City of Montreal – Renewable power project for the Lasalle Eco-center

Matrix Energy announces the completion of another renewable power project for the the City of Montreal.

Ten years after designing and supplying Quebec's first grid tie solar photovoltaic (PV) & wind power system to the City of Montreal, Matrix Energy announces the completion of another renewable power project for the City.


The latest project was developed with partners Progemes Consultants (now part of Genivar) and Marc Morin Electrique for the City of Montreal's Ecocentre Lasalle. Matrix Energy assisted in the design and supplied a 4.2 kWp grid tie PV and two (2) Skystream3.7TM wind turbines on 33 foot monopole towers for grid connection. The systems were installed in 2011.

The main benefit of a PV / Wind hybrid system is that, in most areas, they are complementary power sources from season to season. According to Natural Resources and Environment Canada, there are 5 peak sun-hours per day (avg) and a 3.6 m/s average wind speed during the summer in the Montreal area, whereas the region receives around 2.6 daily peak sun-hours and 4.75 m/s average wind speed in the winter. The PV system, featuring twenty (20) high performance Kyocera 210 Wp polycrystalline solar modules and a 4kW Fronius solar inverter, can be expected to generate approx. 4,900 – 5,000 kWh of clean, emissions-free electricity annually. Each Skystream3.7TM wind turbine can be expected to generate approx. 1,500 kWh of clean, emissions-free electricity annually.

Matrix Energy wishes to thank the City of Montreal for their initiative in promoting sustainability and grid connected renewable energy.


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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