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Shifting to Net Metering

The Solar Industry in Ontario will shift to net metering on Jan 1, 2018 Since IESO announced the phase out of the FIT and microFIT program, they have been working on updating the rules around net metering. CANSIA (Canadian Solar Industries Association) has been providing input on behalf of their members. Some decisions have already…

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Terawatt Solar

Terawatt Solar and Down-to-Earth Solar join forces to cut costs. In order to offer the lowest possible prices, Down-to-Earth Solar will cooperate with Terawatt to reduce overhead costs. All residential installations will be contracted between the homeowner and Terawatt. Sales and documentation will be handled by Down-to-Earth Solar. Essentially, the change only affects the name on…

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Net Metered Self Consumption

Ontario residential systems will move to Net Metered Self Consumption by 2018. IESO presented a webinar yesterday to update us on the planning that’s going on to cancel the microFIT program and move us into net metering by the latter part of 2017 or 2018. It’s reassuring that microFIT will still be around for 2016 and 2017…

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Micro-inverters vs Central

Micro-inverters are effective and efficient. At Down-to-Earth Solar we have installed numerous Enphase micro-inverter systems which we continue to monitor and maintain. The free on-line monitoring provides excellent graphic displays and the user can drill down to the panel level for trouble shooting or general interest. The appropriate use of the micro-inverter in my opinion…

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