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NRG Energy is Southern Alberta’s choice for renewable energy. We specialize in Solar and wind energy for off-grid, grid connect, backup systems and RV’s


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Solar power can be used in both Grid-Tie and Off-Grid systems to provide some, or all of your power requirements. Solar panels are typically mounted on roofs, but they can also be ground-mounted, depending on the location. Alberta’s Micro-Generation program allows homeowners to receive credit for any power sent back to the grid.

If you’re interested in using either a Grid-Tie or Off-Grid solar power system on your house, cottage, or business, contact us to learn more.

How is wind used to make electricity?

Modern wind turbines sit at the top of towers, or can be held in place with rooftop mounts. The wind spins the blades of the vertical or horizontal turbines to create mechanical power. This mechanical power is used to turn a generator and produce electricity. This power can be used for either off-grid or grid-connect purposes. Wind can stop or start blowing without notice, so depending on your goals and needs you may want to balance your energy production with solar and other systems.

Where can I find more information?

The AESO is a not-for-profit company that leads the safe, reliable and economic planning and operation of Alberta’s interconnected power system. Visit AESO.ca for additional information.

The Canadian Wind Energy Association (CanWEA) represents more than 280 companies involved in Canada’s wind energy industry. Visit CanWEA.ca for additional information.

The development of renewable energy, such as wind power, is supported by the Provincial Energy Strategy. Visit Energy.Alberta.ca for more information.

Alberta’s unique Micro-Generation Regulation has gone a long way to remove regulatory barriers to the grid-connection of micro-generators in the province. Solar and wind power systems can be grid-connected either individually or in combination for your benefit.

The simplified approvals process for mini-MGGUs (Micro-Generation Generating Units ), shall:

  1. Use renewable energy or alternative energy (emissions of less than 0.418 kg of CO2 equivalent per kWh of electrical energy generated) sources;
  2. Meet all or a portion of customer’s [annual] electricity needs;
  3. Have a nominal generating capacity that is less than the rating of the customer’s service;
  4. Not be greater than 1 MW in rated capacity; and
  5. Be located on customer’s site or adjacent site.

There are two sizes of MGGUs: “large”, from 150 kW to 1000 kW, and “small”, from 0 to 150 kW. An additional sub-category, “mini”, covers 0 to 10 kW if the grid interface is an inverter (instead of a synchronous or induction generator).

Off-grid living is easier now than ever before. With the quality of product and the technology built into components, you can operate with very few challenges. You will need to have a good assessment of your current usage and future plans to ensure the system you get provides what you need. Solar and wind power systems are very good combinations in southern Alberta. Your battery bank must be designed properly so all you have to do is enjoy your quiet time. However, off-grid doesn’t apply to only your little cabin; assess your cost for putting in a residential grid-connected system, then look at off-grid housing options. You may be surprised!
Where is the flashlight? Who has a match for the candle? Is that you when the power goes out?
Does your business need a computer to operate? How about at home when the power goes down – are you protected? Will your security system work? Can you stay in touch with family?
Back-up systems put your mind at ease when the grid goes down. Each system is designed to your suit needs and will protect your technology from being hit with fluctuating power. There are many choices, one will work for you.