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Solar Heating & Solar Electric Specialists


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The professionals at Solar Ontario bring 40+ years of solar product and solar system design experience, along with the practical knowledge from actually having installed, serviced and maintained over 1,000 residential & commercial solar systems in Ontario, to  now provide consulting services for your specific solar energy inquiry.

Solar Ontario has designed and installed solar swimming pool heating systems, solar water heating systems and solar electric systems in Southern Ontario. We have regularly served residential customers in the Greater Toronto Area (GTA) area including; Oakville, Mississauga, Burlington, Hamilton, Dundas, Waterdown, Milton, Georgetown, Brampton, Etobicoke, Vaughn, Toronto and Richmond Hill.

We do provide consulting services on solar systems outside these areas on a case by case basis, and for municipal, commercial & industrial solar systems across the province.

Solar Ontario was established in 2002 and has since designed and installed MicroFIT, off-grid, behind-the-grid PV systems. We have also designed, supplied & installed our highly-efficient indoor pool waste heat recovery systems and over a thousand swimming pool & water solar heating systems.

Ontario Feed-In-Tariff (FIT) Program Update April 5, 2018

   The MicroFIT program is over. Approved MicroFIT systems must be completed and fully signed-off by the LDC within 180 days of being set to "Pending LDC Offer to Connect" or the approval will expire and the contract will not be ratified. The final deadline for MicroFIT systems to be completely finished and signed off by the IESO is June 30th 2018.

Net-metering, often seen as the alternative to the MicroFIT program, is available, but does not provide as quick a return (typically 15 - 20+ year paybacks). The rules under which it operates are under review and will not be clarified until July 2018 at the earliest. Recent rate changes (the 25% drop in rates & limiting electricity cost inflation to the rate of inflation) have significantly increased the payback period for net-metered systems. These systems can only reduce an electrical bill - not generate a (taxable) income from selling electricity the way the MicroFIT program does.

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There is a great deal of misinformation about solar pool heating, solar water heating and solar electric power systems on the internet. Please review our pages if you are looking for accurate & honest information based on over 40 years of in-the-field design, installation & maintenance experience.
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In June 2016 the Ontario Provincial Government announced that it was going to establish a "Green Plan" to help reduce the carbon emissions from vehicles and buildings. Check out our blog entry on the subject for what we think the announcement will lead to. Climate Change Action Plan

In late August 2017 the Ontario Government made another annoucement about the "Climate Change Action Plan". This plan appears to bring forward a couple of new ideas and promote existing electrical energy saving programs. We shall comment further shortly in our blog section. At this time there are no new programs that support solar projects. It will probably be at least another 8 -10 months before any programs announced this Fall will roll out

In late March 2018 the Ontario Government released its new budget. The word "solar" cannot be found anywhere in the document. They have obviously completely abandoned any support for the technology due to the blowback from the badly conceived and executed "FIT" - Feed In Tariff solar electric and wind plan. Support and interest in solar thermal (heating) systems has sustained collateral damage from the Ontario Government's solar electric policy. Solar electric systems also displace very little, if any, greenhouse gases compared to a comparably priced solar heating system. There has never been significant support for solar thermal systems in Ontario (only a few short term, limited demonstration programs in the 1980s).

Burlington Pool Heating System 2016

Above -Solar Pool Heating - Burlington 2016. This solar system raised the pool temperature from 40 to 75 degrees F. in 4 days, mid-April 2016

Below - Solar Pool Heating & Solar Pool Pumping - 2014. Solar Power Too!

PSolar Pool Heating and Solar Pool Pumping 2

Solar Ontario also a great deal of experience with commercial & municipal systems with clients from Windsor to North Bay. Our clients -  for some we have done multiple projects - include; the Regions of Peel and York; the County of Simcoe; the cities of Toronto, Windsor, Burlington, Brampton, Mississauga, Corbourg; the towns of Markham, Mildmay and Teeswater. We have also designed and installed solar heating systems on 2 hospitals,  3 schools and several campgrounds & motels.

Solar Heat & Solar Power

few photos below:

Ruston Campground Grand Bend

Solar Pool Heating @ RusTon Campground, Grand Bend June 2016

MicroFIT and Net Metered system in Pickering

10 KW MicroFIT + 10 KW Net Metered System - Pickering July 2016

Cottage PV system for hot water & power - July 2015 
Cottage PV electric system for hot water & power - July 2015

MicroFIT System In Bobcaygeon
Cottage-based MicroFIT PV system - September 2015

Cedar Beach Resort Main Pool
Campground Solar Pool Heating System 1 - July 2015

Cedar Beach Solar Pool Heating System 2
Campground Solar Pool Heating System 2 - July 2015

Why hire
Solar Ontario? We've been around for 15 years and we take a practical, honest, engineered / technical approach to solar. No solar myths or green-washing hype are pushed here. Also, when we are consulting for the design of a solar system we are not limited to using only one manufacturer - we can choose from among many suppliers and solar panels for the best product for your specific application - unlike our competition who often try to make the one product they carry try and fit every type of application. We serve the residential, commercial, municipal and industrial solar markets throughout Ontario. We make Solar in Ontario work!