors face East. Thanks to the ability of solar panels to maintain production amid low light levels, our customer was able to add solar hot water collectors onto an East-facing roof.
Round Pond, Maine
Our customer began with an installation of solar hot water system.
Seventeen 250w solar modules were added to our customer’s rooftop, making up this 4.2 kW system. This was a good solution for our customer, who had limited space and wanted to take advantage of both technologies.
Old Town (Bangor), Maine
Because of variable shading that occurs throughout the year, our customer opted for micro inverters that allow modules to operate independently in this 4kW system.
For not much more cost (5%), our customer was able to avoid cutting down her trees, and maximize her solar production.
This solar pole array is coupled with heat pump solar hot water technology, which is increasing in popularity thanks to its efficiency.
Forty modules make up this 10kW solar system. Modules on the barn power the needs of the residence, a popular choice for customers’ with South-facing barn rooftops. Two Sunnyboy inverters complete the system, and provide enough power during power outages, if sun is out to power a refrigerator or other appliances.
This homeowner is pleased that the snow slides off the solar modules, so his solar production continues uninterrupted. The 45% pitch of the roof helps!
These 30 modules, making a 7.5 kW system are distributed over two pole arrays, although you’d never guess since they are perfectly aligned on the 1000 pound poles.
This Sundog Solar customer opted for micro-inverter technology. Typically, solar modules are installed in a string. This means all panels are effected by a reduction of solar production by a single panel. The option to maintain individual module production can be a good one for customers concerned with heavy snow accumulation, particularly for customers with flat rooftops, as in this installation in Down-East Maine.
Our customer also uses realtime online service provided by Solaredge to determine the production of each panel. Here, our customer can easily check PV Solar production in the winter; Each module in this solar is represented, showing exact condition of the array, seen here with partial snow cover
These 44 250w Canadian Solar modules make up a substantial system. our customer wanted to be grid-tied with battery back-up for times when power is down. They can still run basic services, including heat-pump.
This is our customer’s system, including inverters and charge controllers.
This customer’s classic Dormer roof features a 6kW system. This customer added a second meter to his system so that his excess production gets applied to his camp.