Pyramid Electrical Contractors, Inc.

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Solar

Pyramid has field personnel with extensive solar training, and a project manager with NABCEP certified training as well.

Pyramid has a strong working knowledge of not only the installation of solar arrays, but the information available for the grants, tax rebates, and tax credits available to Pyramid's residential, commercial, and not for profit clients.

We were recently featured in Electrical Contractor magazine for our solar power strategies. Click here to read more!

                         

 

Looking for other sustainable services?

Pyramid also has experience installing electrical vehicle (EV) charging stations. An EV charging station provides power to charge the batteries of electric and hybrid vehicles. As ownership for these types of vehicles is expanding, there is an increasing demand for publicly accessible charging stations. The charging system has two primary goals:

  1. To pump electricity into the batteries as quickly as the batteries will allow
  2. To monitor the batteries and avoid damaging them during the charging process                                                                

The most sophisticated charging systems monitor battery voltage, current flow, and battery temperature to minimize charging time. Less sophisticated chargers might monitor voltage or amperage only, and make certain assumptions about average battery characteristics. The normal household charging system has the advantage of convenience -- anywhere you can find an outlet, you can recharge. The disadvantage, however, is charging time.

EV charging systems are classified according to their output voltage and the rate at which they can charge a battery. There are three levels of charging: Level 1 being the slowest, and Level 3 being the fastest. Levels 1 and 2 charging can be done at home with the proper equipment, and Levels 2 and 3 can be done at fixed public charging stations. Public stations can supply charging for a fee (just as if you were buying gasoline), but in most cases, charging is free. Charging stations are usually connected to the electrical grid, which means their electricity is often generated from fossil-fuel power stations or nuclear power plants, but wind or solar power systems are also suitable.