This article discusses Carmanah's Solar Power Report, its benefits for projects, and why you should contact us for one today.
What is a Solar Power Report?
Carmanah's comprehensive site assessment is known as a Solar Power Report (SPR). This report looks at the following components to size your system appropriately:
- local conditions with a street view
- solar shading and obstructions
- sun path during each season
- solar data
- weather conditions
- fixture intensity
- number of activations or fixture on-time per day
- system configuration and third-party devices
With the SPR, you will have a proper recommendation at sizing the right system for each project location.
What you will receive
Carmanah will deliver a multipage PDF report showing the system sizing recommendation and all of the key performance metrics which support our results. We will be able to show items such as:
- Autonomy (days): number of days the system can run off of battery power only
- Energy in (Wh): amount of energy collected each day, during the worst month of the year
- Energy out (Wh): amount of energy expended each day, during the worst month of the year
- Array-to-load ratio (ALR): ratio of energy in over energy out
Carmanah uses a minimum value for autonomy and ALR for your installation location to be deemed sustainable.
Request a Solar Power Report here.
Read more about energy balance here.
Previous reports were known as an Energy Balance Report (EBR).