Based out of Edmonton, Alberta since 2000, GRIDWORKS
ENERGY was one of the very first photovoltaic (PV) design and installation companies in Alberta. GWE is a licensed and certified Electrical Contractor specializing in the design and installation of Grid-Connected PV systems throughout Canada from the high Arctic to Nova Scotia.
PV IS ALL WE DO AND IT'S ALL WE THINK ABOUT!
you can get up to
$7000.00 off your
turn-key grid-connected PV system! Call us 780.868.6952 for details
BE A PART OF GRID WORKS TRAINING PROGRAMS
We have developed and adapted our curriculum to suit the needs of every type of student no matter what level of training you seek. Whether you are an Engineering professional, Architect, Electrician, community leader, business owner, employer, or home owner, we understand your needs in this emerging industry by providing realworld training...find out more
HOW IT WORKS
A grid-connected PV system is simple in it's design and in the way it works. It includes several components working together to convert the sun's energy into electrical power that can be connected to a building's standard electrical infrastructure and the utility grid...find out more
Give us a Call at (780) 868-6952 or email at info(at)gridworksenergy.com
Not only are we Western Canada’s leading Solar contractor, GWE is a 100% Alberta owned and raised electrical contracting company specializing in the design and installation of grid-connected PV systems (solar electric systems.)
We are based out of Edmonton, Alberta.
Although we have been involved in projects throughout Canada and the U.S. our focus service area is Alberta, BC, Saskatchewan, and the Territories.
GWE provides custom, turn-key systems to meet the needs of each and every client be it a small PV system (one to 50 PV modules) or a very large PV system (hundreds of
We will design and engineer each system to meet your specific needs whatever they are.
Simply, our approach is to design and install to the highest standards, both in engineering and Canadian Electrical Code standards, while making the switch simple for our clients.
We want to make it simple for our clients to switch to grid-connected photovoltaics and to save money on their electricity bills. We take care of everything from the design, supply, the installation, permitting, commissioning and the grid-connection application. We will show you how much you will save per year on your electricity bill and how an investment in PV is sound both economically and environmentally.
Many of our clients are even in a credit with their electrical retailer! We will help you do the same.
A grid-connected PV system is simple in it’s design and in the way it works. It includes several components working together to convert the sun’s energy into electrical power that can be connected to a building’s standard electrical infrastructure and the utility grid.
There are no moving parts and no user intervention is required in the day-to-today operation of the system. It is designed for automatic, unattended operation.
When there is sufficient light, either direct or indirect, your PV system generates electricity for use in you home's electrical energy consumption needs. Any excess electrical energy generated by your PV system will be exported to your local electrical transmission grid. Your local Wires Service Provider (WSP) and electrical retailer will work in conjunction to record (via a bidirectional meter installed for free by your WSP) all exported electrical energy in kWh's where you will be compensated for all net-electrical energy exported.
We have developed and adapted our curriculum to suit the needs of every type of student no matter what level of training you seek. Whether you are an Engineering professional, Architect, Electrician, community leader, business owner, employer, or home owner, we understand your needs in this emerging industry by providing realworld training from professionals who have been involved in this industry, in both design and installation capacities, for decades. GRIDWORKS ENERGY TRAINING CENTRE preparing professionals of all kinds, and entry-level students for the exciting Solar Energy
1-Day PV Introduction:
Course Cost - $350
A 1-day introduction to the PV industry- what’s going on in the world and Canada with PV and the emerging PV industry possibilities for organizations and individuals..view more on this course here.
Course dates to come soon.
2 Day Advanced PV Introduction:
Course Cost - $675
2 day introduction to the PV industry- what’s going on in the world and Canada with PV and the emerging PV industry possibilities for organizations and individuals.more course dates to come soon..view more on this course here.
Course dates to come soon.
3-Day PV Design Course:
Course Cost - $1095
3 days of design and installation theory for grid-connected systems (no hands-on training). view more on this course here.
Our next 3-Day PV Design Course is June 10-12, 2015.
5-Day Hands-on Grid-Connected
PV Design and Installation:
Course Cost - $1695
3-3.5 days of design and installation theory for grid-connected PV systems and 1.5 - 2 days of hands-on installation of a working system. ...view more on this course here.
Courses for 2015 are May 25-29 and July 20-24. The courses will be held at our training centre in Edmonton Alberta. Details will be given upon registration.
Randall Benson is a Master Electrician and a Power Engineering Technologist. He has been involved in countless PV and Wind projects throughout North America either in the design and installation or in consulting positions.
Randall has over 15 years experience in the PV and Wind industry and was one of Canada's first PV installation instructors. Randall Benson of GWE was also one of a small contingent of individuals responsible for assisting CSA, NETCO and CECA in developing the National Standards for PV installation practices and certification for Construction Red Seal Electricians. Further to this, Randall Benson was one of the persons, out of a group of six professionals, responsible for training standards for Electricians for PV installation and has personally trained hundreds of electricians, electrical inspectors and engineers throughout Canada and continues to do so.
Whether you are an Electrician, Inspector, Engineering professional or none of these, if you want training or more information on training please visit or training page, we have a course for you.