Toronto, ON Canada (PressExposure) April 08, 2011 -- Solamon Energy is proud to announce an exciting new program to determine the solar viability of specific locations, whether an open field, the side of a hill, or atop a building. At no charge, for locations meeting the minimum 5 acre requirement, a Solamon Generation Report forecasting power is delivered on the spot . "We have the tools and the technology today to measure terrain and shade variables that, when balanced against weather pattern data, provide a practical and objective assessment," explains Jay Yeo, president Solamon. "Within moments, we will know how much it will cost to generate electricity by erecting an Apollo Acre solar farm, and thus how much will be saved."
Over the past month Solamon has been introducing the Apollo Acre power plant to leaders in several Caribbean countries, as well as Belize in Central America. "These are the constituents who understand the best market served by an Apollo Acre installation," Yeo continues. "We believe our 5 acre installation is the right size for a local community, and since each system is modular by design, we are discussing the many options available to consider going forward. This is a truly inclusionary process and unique to each sun drenched location."
Across the Caribbean home owners for decades have mounted solar panels on roof tops, most often to heat their water, and many companies and office buildings around the world have followed suit. This is not an equation of fashion but of common sense. "By using the sun for power, you save money," says Yeo. "Indeed people have the option to continue buying oil and gas, and I'm sure these fuels will remain abundantly available for another 100 years, but we are finding community leaders in the Caribbean to be forward thinking and desirous of change now."
The Caribbean offers ideal territory to exploit recent developments in solar technology and hardware, both fixed mount and rotating arrays, especially using systems augmented by micro wind turbines. In fact, Solamon recently brought on board a specialist in the field of turbine technology and co-power generation to address queries and provide replies in a simple manner. "This is not rocket science, and we truly intend to put power back into the hands of the people. We know there needs to be a lot of public engagement," Yeo states, "which is why we are looking forward to the upcoming Town Hall sessions."
Following the Renewables Financing symposium in Montego Bay next month, where the Solamon Generation Report will be formally unveiled to numerous institutions and organizations in attendance, Solamon will deliver a series of meetings within local communities on islands in the Caribbean, while continuing to work with leaders of government and private industry, as well as community leaders, to bring appropriate energy solutions beneficial to all stakeholders in the long-term.
While initially on location, Solamon will conduct a series of measurements to evaluate the potential energy output of an integrated solar array. This information is provided as an easy-to-read report, based on terrain, weather data and a wide range of PV panels and inverters. "We will conduct these site reports quickly and let people know immediately, without having to wait for a consultant's report, what they can do to reduce their electricity bills each month by erecting an Apollo Acre," concludes Yeo.
Measurements of shade and solar access are critical for the professional assessment of any solar project. Every location has its own unique dynamic of shade and energy potential. Additional technologies and sophisticated hand-held devices are deployed into prioritized locations, augmenting preliminary site assessments conducted by Solamon, to produce an estimate of the monthly solar energy, taking into account an approximation of the local shading at a location.
Solamon Energy designs and installs integrated arrays of ground-mounted photovoltaic cells that are connected by cable to each other and to converters, batteries and transmission points, utilizing 5 acres of land per unit; each unit is called an Apollo Acre. Solamon is focused on packaging and delivering turnkey systems across the Caribbean, and seeks to open field offices in The Bahamas, Jamaica, Barbados and Puerto Rico.
The company is excited not only to deliver turnkey power plants using renewable energy sources, such as sun and wind, to Caribbean countries but that will also generate jobs locally, in terms of their commissioning and subsequent maintenance. Our executives are thus not only looking for locations and partners to manage each Apollo Acre, but to also establish a suitable training program for implementation teams in collaboration with relevant government agencies.
For each customer, Solamon provides full management of each Apollo Acre installation, including site inspections, project design and development, as well as environmental and local permitting, 3rd party engineering, procurement, construction and system commissioning in conjunction with local partners.