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Montreal, QC - November 11, 2011
Solar LED lighting and rooftop PV for Rona in Vaudreuil-Dorion

Matrix Energy is pleased to announce it has designed and supplied five (5) Solar LED lighting systems and a 5.76 kWp rooftop Grid-tie Solar Photovoltaic (PV) system for a LEED certified Rona (Réno Dépôt) building in Vaudreuil-Dorion Quebec.

Each of the stand-alone (off-grid) Solar lighting systems featured a high performance 205 Wp Kyocera polycrystalline solar module, 15 A Morningstar MPPT charge controller with timing features, 315 Ah 12V DEKA Solar AGM battery bank and NEMA4X insulated battery enclosure. Matrix engineers programmed the charge controllers to suit the client's lighting hours of operation, and also provided pre-assembly services for the battery enclosures. Each pole mounted Solar system powers an LED fixture, manufactured by Elumen Lighting Networks, for parking lot lighting. PV powered LED lighting systems are gaining in popularity worldwide, thanks to recent equipment cost reductions, increases in PV panel and LED lighting efficiencies, as well as the relatively high cost of providing grid service to new lighting poles.

Similar to rooftop PV systems Matrix Energy has designed and supplied to customers in Ontario under the Feed-in-Tariff (FIT) program, the system at Réno Dépôt comprises 24 high performance SolarWorld 240 Wp monocrystaline solar modules, a 5 kW Solectria grid-tie inverter for 240 VAC single phase connection and Iron Ridge XRS mounting hardware. Matrix Energy collaborated with GKC architects, engineers and installers on this project. A south facing, unshaded PV array of this size tilted at ~ 45 degrees can be expected to generate between 6,600 - 6,900 kWh of clean electricity per year. System life expectancy is over 25 years, with a possible inverter replacement during that time period. Despite a recent PV boom in Europe, Asia, the United States and Ontario, rooftop Grid-tied PV systems are in their infancy in the province of Quebec, and Rona is to be congratulated for deploying this proven renewable power technology.

Rooftop PV system
Roof top PV system Rona Vaudreuil
Rona, Roof top PV system, LED


Matrix Energy looks forward to working with architects, engineers and other building professionals to deliver high quality renewable power systems for future green and LEED building projects.

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.

About OutBack Power Technologies, Inc.: 

OutBack Power Technologies, Inc. manufactures innovative power conversion solutions that integrate solar, wind and hydro resources to provide reliable electric power for the renewable energy, mobile and backup power markets. OutBack Power's engineers have decades of power conversion electronics design and equipment installation experience and share a passion for leading the industry into a new era of performance, ease of use, durability, and standardization. OutBack Power is a member of The Alpha Group. For this and/or additional information in electronic form, go to www.outbackpower.com.

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