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AEECE Webinar: Solar and Batteries – Designs and Benefits at Commercial Facilities
February 15 @ 12:00 pm – 1:15 pm EST
Solar is a very predictable annual energy supply that can be deployed at all scales, from under 5 kW residential systems through to 100 MW+ utility-scale farms. The present market and regulatory environment in Ontario has little support for the smallest or largest systems, but systems at the commercial building scale (100 to 1000 kW), installed in a “behind-the-meter” and/or “net-metered” configuration are practical and financially attractive. Solar deployments support carbon reduction goals and have a role in peak demand reduction. Batteries are not required for solar system implementation, however battery energy storage systems offer similar and complimentary benefits. Details of the best configurations depend on rates structures, regulations, incentives, and secondary facility goals, such as resiliency. Case studies from solar & battery deployments at municipal facilities, water treatment and industrial complexes, and in new construction of net zero carbon/energy buildings will be discussed.
Vadim has a Mechanical Engineering background and has worked in the solar, wind and buildings energy efficiency fields for over 30 years, in a variety of technical and project management roles. His expertise includes the preparation of feasibility studies, energy system modeling, design review and contract administration. He is also an experienced project and construction manager. He has worked extensively on the development, design review and construction of photovoltaic projects in Canada, both rooftop and ground-mount and at all scales, comprising multiple MWs of capacity. He has also participated in Independent and Owner’s Engineering reviews of large portfolios of MW-scale ground-mount solar projects in Canada and the US.