Tri-Canadian Canadian Energy

Solar Powered Shipping Container

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July 1, 2022
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Tri-Canadian Energy was approached in Spring 2019 with the request of providing 100% off-grid power to a new development in Northport, a suburb in Prince Edward County.

The project requirements were that a shipping container be retrofitted with solar panels, an inverter, charge controller, and batteries. The shipping container also needed full high-speed Internet and security, including CCTV and alarm monitoring. Finally, the contained needed to be climate controlled.

Tri-Canadian Energy was able to provide all the project requirements, fitting the shipping container with 2 solar arrays, both featuring 8X 330 watt panels, producing a total 5,280 watts of photovolatic energy every single hour that the sun is out!

We provided high-speed Internet to the container, which allowed the security cameras and alarm system to communicate with its owner. We also addressed the climate control situation by utilizing geo-thermal piping, located behind the container.

This container will be used by the owner as storage and a “home base” while they build their home. The container will eventually become the main power supply for the fully built house on the other side of the property.

Project Details

  • Panels Installed : 16
  • Weeks To Complete : 4
  • Total Energy Production : 5,280 Watts

Important Points

  • Completed on time and on budget
  • Used geo-thermal heating/cooling to overcome temperature issues
  • Created a fully turn-key automation system to oversee system performance, power consumption

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P.O Box 6018
Picton, Ontario K0K 2T0
343 County Rd 22 Unit Q3,
Picton, ON K0K 2T0
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