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Solar energy helps businesses save money on electricity costs, reduce their carbon footprints and help curb greenhouse gas emissions. Sentinel Solar provides resources to help businesses install solar energy systems, chose effective incentive programs and guide you towards maintaining a sustainable bottom line.

solar powered business

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Requires:  Solar Panels, Inverter(s)

Commercial grid-tie solar energy systems present substantial profit opportunities for businesses. Grid-tie applications allow a solar array to be part of a continuous back-and-forth flow of electrons between the solar array and the utility grid through the meter. When the customer produces more energy than they use, they are credited for the excess that is sent to the grid. Or, if they use more than they produce, the amount produced is taken off their monthly utility bill.

Grid-Tie Benefits

Commercial grid-tie solar energy systems present substantial profit opportunities for businesses.  Offsetting daily electricity consumption through the use of a grid tie net metered system softens the overhead operating costs all businesses face.  Commercial properties that have solar applications are positively effecting their public image by showcasing their efforts of “going green.” And even better—it can help most companies meet and surpass carbon emission standards/requirements set by most provincial or state governments.

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Commercial Solar Power Working for You

See how this customer mitigated operational costs of their business through the use of solar power.

zero Demand Charges

blue outline icon of office with solar panels on roof

Requires:  Solar Panels, Charge Controller, Inverter/Charger, Batteries 

Commercial solar + storage systems help business owners combat demand charges. Solar power generation alone can help alleviate the concern of being burdened by demand charges, but not guarantee it. Adding a storage component to your solar system eliminates the concern altogether.  Planning out a system size to handle the electricity offset is simple.  Determine the peak loads above your baseline consumption and at what time they occur (demand charges).  Size the solar array and battery bank so that enough stored electricity can be utilized when your consumption rises above your baseline – eliminating demand charges.

Solar + Storage Benefits

Loss of power means lost revenue. It could even get worse in some cases and mean irreparable damage to your brand. For small businesses such as restaurants and bakeries, the freshness and safety of food is essential. For farms, keeping the barn houses warm for the animals is important.  For healthcare facilities, 100% power at all times of the day is essential to the well being of patients.

Using solar power with storage capabilities helps business owners curb the demand charges that would otherwise hurt their bottom line.  Use solar during the day to offset electricity usage, store the leftovers into a battery bank, then use the battery power when power spikes occur during operations.  This system allows business’ to strategically optimize their daily power usage and avoid the hefty prices of demand charges.

Sentinel Solar’s solar energy and battery storage solutions can help with any business needs. Being green with solar energy means your business is sustainable which attracts more green minded customers. We work with you to determine your needs and then we create a strategy to meet your needs taking into account provincial, and federal available incentives.

 

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community solar

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Virtual net metering is an arrangement that allows for the kilowatt hours (kWh) generated from a solar photovoltaic system in one location, to be credited towards kWh consumption at a different location.

Virtual Net-Metering Benefits

Virtual (or remote) net metering is one way that everyone can participate in sun-based energy.  Customers don’t directly use the energy for self consumption, but rather receive credits toward the electricity they consume from the local distribution company (LDC), relative to their share of the solar farms production.  

The LDC benefits from this arrangement by allowing their consumers to go green, while keeping them as paying electricity customers.  Business and homeowners benefit from this arrangement by spending less on their monthly electricity bills, and having the satisfaction that they are participating in a “green” initiative.  Again, more and more consumers can actively participate in this arrangement.  Renters who can’t install solar, Homeowners with unsuitable roofs for the technology, and businesses connected to a capacity constrained grid can all gain from a community solar system.  

Virtual net metering for LDC’s is cost effective, offers clean energy to the grid and it’s consumers, and allows the ability to site an optimum location for maximum power generation. Consumers reap the rewards of affordable solar power, and the long term benefits of price protection.  

illustration of how remote net metering system works

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PROTECTION OF CHILDREN ONLINE

Sentinel Solar considers the protection of children’s privacy, especially online, to be of the utmost importance. We do not knowingly collect or solicit personal information from children nor do we allow them to become registered users of, or to request information through, our site or help-seeking information lines.

PROTECTION OF INFORMATION:

Our Commitment to Security. We have put in place physical, electronic, and managerial procedures to safeguard and help prevent unauthorized access, maintain data security, and correctly use the information we collect online. Sentinel Solar applies security safeguards appropriate to the sensitivity of the information, such as retaining information in secure facilities and making personal information accessible only to authorized employees on a need-to-know basis.

STORAGE OF INFORMATION:

Personal information you share with us is stored on our database servers at Sentinel Solar, or hosted by third parties who have entered into agreements with us that require them to observe our Privacy Policy.

POLICY CHANGE:

If we alter our Privacy Policy, any changes will be posted on this page of our Site so that you are always informed of the information we collect about you, how we use it and the circumstances under which we may disclose it.

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BEFORE USING OUR WEBSITE, PLEASE READ THIS PRIVACY POLICY CAREFULLY.

This Privacy Policy is applicable to Sentinel Solar Corporation and sets out our policy on the gathering and use of information on this site. Sentinel Solar is committed to providing safe web sites for visitors of all ages and has implemented this Privacy Policy to demonstrate our firm commitment to your privacy. Sentinel Solar complies with Canadian Federal and Provincial privacy laws and regulations including the Personal Information and Electronic Documents Act (PIPEDA).

There may be links from our site to other web sites; note that this Privacy Policy applies only to our site and not to web sites of other companies or organizations to which our site may be linked. You must check on any linked sites for the privacy policy that applies to that site and/or make any necessary inquiries in respect of that privacy policy with the operator of the linked site. These links to third party websites are provided as a convenience and are for informational purposes only. Sentinel Solar does not endorse, and is not responsible for, these linked websites.

Although you are not required to register to access our website you may be asked to provide us with personal information when you visit certain sections of our site. Your use of our site signifies your acknowledgement and consent to our Privacy Policy. If you do not agree to this Privacy Policy, please do not continue to use our site. Your continued use of the site signifies your acceptance of these terms and any changes in effect at the time of use.

COLLECTION OF PERSONAL INFORMATION

Personal Information is information about you that identifies you as an individual, for example, your name, address, e-mail address, or telephone number.

We collect information that you voluntarily provide to us through responses to surveys, search functions, questionnaires, feedback, contact forms and the like. We may also ask you to provide additional information such as your e-mail address if you want to obtain additional services, information, or to resolve complaints or concerns.

HOW DOES COMPANY USE INFORMATION GATHERED ABOUT ONLINE VISITORS?

Before forwarding us any personal information, please be advised that any information gathered on our site may be used in the aggregate for research and development relating to our site and/or for future site development and, if you ask us to, to send you promotional materials. In particular, we may use information gathered about you for the following purposes: to monitor interest in our range of products and to assist us to tailor the content of our site to your needs by collecting information about your preferences through tracking of patterns page views on our site; to create a profile relating to you in order to show you the content that might be of interest to you and to display the content according to your preferences; and, in circumstances where you have indicated that you wish to receive additional information, to send you information about us and promotional material about our products together with details of any offers we may have available from time to time.

PROMOTIONAL AND INFORMATIONAL OFFERS

With the permission of an online visitor, information submitted at the time of registration or submission may be used for marketing and promotional purposes by the Company provided notice of this fact is made available online. If a visitor objects to such use for any reason, he/she may prevent that use, either by e-mail request or by modifying the registration information provided. Sentinel Solar uses reasonable efforts to maintain visitors' information in a secure environment. If you have submitted personal information and want to change it or opt-out, please contact us as described below.

DISCLOSURE OF INFORMATION

Sentinel Solar will not disclose personal information that you provide on its site to any third parties other than to a Company agent except: i) in accordance with the terms of this Privacy Policy, or ii) to comply with legal requirements such as a law, regulation, warrant, subpoena or court order, and/or iii) if you are reporting an adverse event/side effect, in which case the Company may be required to disclose such information to bodies such as, but not limited to, Canadian and/or international regulatory authorities. Please note that any of these disclosures may involve the storage or processing of personal information outside of Canada and may therefore be subject to different privacy laws than those applicable in Canada, including laws that require the disclosure of personal information to governmental authorities under circumstances that are different than those that apply in Canada.

COOKIES

Sentinel Solar, in common with many web site operators, may use standard technology called "cookies" on its site. Cookies are small data files that are downloaded onto your computer when you visit a particular web site. You can disable cookies by turning them off in your browser; however, some areas of the site may not function properly if you do so.

PROTECTION OF CHILDREN ONLINE

Sentinel Solar considers the protection of children's privacy, especially online, to be of the utmost importance. We do not knowingly collect or solicit personal information from children nor do we allow them to become registered users of, or to request information through, our site or help-seeking information lines.

PROTECTION OF INFORMATION:

Our Commitment to Security. We have put in place physical, electronic, and managerial procedures to safeguard and help prevent unauthorized access, maintain data security, and correctly use the information we collect online. Sentinel Solar applies security safeguards appropriate to the sensitivity of the information, such as retaining information in secure facilities and making personal information accessible only to authorized employees on a need-to-know basis.

STORAGE OF INFORMATION:

Personal information you share with us is stored on our database servers at Sentinel Solar, or hosted by third parties who have entered into agreements with us that require them to observe our Privacy Policy.

POLICY CHANGE:

If we alter our Privacy Policy, any changes will be posted on this page of our Site so that you are always informed of the information we collect about you, how we use it and the circumstances under which we may disclose it.

ACCEPTANCE OF OUR PRIVACY POLICY:

By using this Site or any other Sentinel Solar Site or interactive banner ads, you signify your acceptance of our Privacy Policy, and you adhere to the terms and conditions posted on the Site. By submitting your information, you agree that it will be governed by our Privacy Policy.