May 15, 2017 in blog

WHAT IS INVERTER CLIPPING?

Written by Nani Pradeepan, P.Eng. Inverter We know that solar panels produce direct current (DC) electricity and our utility grid is powered by alternating current electricity (AC). Inverter used in…

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January 24, 2017 in blog

SOLAR SHINGLES VS TRADITIONAL SOLAR PANELS

Written by Nani Pradeepan, P.Eng. As the cost of a solar installation come down people are looking for choices for their solar systems. One of the choices people look for…

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December 8, 2016 in blog

WATER CONSERVATION – WHY AND HOW?

Written by Narayana Asogan, P.Eng. Water is a rare commodity. Superficially water is very abundant – about 71% of Earth’s surface is covered with water.  However, 96.5% of it is…

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November 20, 2016 in blog

THE REAL VALUE OF SOLAR ELECTRICITY

Written by Nani Pradeepan, P.Eng. Electricity is a commodity regardless of the how it is generated from different resources by different suppliers. But like many commodities, the cost of electricity…

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October 28, 2016 in blog

SOLAR ELECTRICITY MOVE CLOSER TO GRID PARITY

Written by Nani Pradeepan, P.Eng. First, what does Grid Parity mean? Grid parity means, solar PV system produce electricity for the same cost as the electricity available on a utility’s…

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October 6, 2016 in blog

MANDATORY BENCHMARKING

Written by Narayana Asogan, P.Eng. In June 2016, “Energy Conservation and Long Term Energy Planning” bill (Bill 135) was passed in the Ontario Parliament, and now it is a Law. …

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September 13, 2016 in blog

WHAT IS AN ENERGY AUDIT – PART 2

Written by Narayana Asogan, P.Eng. In an earlier article we introduced what an Energy audit for commercial building is and discussed about ASHRAE Level  1 audit which involved the study... Read More
August 25, 2016 in blog

CHOOSING AN EFFECTIVE SOLAR PV SYSTEM FOR YOUR NEED

Written by Nani Pradeepan, P.Eng. Choosing an effective solar PV system for your need can feel like a difficult task, but if you focus on the essentials it becomes easy.... Read More
August 14, 2016 in blog

WHAT IS AN ENERGY AUDIT?

Blog Post Posted by: admin WHAT IS AN ENERGY AUDIT? Written by  Narayana Asogan, P.Eng. The term “Audit” has several meanings.  The common meaning comes to mind is “Financial Auditing”... Read More
July 3, 2016 in blog

WHICH IS YOUR CHOICE?

Written by Nani Pradeepan, P.Eng. Energy is one of the important commodities the world need as global economy expands to include nations around the globe. Not all the nations are... Read More
June 12, 2016 in blog

RESIDENTIAL SOLAR POWER RISE TO THE MAINSTREAM

Written by Nani Pradeepan, P.Eng. Small ticket item trends, like DVD players, catch on quickly, and just as quickly, they fade away. But earth-friendly decisions those are economical start out... Read More
May 11, 2016 in blog

LEASING VS. OWNING A SOLAR SYSTEM

Written by Nani Pradeepan, P.Eng. Reduced system costs, increasing electricity rates and incentives are bringing new solar customers into the market in greater numbers than ever before. Unlike early adopters who... Read More
April 10, 2016 in blog

CAN YOU GO OFF-GRID WITH SOLAR AND ENERGY STORAGE IN GTA?

The cost of PV keeps has come down substantially. Now, solar can compete with any other form of electrical generation. So, why don’t we just convert to solar based off... Read More
March 5, 2016 in blog

NET METERING

Written by Nani Pradeepan, P.Eng. Ontario’s Independent Electricity System Operator is preparing to switch incentive program from current Feed in Tariff program to Net Metering Program in 2017 hence it... Read More
February 2, 2016 in blog

FIVE ADVANTAGES OF GOING SOLAR

Written by Nani Pradeepan, P.Eng. 1. GOVERNMENT INCENTIVES Federal, provincial governments offer incentives to encourage homeowners to switch to solar power. The solar incentives vary by province, Ontario government’s current... Read More
November 14, 2015 in blog

BENEFITS OF POWER OPTIMIZER IN A SOLAR PV SYSTEM

Written by  Power optimizers are a module-level power electronics solution that can be installed on-site or integrated during the manufacturing of solar panel. Power optimizers offer many benefits to solar... Read More
May 26, 2015 in blog

SOLAR BATTERIES – RE-EMERGING STRONGER THAN BEFORE

Written by Nani Pradeepan, P.Eng. In the mid-1990s solar PV had only one integration option that is with batteries. At that time very little support from governments, the off-grid (not... Read More
April 13, 2015 in blog

IMPORTANCE OF SOLAR MONITORING SYSTEM.

Written by Nani Pradeepan, P.Eng. At New Dawn Energy Solutions we provide solar monitoring system with each and every solar PV solutions we provide to our customers and it is... Read More
March 3, 2015 in blog

HOW SNOW AFFECTS YOUR SOLAR POWER SYSTEM

Written by Nani Pradeepan, P.Eng. The top ten warmest years on record worldwide have all occurred since 1998, and the world has experienced an increase in heavy precipitation and extreme... Read More
February 11, 2015 in blog

ONTARIO SOLAR MARKET UPDATE

Blog Post Posted by: admin ONTARIO SOLAR MARKET UPDATE Written by Nani Pradeepan, P.Eng. The Ontario Power Authority (OPA), the organization that coordinated province wide Micro FIT, FIT and conservation... Read More
October 4, 2014 in blog

MEASURE – ANALYZE – OPTIMIZE LIGHTING

Written by Narayana Asogan, P.Eng. Before deciding on a Lighting Retrofit Project, it pays to do a lighting level audit.  In a building lighting installation, one comes across areas of... Read More
September 8, 2014 in blog

SAVING ENERGY IS NOT REALLY COSTLY

Written by First question that come to a facility manager’s mind is “How much will it cost?” The basic energy efficiency projects costs next to nothing! First ingredient is “Commitment”... Read More
August 5, 2014 in blog

WATER MANAGEMENT

Written by Energy costs are going up and up. Recently natural gas price had been increased. Electricity rates also had gone up. This trend will continue. So saving energy in... Read More
August 3, 2014 in blog

THREE FAMILIES’ EXPERIENCES WITH RESIDENTIAL SOLAR IN THE ONTARIO MICROFIT PROJECTS.

Written by Nani Pradeepan, P.Eng. The Ontario microFIT program was launched in 2009 as part of Ontario’s provincial government’s efforts to increase the production of renewable energy. The program provides... Read More
July 1, 2014 in blog

BASICS OF COMING SOLAR PV AND STORAGE TECHNOLOGIES

Written by Nani Pradeepan, P.Eng. As we know the intensity of solar radiation and wind can change randomly, means electricity generated from these resources will also change randomly without any... Read More
July 1, 2014 in blog

BENCHMARK AND SAVE ENERGY, MONEY WISELY!

Written by Energy efficiency is the cheapest, cleanest, and most readily available energy resource to help reduce carbon pollution. Knowledgeable and licensed professionals at New Dawn Energy Solutions perform cost... Read More
February 3, 2014 in Uncategorized

GLOBAL SOLAR PANEL INSTALLATION MAY REACH 49 GIGAWATTS IN 2014

Written by Nani Pradeepan, P.Eng. As the new year dawn, businesses are looking forward to 2014. Among them is the solar industry, which is anticipating continued growth into the new... Read More
February 20, 2013 in Uncategorized

PROVINCIAL FIRST: ONTARIO’S INDEPENDENT ELECTRICITY OPERATOR EMBRACES NEW STORAGE METHODS AS EFFECTIVE GRID BALANCER

PROVINCIAL FIRST: ONTARIO’S INDEPENDENT ELECTRICITY OPERATOR EMBRACES NEW STORAGE METHODS AS EFFECTIVE GRID BALANCER Calling it an “important milestone” in the evolution of Ontario’s electricity system, Paul Murphy, the president... Read More