Matrix Energy commissions largest commercial photovoltaic system in Quebec

Matrix Energy announced the completion of a 14.7 kWp Grid-tied photovoltaic (PV) project with engineering partner BPR-Bechtel and contractor L'Électricité du St-Laurent Ltée on the FX Drolet building owned by Quebec City. It is believed to be the largest PV system tied to 3 phase 6

Montreal QC – February 1, 2012


Matrix Energy Inc finished off 2011 with a bang! The Montreal-based distributor announced the completion of a 14.7 kWp Grid-tied photovoltaic (PV) project with engineering partner BPR-Bechtel and contractor L'Électricité du St-Laurent Ltée on the FX Drolet building owned by Quebec City. It is believed to be the largest PV system tied to 3 phase 600 VAC grid service in the province of Quebec.

The system comprises sixty 245 Wp SolarWorld monocrystaline PV modules, a Solectria 13.2 kW 3ph 600V grid-tie solar inverter, Unistrut custom mounting hardware and accessories. ""Rooftop pitch, surface area and edge clearance requirements all posed challenges to install the desired PV array capacity. But close collaboration with our partners BPR-Bechtel and Unistrut resulted in a successful project", explains Andrew Wilkins, Sales Manager at Matrix Energy.

During the course of the project, Matrix assisted in the system design, layout and product specification. Matrix supplied the equipment in October and provided system commissioning services to the contractor in mid December. "We were glad to have received the support of Matrix Energy on this project," says Pierre Lessard of L'Électricité du St-Laurent Ltée, "namely their high quality technical support and commissioning services." The system was connected to Hydro Quebec's grid under the utility's Net Metering program, and is expected to generate approx. 16.6 MWh annually of clean electricity for 25+ years. Onsite power generation from photovoltaics have numerous benefits, including less reliance on power utility production, transmission and distribution infrastructure, as well as ‘peak power shaving' during summer months when both demand and solar production are generally at their highest levels.

Matrix Energy wishes to thank Mr Jean Lemay of Quebec City for his initiative in promoting photovoltaic technology in the provincial capital.

About Matrix Energy Inc:
Matrix Energy (www.matrixenergy.ca) works with its Dealers, building professionals, designers, architects and engineers to design, specify, and supply different products for the sustainable use of energy. Matrix provides solar integrated electric systems for new and existing buildings to help reduce total dependency on conventional energy sources.

Matrix is committed to delivering high quality products and services to suit client needs while making solid contributions to reducing Greenhouse Gas emissions. All applications are environmentally friendly and energy efficient.

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