We design & build rooftop solar array's for any style of roof; flat or pitched. We have on-staff roofing professionals who will assess your roof and ensure any work being does not compromise your current warranty.
If a rooftop application not suitable a ground-mount system may be the solution. Our designers will ensure the orientation of your ground-mount system is optimal, whether it's on or off-grid.
Carport solar array's are great multi-purpose investments. Whether you're building a single unit, or multiple units to protect a large number of vehicles, Carport systems are extremely viable in Southern, AB.
If you currently own or are considering the purchase of an electric vehicle, then having a level two charger or equivalent is necessary. We can help walk you through the install process, and ensure that the proper unit is chosen for the application.
Solar + Battery Storage allows users access to power when the sun is no longer shining. These systems well help you get closer to net-zero, and will also provide your home with backup power in the event there is a power outage in the area.
Our on-staff roofing professionals will assess your current roof, even if you are not considering solar. Our goal is to ensure our customers have long-lasting roofs that do not create any problems in the future.
While solar is an effective way to reduce greenhouse gas emissions, so is using less electricity! We will audit your home or business to determine any opportunity to lower the use of electricity and save money.
From a full LED retrofit, to electrical service upgrade, our in-house master and journeyman electricians are capable of any and all base building electrical, whether it directly relates to a solar project or not.
Natural lighting can enhance indoor spaces in ways that artificial light cannot. We can assess your space to determine if there is a Natural lighting solution which would work for you. Not only will it reduce your electricity consumption, Natural light also provides measurable health benefits.
Not all flat roof systems are suitable for panels to be installed directly on-top. Many times there are measures that can be taken, but it's important to have a roof consultant involved every step of the way. This is why we are different. We will work with you every step of the way to ensure that your investment is not negatively impacting the roof over your head.
Many contractors will tell you that the weight of a solar array is approximately 5 pounds per square foot. Although that is true for the hardware, have they considered snow build up? Or dynamic wind loads? Our in house roof consultant can calculate these forces to ensure the install is completed safely.
Overburden will almost always void a roof warranty without careful consideration and coordination. We take the time to contact roof membrane manufacturers, or 3rd party issuers such as Alberta Roofing Contractors Association to ensure that the warranty and long-term health of the system is not jeopardized.
On a flat roof wind can become extremely dangerous. Parapet walls, and dynamic lifting across the surface can create forces that seem unimaginable when it is calm out. We have trained experts in the field of dynamic wind uplift calculations that can ensure the solar array stays exactly where it is supposed to.
A typical flat roof costs about $15-25 per square foot depending on insulation requirements. Repair costs by a qualified company can range from $1,000-$10,000 depending on severity. Prior to installing solar it is imperative to ensure your roof can withstand our climate for 25+ years.
If you have a flat roof and are interested in solar be sure you ask about warranty and weight/uplift calculations. Ask what method is being used to your array and what the final 'additional dead load' will be. There are many great contractors in the province, but sometimes profit can cloud good judgement. Make sure to get complete information before signing a contract.
WHY CHOOSE US?
We are teaming up with engineers, designers, manufacturers, and customers to actually test and set standards for the industry. Making sure that systems can actually withstand Alberta weather seems like something that's already been taken care of, however, when getting a quote on a system make sure to ask your contractor for the wind uplift pressure they have designed their system to.
With 40+ Years of Construction and Project Management experience (almost exclusively as prime contractor), the team at Rocky Mountain Solar Co. has successfully completed projects ranging from $50.00 to $5,000,000.00 in value.
Our design team uses the best available design technology to simulate solar performance in every possible scenario. The system will be optimized for production while taking into account all available information about the structure. This ensures our #1 focus is always the health and safety of all occupants.
At the end of the day we all want the same thing, a reliable solar array that gets the most out of every dollar spent to install. From concept to commissioning, the team at Rocky Mountain Solar Co. will ensure the experience is efficient and the finished product is exactly as expected.