Frequently asked questions
Why choose solar?
- Switching to solar energy is an affordable way to combat ever-increasing electricity prices. You can make a profit from generating electricity from a clean, renewable resource as well as save money on your electricity bill.
What is the difference between MicroFIT and Net Metering?
The purpose of the Net Metering program is not to sell the generated electricity to the grid, but to offset the property owner’s energy consumption. Furthermore, Net Metering is not limited by an IESO contract, while microFIT ends at the end of the contract. Net Metering also allows for greater energy savings when hydro electricity rates increase.
Should I install ground or roof mounted solar panels?
Here are a few factors to consider when deciding which type of solar panels you want to install:
Aesthetics- Rooftop panels fit seamlessly with your pre-existing rooftop for a more streamlined appearance. Ground mounted systems may be considered unsightly, while others consider them green badges of honour.
Space limitations- Rooftop panels allow you to save yard space for recreational activities, while ground mounted panels are a better fit for those with small roofs or have roofs with too many obstacles in the way (chimneys, vents, antennae, etc.)
Orientation- Rooftop panels work best on south-facing roofs. If your house has a different orientation, ground-mounted panels will allow you to maximize your energy generation potential. However, ground-mounted panels are more restricted by land usage rules.
What brand of solar module or related products do you use?
We are partnered with several tier one manufacturers of solar modules, inverters and racking systems, such as Canadian Solar, Jinko, Sungrow, and APSystems. Original equipment manufacturer (OEM) services are available as well. Wholesale clients are also welcome!
What kind of solar cells do you use?
We use either 156 x 156 mm grade A polycrystalline cells, or 125 x 125 mm or 156 x 156 mm grade A monocrystalline cells.
What is the warrany period for the solar panels?
Currently, our solar module partners offer 25 year warranty for lower than 80% productivity and/or other manufacturer defects.
How are roof repairs or replacements done after solar panels are installed?
We work closely with our clients to carefully plan for and accommodate roof maintenance. In many cases it's possible to temporarily relocate panels to other parts of the roof while maintenance is completed.