Will Solar Work
for my Home?
Will solar work for
With over 300 days of sunshine per year, almost any home in
Ontario has the potential for a highly productive photovoltaic
system. However, there are certain aspects that make solar a more
appealing option for homeowners. When considering solar,
homeowners should note that the following circumstances help make
solar an appealing option:
A roof with southern exposure: east
and west facing homes work as well, but a south facing roof will
provide your panels with the longest solar exposure time.
A shade free roof dramatically
improves the production of a solar energy system, so be aware of
trees or buildings which may shade your home.
You can have financial benefit from
Ontario Power Authority OPA @ $0.82 per kW. Up to 10 kW with 20
years purchase contract for solar energy
You can get about $11700 to $12000
per year for 20 years, OPA can buy for 20 years contract.
Will save you $1,750 on utilities in
the first year and over $77,500 during the 25 year warranted
lifetime of the system (assuming we continue to see a 5% annual
escalation in utility rates).
10 kW Solar energy reduces CO2
emission by 28,950 lbs per year.
10 kW solar system takes up about
875 ft2 to 1000 ft2 of roof space
Different sizes solar system for
home available: 3 kW to 10 kW
Financing: Available for 20 years
Your home is located
within the territory of a utility company that offers rebates for
solar installations. Visit our incentives and rebates page to
learn more about the solar rebates in your area.
Power generated from
your solar system is connected to the electric grid and credited
in real time. Any excess power created by the solar system that
you are not using, at that moment, is fed back into the power
grid. As this excess power is “back-fed”, your meter operates in
reverse. Literally your meter spins backward! The power grid is
managed by your local utility company and includes everyone
connected to it. Any power you don’t use is credited back to you
and reduces your bill. Currently residential users are not paid
should you create more than you ultimately use annually.