SkyFire Energy Solar Powers Alberta's First Net-Zero Energy Car

2160-Watt grid-tied array of solar panels to charge Tesla Roadster.

Comments Off November 14, 2011
by Design Engineering Staff

CALGARY — SkyFire Energy Inc. announced the installation of a solar system on a private residence south of Calgary to power a Tesla Roadster, the world’s first electric supercar. The array of 12 installed solar panels will deliver enough energy to offset 100 per cent of the car’s annual charging requirements.

“With SkyFire’s extensive experience and qualifications of delivering solar solutions for commercial and residential properties, it was a welcome extension of our team’s expertise towards this innovative project that powers Alberta’s first net-zero energy car,” said David Kelly, partner, SkyFire Energy.

Prior to installation, SkyFire monitored the necessary energy usage during the first few months and sized a 2160-Watt photovoltaic system to generate the requisite amount of energy from the sun.

SkyFire Energy Inc. is one of Canada’s largest solar EPC (Engineering, Procurement and Construction) contractors with photovoltaic systems operating throughout Western Canada, the Northwest Territories and Ontario.
www.skyfireenergy.com