Solar panels. In the last few years they are everywhere all over Ontario. Which is a good thing. The sun shines down millions of watts everyday. In fact the earth absorbs enough energy from the sun in one hour to power the world for a year. 2002 to be specific.
A photovoltaic solar array or solar array is made up of several solar modules or solar panels. These solar panels convert the solar rays that come from the sky into direct current (DC) electricity.
All solar arrays in Ontario consist of several solar modules, one or more DC to alternating current (AC) power converters (also known as inverters), a racking system and electric wiring and interconnections as well as the nuts and bolts to keep the whole thing on the roof.
In Ontario most solar arrays are attached to the roofs of homes and commercial buildings. There are also larger solar arrays called trackers placed in fields.
Most solar arrays are 10 kW.
It’s simple. Find a solar installer near you. Try Paid 4 Power Inc. They’re very nice. The company will put in an application for your property that you want to put solar panels on, be it a house, cottage or barn. Once the Ontario Power Authority approves your application you will be given a contract for 20 years that guarantees that the government of Ontario will pay you between $5000 and $6000 per year for the energy that your solar array produces. Once you have you’re approval the company will come and install your system. Your hydro company will come and install a new meter. You’ll now have two meters, one to measure your energy consumption (yes, you’ll still get a hydro bill) and one to measure how much energy your array generates.
Once the hydro guys get you connected sit back and enjoy the fact that while you’re sun bathing on your deck, you are also making money.