Ontario Green Energy Act

Dec 022010
 
Solar System: Performance, Income, Payback Period

Solar and other renewable energy projects are going strong all over Ontario driven by the province’s Feed-In Tariff program. Businesses, communities, and homes are going green and earning income at the same time. As the FIT program passes its one year mark, I look at some of the experiences accrued so far.

Oct 252010
 
Canada’s Largest Solar Rooftop, Case Study Part Four

The final part of this case study on Canada’s largest solar rooftop focuses on the Ontario Feed-In Tariff program application. We look at how LoyaltyOne got their FIT program approval to become the first solar system to feed electricity into the provincial power grid.

Aug 232010
 
Canada’s Largest Solar Rooftop, Case Study Part Three

Operational since early 2010, the huge 800-panel solar rooftop system costs $1.85 million to build. The third part of this case study focuses on financial details. We look at the startup costs, operating costs, income from the high profile Ontario Feed-In Tariff program, and most importantly, the projected payback period.

Jul 062010
 
Canada’s Largest Solar Rooftop, Case Study Part Two

This is the second part of our case study on Canada’s largest solar rooftop. Located in Mississauga, just outside Toronto, the building’s construction was completed in Fall 2009. The rooftop solar system became operational in early 2010. It is the first system that feed electricity into the provincial power grid under the high profile Ontario Feed-In Tariff program. In this installment, we will look at the details of the system design and installation.

Jun 292010
 
Canada’s Largest Solar Rooftop, Case Study Part One

Canada’s largest solar rooftop became operational in early 2010. Located in Mississauga, just outside Toronto, it is the first system that feeds electricity into the Ontario power grid under the high profile provincial Feed-In Tariff program. This multi-part case study looks at the pioneering system’s design and installation, hardware components, Feed-In Tariff program application, financial analysis, its effect on the corporate culture, and some of the surprises.