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.
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.
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.
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.