GP Wind and Solar understands renewable energy. We’ve been helping customers from Prince George to Calgary and beyond in getting off the grid. We’re pleased when our customers let us know when they are satisfied with the turbines, solar panels and solar trackers that we sell, install and service. Take a moment to read our testimonials and check back for more.
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Late summer 2020 my family began our off grid life journey. After many years researching alternative power generation methods weighing initial cost per kWh, stability and overall reliability. Our choice would be a solar array, inverter, battery bank with generator back up. So we approached five different companies for pricing and had actually planned on using a fixed ground mount panel array. During our visit with GP Wind and Solar we physically examined the simple and robust solar tracker they design and construct. They were able to clearly prove the additional power generation per Watt of panel is increased dramatically vs fixed mount arrays. Also snow removal is non existent with the tracker which equates to more kWhs, very important when you live in the snow belt of central BC. So we chose to try the Solar Tracker package.
The property we built at is 650km to the south west of Grande Prairie. So for ease of DIY installation the tracker, inverter and charge controller were prefabricated. All that we had to do was transport the system, unload the tracker and point to the south then run below ground cable to house and hook up to inverter and battery bank. They provided great instructions on how everything tied together. This prefab system saved our family quite a lot given we did not require for a technician to travel so far to set it up.
We did experience some manufacturers minor defects on two of the panels. GP Wind and Solar quickly dealt with the panel manufacturer and replaced the the entire 6 panels in the array so they all matched.
After the first five months through the winter solstice season we are very happy with how the system is meeting our needs. But more importantly the after sales service and communication is exceptional.
We have have been on a steep learning curve doing off grid life, however the power generation has proved quite straight forward thanks to Gord at GP Wind and Solar.
A note to say it's almost 2 years since I have had the solar tracking system I bought from you. Since I live in the Yukon, brought it back and installed it myself, it’s a miracle it works. One has to adjust when living off the grid and our demand for electricity has been made possible by your solar tracking device. Love your product and your service during and after we purchased the system has been second to none. Life's good.
Jude & Neil
Gord installed this solar tracker for us in the fall of 2017. The tracker has worked well since then providing off grid power for our home and shop. Gord himself possesses a wealth of knowledge together with many years of experience in solar, not to mention that he also lives off grid. Friendship with Gord has proved to be an unexpected additional pleasure.
Frank and Elfrieda.