residential wind and solar power installations and solar thermal units in Alberta photovoltaic systems

By: Chinook Eco Energy  09-12-2011
Keywords: Solar Energy, Water Heating, Solar Panels

Chinook Eco Energy provides a complete service for the sale, design, installation and servicing of photovoltaic (PV) and/or wind powered systems. We guarantee qualified and professional installation of all our products as well as follow up service and warranty.

Solar Modules

Photovoltaic modules are specifically designed to meet the requirements of the market, and are available exclusively from professional installers and distributors. Please see below for information on some of the modules in our extensive range.

Sanyo HIP_190BA3 / 195BA3 / 200BA3
SANYO HIT (Heterojunction with Intrinsic Thin layer) solar cells are hybrids, made of thin mono crystal silicon surrounded by ultra-thin amorphous silicon layers. As temperatures rise, SANYO HIT solar panels produce more electricity (kWh) than conventional crystalline silicon solar panels at the same temperature.
Power tolerance +/- 3.5% Maximum series fuse rating: 15A Maximum system voltage: 600V


Schott 170

High-power module using 125mm square poly crystal silicon solar cells with 13.1% module conversion efficiency. Bypass diode minimizes the power drop caused by shade. Textured cell surface to reduce sunlight reflection.
Nominal 24VDC output, 72 cell, nominal 24V DC module ideal for both grid-tie and off grid applications Maximum system voltage 600V.

Solar Hot Water Heating

The Chinook Eco Energy residential solar water heating appliance is a clean, cost-effective solution that uses the sun's energy to heat your water. With 1, 2, 3 and 4 panel systems available to meet your needs, the appliance is attractive, safe, and reliable with minimal maintenance required over its long operational life. Installation is done by certified professionals and backed by a 5 year limited warranty.

Solar Collectors: The solar collectors absorb the sun's heat, which is transferred through a patented heat exchange unit into a solar water storage tank where it will be available to meet your hot water needs.
The solar collectors are topped with a low-iron, pure glass under which lies a unique selective-surface coated aluminum sheet. The technology used in these components ensures that the maximum amount of solar energy is absorbed rather than being reflected and dispelled.
The aluminum sheet is backed by unique laser welded copper serpentine tube through which the food grade propylene glycol runs and is heated by the sun.

Energy Packs: The energy pack ensures maintenance-free, reliable operation of the heat exchanger. It mounts easily on any standard North American electric hot water tank.
Built into the system are numerous safe guards including the setting of the glycol pressure at a lower PSI than the water pressure coming into your tank. This ensures that the glycol never enters your water.
The attached differential temperature controller accurately senses changes, measuring the temperature at the solar collector panels and automatically controlling the pump operation to ensure maximized capture of the solar-generated energy.

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A) Solar Collector

  • The absorber plate is designed to absorb 94% of the sun's energy.
  • Reliable in all climates
  • Freeze protected.
  • Patented Stagnation Protection** eliminates overheating.
  • Mounts on sloped or flat roofs, south facing walls, outbuildings or a ground rack.

B) Energy Pack

  • Mounts easily on any standard North American electric hot water tank which acts as a solar storage tank.
  • Patented Passive Anti-Fouling Protection* ensures maintenance-
    free, reliable operation of the heat exchanger.

C) Solar Storage Tank

  • Stores solar heated water for household use.
  • Water stored in the tank is heated by the sun, not electricity.
  • Standard two port North American electric hot water tank.

Wind Turbines

Solar and wind resources often compliment each other. When the sun is low, especially in winter and spring time, the wind can be at its best. We offer a wide range of the best small wind generators on the market.

1.5kW Wind Turbine

A Simple Energy Solution

Spec Sheet | Video | Connection Diagram

Raum Energy has developed a wind turbine that is designed to operate in just about any climate with no scheduled maintenance. How do we manage to do this? It's simple.. literally. Raum's 1.5 kW wind turbine's direct-drive, gearless, brushless design allows continued performance in an extremely wide range of conditions with no parts that require regular maintenance.

Easy Power

Installation is easy and is designed so the end-user can install the turbine without cranes, harnesses or climbing.

Raum's 1.5 kW wind turbine is designed to operate at sites with wind speed averages of 3 m/s and greater (11 km/h or 7 mph). The turbine can provide 260 kWh per month, 8.7 kWh per day, in a 5.4 m/s average wind (19.4 km/h or 12 mph).

Key Features

  • No scheduled maintenance
  • Easy installation
  • Quiet operation
  • Rugged and reliable construction for continuous operation in just about any climate
  • Furling mechanism allows for peak power output at any wind speed
  • Synergy with solar and geothermal systems
  • 5-year limited warranty

3.5kW Wind Turbine

Raum's Engineers Have Done It Again!

That's right; the turbine everyone's been talking about is ready! Call us today to order yours.


48 Foot Truss Tower

Strong Support For a Strong Product

Raum Energy's 48 foot tower was designed specifically for our 1.5kW wind turbines. It's rugged, reliable and economical.

Our turbine tower is easy to assemble and raise or lower - it doesn't require cranes, harnesses or climbing. There are no guy-wires to worry about and can withstand winds up to 162 kilometres per hour! Our 48 foot tower follows our design philosophy of simplicity and ease.

Installation is a Snap!

Check out out manuals for more information. You'll see just how easy it is to install our towers and get started with Raum Energy!

Key Features

  • Designed and optimized specifically for Raum Energy 1.5kW Wind Turbine
  • Strong and reliable lightweight structure
  • Easy construction
  • Easy access to your turbine; no cranes, harnesses or climbing!
  • Rated for 162 km/h winds; estimated 50-year lifetime
  • Easily dissassembled for transport. Need to move? Take it with you!
  • 5-year limited warranty

1.5kW Grid-Tie Inverter

Synergy and Design

Raum Energy's 1.5kW Grid-tie Inverter is designed to operate with the Raum Energy 1.3 kW Wind Turbine. What does that mean? It means peak efficiency when combined with our 1.5 kW wind turbine. The inverter takes the three-phase energy produced by the wind turbine and converts it to single-phase energy suitable for the regular electrical grid.

This synergy allows you to get the most from Raum's wind turbine system-more efficiency, more energy and more savings on your energy bill.

Power at Your Fingertips

The Raum 1.5kW Grid-tie Inverter is small and lightweight and can be easily mounted near your electrical service panel. In addition to converting wind energy to energy suitable for the electrical grid, it can be made suitable for coverting solar power. The unit will display current energy output and kWh production (daily, weekly, monthly and lifetime) to keep you up-to-date on how much clean energy is being produced.

Raum's 1.5kW Grid-tie Inverter is CSA certified. At Raum, safety is a major focus and we've gone to great lengths to ensure our products meet or exceed regulatory standards.

Key Features

  • Designed and optimized specifically for Raum Energy 1.5kW Wind Turbine
  • Efficient, quiet and reliable operation
  • No scheduled maintenance
  • Easy access to information regarding current and total energy output
  • Small and lightweight
  • Certified under CSA 22.2 #107.1 and UL 1741
  • 2-year limited warranty

1.5kW Battery Charger

Synergy and Design

Raum Energy's 1.5kW Battery Charger is designed to operate with the Raum Energy 1.5kW Wind Turbine. What does that mean? It means peak efficiency when combined with our 1.5kW wind turbine. The charger takes the three-phase energy from the wind turbine and converts it to DC power for charging a bank of batteries.

This synergy allows you to get the most from Raum's wind turbine system. More efficiency, more energy!

Key Features

  • Intelligent multistage charging system for either 24V or 48V (selectable)
  • No dump load required - the system automatically controls the battery voltage level so full batteries are never overcharged
  • Low idle power consumption - less than 3W
  • LED bargraph for quick battery level indication
  • Wide range of input operating voltages - much higher than anything else on the market
  • Peak efficiency of 98%
  • Wide ambient operating temperature range (-25) °C to 40 °C

Charge Controllers

Chinook Eco Energy carries charge controllers by leading manufacturers, for a variety of sizes and functions.Manufacturers of popular inverters such as Xantrex and Outback each have their own lines of fully integrated MPPT charge controllers, ensuring the maximum efficiency when using their high-quality lines of power products.For getting the most out of your small solar array, Blue Sky carries a line of user-friendly MPPT charge controllers, with and without digital displays.For smaller industrial battery charging applications where reliability, durability and affordability are of utmost importance, both Morningstar and Specialty Concepts offer a wide assortment of small charge controllers with optional features like adjustable low-voltage disconnects,sun timers, and temperature compensation.Ask any of the experienced Conergy personnel which charge controller is right for you.

Xantrex C-Series Charge Controllers
The C40 has long been the mainstay of Xantrex’s charge controller line-up, its versatility and reliability have made it an industry standard. Now the C40 is joined by two companion controllers, the C35 and C60.


Xantrex WX-MPPT
The Xantrex XW Solar Charge Controller is a photovoltaic (PV) charge controller that tracks the electrical maximum power point of a PV array to deliver the maximum available current for charging batteries. It is the ideal charge controller for any Xantrex XW inverter system.


OutBack MX60 Solar Charge Controller
The MX60 is on the cutting edge of charge controller design. OutBack’s real time active Maximum Power Point Tracking (MPPT) system ensures that your solar array is operating at its peak power point regardless of age, shading or environmental conditions.


OutBack FM80 Solar Charge Controller
The FLEXmax 80 is the latest innovation in Maximum Power Point Tracking (MPPT) charge controllers from OutBack Power Systems. The FLEXmax 80's innovative MPPT algorithm is both continuous and active, increasing your renewable energy yield up to 30%. Thanks to enhanced cooling, the FLEXmax 80 can operate at its full 80 amp maximum current rating in ambient temperatures as high as 104°F (40°C).


Blue Sky Solar Boost 2000E
Patented Maximum Power Point Tracking (MPPT) technology allows Solar Boost 2000E to increase charge current up to 30% or more compared to conventional charge controllers. Don’t waste money by throwing PV power away! Get the power you paid for with a Solar Boost charge controller


Blue Sky Solar Boost 3024i
Solar Boost 3024i provides an advanced fully automatic 3-stage charge control system to ensure the battery is properly and fully charged, resulting in enhanced battery performance with less maintenance. An automatic or manual equalize function is also provided to periodically condition flooded lead-acid batteries. To further enhance versatility, a user configurable auxiliary output and Blue Sky Energy’s advanced IPN™ network interface are also included.


Photovoltaic system offers one of the safest, cleanest and most environmentally friendly methods of generating electricity for your home or business. The pre-requisite for a well designed system is the careful matching of modules and inverters. Conergy offers a wide range of inverters, which have been tested for years in the field and offer the highest levels of reliability, efficiency and user-friendliness.

We carry inverters for the following system designs:

NEW - Enphase Envoy

The Enphase Envoy Communications Gateway is the networking hub connecting every module and inverter in your solar array to the internet.
The Envoy uses advanced powerline communications technology to connect to each microinverter without additional wiring or wireless configuration. System owners can easily check the status of their solar system using the Envoy’s LCD display, or get more detailed information through the Enlighten website.
For commercial installations, multiple Envoy devices are used in combination with Line Communications Filters (LCF) to separate networking domains across the site.


  • Plug & Play setup
  • Communicates over existing electrical wires
  • Enables remote troubleshooting of solar array

Grid Tie Residential

SMA Sunny Boy 5000/6000/7000U
Inverter Technology: PWM true sine-wave, current source
AC Maximum Output Power: 6,000 W (at 277 or 240 V AC), 5,200 W (at 208 V AC)
DC Input Voltage: 234-600 V DC


SMA Sunny Boy 3000/4000U
Inverter Technology: Real sine-wave, current source, high frequency PWM 183 – 229 V @ 208 V/211 – 264 V @ 240 V


Xantrex GT 3.0
Maximum AC Power Output: 3,000 W
DC Input Voltage Range: 195-600 V DC
Maximum Continuous Output Current: 14.2


Fronius IG
Operating DC Voltage Range: 150-400 V Max. DC Input Voltage: 500 V Total Harmonic Distortion THD: < 5 %

Off-grid/Battery Systems

Xantrex XW
Xantrex brings the next generation of inverter/chargers to market, with the XW Hybrid Inverter/Charger, the heart of the XW System. The XW Hybrid Inverter/Charger (XW) is a true sine wave, 120/240-volt AC, split-phase, inverter/charger that incorporates a DC to AC inverter, a battery charger, and an AC auto-transfer switch. It is the foundation for battery- based residential and commercial applications up to 18 kilowatts (kW). Capable of being grid-interactive or grid-independent, the XW can operate with generators and renewable energy sources to provide full time or backup power.


OutBack Power Systems FLEXware
The FLEXware product line is OutBack’s new line of balance-of-system components intended to replace the PS2 and PS4 product lines.Highlights of the FLEXware line include powder coated all aluminum enclosures, relocated knockouts for more efficient installation, and a reduced number of components to simplify system planning, ordering, construction and installation.


OutBack Power Systems
OutBack Power Systems is an engineer-owned, customer focused manufacturer of renewable energy and back-up power system equipment. The OutBack FX series is a modular true sine wave inverter/charger that can be used for both small and large power systems.


Magnum MS-AE
The MS-AE Series Inverter/Charger from Magnum Energy is a pure sine wave inverter designed specifically for the most demanding renewable energy applications. The unique design of the MS-AE Series can provide 120 and 240 volts AC output in one unit, eliminating the need to stack two units together to get 240 volts. Available in 4000 (24 volts) and 4400 (48 volts) watt models, the MS-AE Series inverters are powerful, easy-to-use and ETL listed to the stringent requirements of UL 1741 and CSA C22.2 No. 107.1-01 for Renewable Energy installations.


MidNite Solar E-Panels
The engineers at MidNite Solar have been designing renewable energy disconnect boxes for twenty years. The majority of the existing disconnect boxes were designed by them. MidNite Solar E-Panels take care of the over current and disconnect requirements. This allows you to devote more of your hard earned money to the performance components such as PV panels, power electronics and batteries


Power Solar Energy Batteries
The GEL and AGM SERIES BATTERIES are VRLA Advanced GEL and AGM Technology Batteries that provide users reliable, long lasting service for deep cycle solar energy applications.


Deka valve-regulated Gelled-Electrolyte
The Deka Solar series of value-regulated, gelled-electrolyte batteries is designed to offer reliable, maintenance-free power for renewable energy applications where frequent deep cycles are required and minimum maintenance is desirable.


Deka valve-regulated Absorbed Glass Mat (AGM)
AGM Features – The extremely efficient design includes several unique features.


Surrette Wet Acid
Surrette is a leading Canadian manufacturer of high-quality wet acid deep cycle batteries, ideal for use in renewable energy systems where a sealed, VLRA battery is not necessary.


Power Battery EZS Racking Systems
EZ-Solar Systems incorporate an innovative 12, 24 and 48 volt modular design utilizing Power Battery’s advanced gel (patent pending) PSG series of front access deep cycle batteries. The front access design permits rapid installation and reduced maintenance time while increasing safety. With a size range from 105 to 6120 AH, they are a clean Power solution for a grid-tie backup or an off grid power source. EZ-Solar Systems are ideal where space is at a premium.

The listed products are only a small part of the products available. Please contact us for more information or a complete list of products

Keywords: Installation And Servicing, Solar Energy, solar hot water heating, Solar Panels, Water Heating

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