We've Selected Our Technology to be Compatible & State of the Art
SHOWN BELOW: The 4 Basic Components Of a Typical, Smaller Sized, Off-Grid Setup
• We use the 60 cell NeON® 2 from LG featuring enhanced warranty, durability, performance under real environment, and aesthetic design suitable for roofs.
• The rear of the cell contributes to generation, just like the front; the light beam reflected from the rear of the module is reabsorbed to generate a great amount of additional power.
• Our choice for the controller is Magnum Energy's PT-100 Maximum Power Point Tracker (MPPT).
• Single controller supports a large PV array up to 6600W
• Provides higher than 99% conversion efficiency and uses less than two watts of power in nighttime mode
• Compatible with 12, 24, or 48V battery systems with automatic detection of system voltage
• Integrated PV Ground-Fault Detection and Interruption/ Indication, with pre-fault leakage/ diagnostic metering
• Magnum Energy's MagnaSine MS-PAE Series Pure Sine Wave Inverter/Charger is our pick for your off-grid inverter.
• Rounding our our selections is the Rolls S-550 Flooded Deep Cycle Battery.
How would these components work in my home?
NOTE: The video uses US Currency & Rates • Canada averages about $3 per Watt
Net Metering in Ontario
Renewable Energy is a Vital Part of Ontario’s Electricity Future!
Ontario has opened the electricity market to safe and clean renewable energy.
The net metering program is designed to help you participate in this clean energy future – and to manage your energy costs.
So, if you can generate any portion of your electricity needs through wind, water, solar or agricultural biomass, you need to know more about net metering in Ontario.
What is Net Metering?
Net Metering is a program whereby eligible customers with specific generation facilities can reduce their net energy costs by exporting surplus generated energy back onto the distribution system for credit against the energy they consume from the distribution system, which in turn is the “Net” total from which a customer’s bill is calculated.
Excess generation credits can be carried forward for up to 12 months to offset future electricity costs.
Who is Eligible?
The net metering program was designed for any Ontario customer who generates electricity and meets the following conditions:
• The electricity generated is primarily for the customer’s own use
• The electricity generated is transmitted to the customer’s own consumption point
• The maximum cumulative output of the generator does not exceed 500 kilowatts in size
• The electricity is solely generated from a renewable source or a combination thereof
What Type(s) of generation Qualify?
• Agricultural Bio-Mass
• Combination thereof
How will my bill be calculated?
Customers participating in the Net Metering program will have the net energy charge on their hydro bill adjusted according to the Net Metering Regulation.
Essentially, customers will receive a credit or an adjustment on their monthly bill for the energy exported onto the utility’s grid up to, but not exceeding the value of the energy consumed from the utility’s grid.
If Net Metering customers export more power than they use during a billing period, their excess credit is carried over into their next billing period.
Excess energy credits from successive billing periods can be carried-over up to a maximum of 12 months.
For GST purposes, the supply of energy to the customer and the exporting of energy on to the utility’s grid are considered to be separate supplies.
As a result, the customer will be charged GST based on the gross supply of electricity rather than the net supply.
Frequently Asked Questions
How do solar photovoltaic (PV) panels work?
Solar panels absorb the sun's energy and convert it into direct current (DC) electricity.
The DC electricity is then passed through an inverter to convert it to AC electricity.
The AC electricity can be used in your house or it can be sent to the electric grid.
Do solar panels produce power when the sun isn’t shining?
The amount of power produced is dependent on the amount of sunlight.
They produce slightly less energy when the weather is cloudy, and no energy at night.
What happens if there is snow on solar panels?
If your panels are covered in snow they can’t produce electricity.
Snow generally doesn't cause structural issues since most panels are tilted at an angle and the snow will slide off.
If snow does accumulate, your panels are easy to clean.
Can I go off-grid with solar panels?
It's possible to go off the grid with a solar energy system that includes battery storage.
How much will solar panel maintenance cost?
The durable tempered glass of solar panel systems requires little to no maintenance for the 25 to 35 years that they will generate power.
In most cases, you don’t even need to clean your solar panels regularly.