The Great Canadian Roof Dr. wants to help your business make the switch to solar. You have the power to take command of your energy bill by implementing The Great Canadian Roof Dr. commercial solar PV system.

Increasing energy costs are a reality for all businesses and investing in a grid-tied commercial solar system is a powerful tool that can lower your operational costs substantially.

Not only will you see monetary benefits, but you will also set a precedent as a company that cares about reducing your carbon footprint and investing into a greener future for your community. Implementing a solar PV system for your commercial property presents a high standard of quality, care and operational efficiency as well as creates a benchmark to set you apart from your competitors.

The Great Canadian Roof Dr. can supply all of your grid-tied commercial solar needs. We manage every detail from conception, to design, installation and everything in between. From the panel system to solar inverters, The Great Canadian Roof Dr. can outfit your business with the ideal solar system, custom designed based upon your needs, budget, and schedule. We manage all permits and applications needed for your commercial property.

Our experienced team has the knowledge to ensure your solar PV system will meet the energy requirements for your commercial property. We have the expertise and skills to ensure you receive the best possible return on investment for your solar setup. We streamline the process to adapt your current setup to include a commercial solar energy system, so you can maintain your high level of production and/or service while minimizing your environmental impact and annual energy costs.

To see how we can get started, and what the next steps to take are, view Our Process.


Why you should install solar on your Project:

1. Gain energy independence:

A solar PV system on your home can generate clean energy and savings on your electricity bills for 30+ years and earn you double on your initial investment over the systems life span.

2. Earn credits to decrease your bill:

When you generate excess energy that is fed back into the utility grid, your hydro provider allows you to earn credits through their net-metering program, helping you lower your utility bill.

3. Increase your property value:

A 2018 Kelowna study shows that your home’s property value increases by $6,000 for every 1kW of solar installed.

4. Contribute to a greener future:

When adding a renewable energy system to your home you are actively decreasing your carbon footprint. EV owners can have the cost of their car’s energy consumption covered by the solar panels on their property.

Rebates & Incentives for Homeowners:

The provincial government is consistently offering more incentives to make the transition to renewable energy.

Canada Greener Homes Loan


Get a 10 year, interest free loan from NRCan of up to $40,000 for energy efficient upgrades on your residence.

Canada Greener Homes Grant


Receive up to $5,000 reimbursement for the implementation of a solar energy system. Learn more at bchydro.com

Net-Metering & BC Hydro


Receive a credit when you generate more electricity than you consume.

BC PST Tax Exemption


Receive a provincial sales tax exemption on renewable energy system equipment. Learn more at gov.bc.ca


Commercial Grid-Tied Solar Electric Systems

The most common setup for commercial solar systems is a grid-tied solar PV system. In the implementation of this system, power is generated by your commercial solar system by harnessing the power of the sun and converting its energy into DC (Direct Current) power. The DC power then travels through an inverter where it is then converted into AC (Alternating Current) and is dispersed throughout your commercial property to energize your businesses appliances.

The benefit of a grid-tied system is that when the solar PV system is not producing sufficient energy to power your business, your commercial property can draw power from the utility grid. However, if your solar PV system is generating excess electricity, it can be fed back into the utility grid for net-metering.

Net-metering is the process of selling your excess renewable energy generated by your solar PV system back to your hydro provider. In turn, your hydro provider will bill you credits that can be used towards your future grid-reliant energy use. It’s as if you were storing your excess solar generated electricity on the utility grid and it will be given back to you when you require its use. If you have leftover credits on your anniversary date, your hydro provider will pay you for the electricity at market price.

Backup Power

In most cases a commercial solar PV system is equipped with a backup generator to power all electrical applications during a blackout period. This can be useful for a variety of commercial properties, including those with climate-controlled warehouses. For instance, if a power outage occurs at a food packing facility, you could potentially lose inventory if freezers are shut down for an extended period of time. With backup power, you won’t have to worry about power outage issues any longer.



The Great Canadian Roof Dr. solar installations include lifetime system monitoring. This monitoring will show you real-time power production of your system – right down to each individual solar module. Monitoring can be access through your smart-phone, tablet, or computer. You can track power production down to a 5 minute cycle.

How is your production and usage tracked?

Grid-tie systems are monitored using a BC Hydro Net-Metering account. Setting up your Net-Metering account is the final step of our turn key renewable energy system solution. The BC Hydro Net-Metering account tracks all excess solar energy developed, and returns it to you in months where solar production slows, thus reducing your bill. No extra energy storage is necessary, however it is optional.

What your bill will look like

As a net metering customer, the electricity you generate is first used by your home or business. Your net consumption of electricity from BC Hydro is recorded under Inflow. When you generate more electricity than you consume, the excess generation is fed back to the grid and shown under Outflow.

Canadian Roof Doctor Residential Solar bill

Commercial grid-tied solar PV system setup:

Canadian Roof Doctor Solar Panels


Solar panel cells absorb the sun’s energy in the form of photons and then converts them into electrons, taking the form of DC (direct current) electricity. A solar cell, or PV (photovoltaic) cell is made up of 2 types of silicon that promote positive and negative electrical charges that are surrounded by conducting metals which transfer the electrons. The panel is topped with extremely durable tempered glass allows light in while protecting the PV cell from damage.

Canadian Roof Doctor Solar Panel inverter

Before DC electricity can be sent to the electrical panel it must be converted into AC (alternating current). AC power is used to supply electricity to all connected properties. In order to convert DC power from the solar PV cell into AC power that can be used, the electrical current must pass through an inverter. This is the final step before power can be transferred from the solar panels into your home for everyday use.

Canadian Roof Doctor Solar Panel breaker-pane

Once the inverter converts the power to AC, it can then be sent to the electrical panel. An electrical panel is a component of the electricity supply system that divides electrical power into subsidiary circuits that power appliances, lights, receptacles, etc. throughout the home.


In a residential grid-tied solar PV system, a hydro or bidirectional meter controls the flow of energy to or from your electricity supplier. When your solar PV system produces excess electricity it can either be stored in optional backup batteries or it can be sold to your utility provider for credits on your electricity bill (net-metering). When your solar PV system is no longer producing sufficient power to your home, you can still rely on your energy company to provide electricity so you do not experience a blackout.

Canadian Roof Doctor generator

A backup generator can be implemented in your residential grid-tied solar PV system. A backup generator utilizes a small combustion engine to create electrical current. It can be very useful during a blackout period when no electricity is being produced by the solar PV system, optional backup batteries or the utility grid. With a backup generator, you won’t have to worry about power outage issues any longer.


Optional deep cycle batteries could also be utilized in a residential grid-tied solar PV system to store excess DC electricity generated by the solar panels. The energy stored in the backup batteries can then be dispersed during a blackout period when no electricity is being produced by the solar PV system or the utility grid.

How can we get started?

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CDN Roof Dr. is proud to be certified dealers and installers of Cummins and LG products. We supply and install Cummins Onan generators for mobile and commercial applications, as well as back up generators for home use. We also supply and install LG Chem Resu storage backup batteries for residential use. CDN Roof Dr. are specialists in providing home backup. We want to ensure that you always have power, even during a blackout period.

Other Services:

Residential System Solutions

CDN Roof Dr. supplies all of your residential solar needs, for both new builds as well as existing structures.

Business / Commercial Solar PV System Solutions

CDN Roof Dr. supplies all of your grid-tied business / commercial solar needs, for both new builds as well as existing properties.

Off-Grid Solar PV System Solutions

CDN Roof Dr. supplies all of your off-grid solar needs, for both new builds as well as existing structures.

Recreational Solar PV System Solutions

CDN Roof Dr. supplies all of your solar needs for all recreational applications, including RV’s, 4×4’s, travel trailers and more…

Electric Vehicle Charger Installations

CDN Roof Dr. supplies all of your EV charger needs. We supply and install chargers that are able to keep up with the demand of daily driving.

Maintenance & Electrical Services

CDN Roof Dr. offers maintenance, repair, upgrades & general electrical services for residential, commercial and off-grid applications.

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