Blackline Power Overview
Blackline Power is a solar company based in Owen Sound, Ontario, Canada, specializing in net metering and other behind-the-meter systems. Their primary strengths are extensive industry and technology knowledge, project management, and a highly experienced installation crew. It was established by Rob Black in 2010.
Rob Black is a NABCEP certified solar installer who got trained from Solar Energy International (Colorado) and thus knows the ins and outs of the entire solar installation process. Under his guidance, the company deals with full solar solutions and provides end-to-end services starting from consultation to installation and from monitoring to maintenance. Backline serves residential customers, businesses as well as public properties, such as the municipalities.
Blackline Power Services and Specifics
Blackline Power is a unique company boasting to have advanced knowledge and expertise to take projects from conception to installation. They have considerable proficiency in dealing with utilities like Hydro One and getting projects connected to the grid. They can handle residential projects, commercial projects, non-profit projects, aboriginal projects, agricultural projects, and electric vehicle charging projects.
Solar Panels and Services Offered by Blackline Power
Blackline Power offers grid tied structure to both residential solar and commercial solar. The services offered by Blackline Power are, solar installation, net metering, photovoltaic, EV charging, storage & batteries, new builds, assessments & consulting, system removal & re-installation, agricultural, industrial, and municipal solar installations.
Types of solar panels used by Blackline Power
Blackline Power Harid 100w [BPHD100] solar panels are used by Blackline Power for rooftop, and ground mounted installations are 4-fold solar cell panels made from monocrystalline silicon, which have 20% more efficiency compared to normal solar panels and thus give an edge to their customers, as far as energy efficiency is considered. BPHD100 is certified by RoHS and is CE marked which means that their quality is reliable and meets the set standards.
Types of Solar Panels Offered
The types of solar panels offered by Blackline Power are rooftop, fixed ground and tracking ground.
Blackline Power Installation Costs and Process
Blackline Energy does not forecast costing until their engineers visit the site and study various factors like, the quality and number of components, electrical infrastructure, how steep the roof is, etc. Once the study is done, the firm offers various options to meet the customer’s energy goals and budget. On record, the company has sold the smallest system having power of 3.5 kW at $15,000.
Customers have confirmed that the company’s pricing is competitive. We found few complaints about Blackline Power’s quotations, with no surprise charges reported, either.
Blackline Power is recognized under the Standard Industrial Classification (SIC) vide Code # 49,491 and by North American Industry Classification System (NAICS) vide Code # 22,221. Blackline Power is also a member of Canadian Solar Industries Association (CanSIA).
Once the system is operational, clients can set-up a username and password to access the monitoring on their phone, tablet and/or computer. As far as the customer reviews are concerned, we have not come across any reviews with maintenance issues. So, in our view, the customers who are monitoring installation efficiency frequently did not find any issues, which is a good indicator that the Backline Power workmanship is commendable.
The firm is CanSIA Certified, and deals in multifaceted products and installations. It also offers turnkey solutions for net metering, zero export and storage. Overall, our experts believe that Backline Power is an all round solar solutions provider and the commercial, municipal and residential projects it has undertaken in the recent past also represent the same.