RESIDENTIAL SOLAR POWER
For homes - incentives information
Canadian homeowners can go solar and save money. Installing a grid-tie power systems can generate additional income for home owners in Ontario, Canada.
Properties and homes in Ontario, may be suitable for installation of a small residential solar power project. Individuals or groups of homeowners can work together to meet program requirements. The renewable energy produced can be used to supply your home and the electricity grid. This is known as a grid-tie system.
Qualifying projects can register with the ©Ontario Power Authority MicroFIT program and benefit - solar power incentives program rates
If your project qualifies your investment the MicroFit scheme will guarantee that you are paid for the energy produced for up to 20 years.
A single household solar PV panel is 69 inches x 30 inches
and can weigh up to 50lbs approximately.
It is imperative that a connection offer be obtained from your local power supply company.
Without this offer you will not be issued with an Ontario Power Authority MicroFIT conditonal offer of contract. ie You won't be able to take part in this project. To be certain get permissions before beginning.
Solar hardware can be purchased OR
you can lease your property to an energy developer.
A home system represents a significant outlay, however, many financial institutions in Ontario have favorable loan repayment rates for home owners who want to participate.
Installing thermal water heating can save up to 80% of cost required to produce hot water for your home, even through the winter months.
Photovoltaic (PV) panels
Thermal panels (for water heating) if applicable
Electrical cabling or piping
Metering and monitoring Equipment
With 4.5 hours of sun per day, a 1 kW PV system has the potential to produce 4.5 kWh of power per day, (135kW per 30 day month) less power lost during the conversion from DC to AC power.