When the need to reduce system costs outweigh aesthetics, this is the economical, ecological solar solution for you. We have selected the components in the MyGrid ECO2 series based on their cost leadership without sacrificing quality or warranty. The result is the maximum power yield for the smallest budget.
A leading solar module with the highest output per unit cost, mounted on Canadian-made rails, plus micro inverters for generating AC right at the solar module for built-in safety compliance & easy installation. It’s all geared towards making solar even more affordable. An ideal addition to garages, workshops, farm buildings, and other structures.
The Current Module : Q.Peak 310W
We have selected the Hanwha Q.Peak 310W solar module for the current edition of the MyGrid ECO2 series. The monocrystalline solar cells ensure peak efficiency, while these black cells, with black frames blend into roof spaces extremely well.
This module is an exceptional value, and Hanwha is one of the top volume manufacturers in the world. They are also consistently ranked in the top-5 on the ethics chart as evidenced by the SVTC Solar Scorecard.
4, 6, 8, 12, or 16 modules (depending on the configuration you choose)
25-year warranty, 40+ year expected life
Top ranked company on the SVTC Solar Scorecard
See the individual product page for complete info
The Inverter : APSystems YC600Y Micro Inverter
APSystems micro inverters have been in service for many years, and their technology continues to push the development of micro inverter technology. Each YC600 micro inverter handles two solar modules using independent MPPT channels to retain the optimized nature of micro inverter systems. Using half the number of inverters per system provides significant cost savings. The inverters install quickly with plug-&-play AC power on your roof that electricians prefer over the high voltage DC used by other systems. It is also a simple task to add new capacity in the future – no need to worry about mismatched solar modules, or inverter capacity.
Web-based module-level monitoring is provided so you know exactly how your system is performing. Additional options are available for monitoring your home’s energy consumption too.
YC600Y Micro Inverters (1:2 match with your solar module configuration)
YC600 Bus Cable Cable (1:1 drop match with inverters)
ECU-R Wireless data communications unit & web-based monitoring system
25-year warranty (15-year extension included on basic 10-year warranty)
APSystems is based in Seattle, WA, USA
See the individual product page for complete info
The Racking : Spyder
For the best economics, we’ve specified a rock-solid Canadian-made racking system.
Easy to install, with strength for long rail spans & areas with snow load considerations. Works well with any roof attachment for metal or composite/asphalt. All functionality without the fancy.
Packages Include: (according to your solar module configuration selection)
Spyder Rail Set & Splices (where needed)
Micro Inverter Attachment Hardware
Wire Management Clip
An invoice with complete parts list, and installation manuals, are provided with your order.
Freight To Your Home Is Included
It’s just easier to organize, and for you to budget.
What’s Not Included…
No design would be worth the paper it’s written on if the roof attachments were defined before knowing the nature of the installation site. Once we know where your roof is located, and assess the weather conditions and other factors, we will know how many will be needed to properly support your array.
In the process we will also decide which flashing system is most appropriate (asphalt shingle, shake, and cedar shingle roofs), roof seam clamp (metal roofs), or tile hook (tile roofs).
Only then will we provide an estimate for these parts.
Wire & Penetration
We have attic wiring transition boxes, and conduit entry flashings that can be well concealed by the array. We will make a recommendation based on your roof type.
The system uses standard Romex wire within the building, available at any home improvement centre.
Service Panel Connection
The output cabling coming down from your roof connects to your main breaker panel, and requires a dedicated breaker, disconnect box, and a location for the web-based monitoring system.
Everyone knows a carpenter, brother-in-law, or roofer who would be ecstatic at the idea of installing solar. You can even do it yourself if you are handy with basic carpentry, electrical, and all the associated safety precautions. We always advise getting an electrician involved to complete the connection wiring, and help expedite the permit & inspection process.
However you decide to install your system, we are here to provide our support.
Most systems in the 2-5KW range can be installed in 2 days.
The Configuration Options
Don’t worry, these systems are expandable!
It is an easy task to add to any of these MyGrid ECO2 systems in the future. Tier-1 module manufacturer, and flexible micro inverter electrical architecture means the system can grow at any time without challenges, or looking like a hodge-podge.
If you would like a combination of these packages, or would like a customized estimate for your roof, select the ‘CUSTOM’ option on the order form, and we’ll get to work using the address you provide during checkout. This service is FREE.