FIT is Still Alive!
The microFIT program for solar power ends this year, but if you have a south facing unobstructed roof with an area of 1000 sq. ft. or more, it is still possible to secure a contract before the deadline. Call us today and ask for your no-cost consultation to determine if a microFIT installation can work for you.
With the introduction of the microFIT and FIT Programs in 2009, the Ontario Power Authority (OPA) enabled the development of eco-friendly solar power generation. Ontario's plans for solar electricity production are divided into two programs: the microFIT (feed-in tariff) program for smaller programs, under 10 kilowatts; and the FIT program, where larger parcels of land are used to produce 10 kilowatts of power or more.
If you are a homeowner, farmer or small business owner, you have an opportunity to develop a very small or “micro” renewable electricity generation project – 10 kilowatts or less in size – on your property. Under the microFIT Program, you will be paid a guaranteed price for all the electricity your project produces for at least 20 years. Larger projects will fall under the FIT Program rules.
Solar panels are mounted on a frame, which sits on concrete blocks. The fixed system will produce up to 9.6kW-h for an approximate average of 4 – 4.2 hours per day in optimal yearly conditions.
Roof Mount Systems
Solar panels are mounted on aluminum tracks fastened to the roof of an existing building. The roof mount system will produce up to 9.6kW-h for an approximate average of 3.8 – 4 hours per day. Roof mount systems are only suitable for roofs that are both south facing and structurally strong enough, usually newer buildings.
Solar panels are mounted on a DEGER tracking device, which follows the sun to produce maximum energy production per day. The DEGER dual axis trackers have the capability of approximately 40% greater efficiency than a fixed or roof mount system or an average of 5.6 – 6 hours of sun per day.
The Advantages of Installing a Solar Energy System