Solar microFIT & Solar Net-Metering Systems
Delta Energy and our partners have been involved in Ontario's solar industry since the Green Energy Act launched in 2010. Since then we've been involved in projects of all shapes and sizes and have been hands-on with our clients through every step of the way. There is no better time to get connected than now.
We can support you through any phase in your project be it microFIT, net metering or both:
- Solar site assessments - design, quotes
- Application process - IESO (previously known as OPA), permits
- Installation - panel installation and electrical installation
- Supply - solar panels, inverter, racking and monitoring systems
Contact us now to schedule a site assessment and see if your property is suitable for solar. Our site assessment package includes a system design and estimate for your system.
The new microFIT rates have been released!
For more information please refer to the IESO microFIT homepage:
IESO microFIT Program
The microFIT program is currently under review and the application window is scheduled to reopen in early July, 2016. There will be a revision of rates and tiers. For more information please click on the below link:
A few benefits from the IESO (formerly OPA) microFIT program include:
- 20-year contract
- Fixed rate for all power produced from your solar system
- Rate of return of between 13-15%
- Cleanest form of power
- No sound, no maintenance
Many people we talk to often refer to the greater than 50% drop in the FIT rate (feed in tariff rate, the rate that the IESO pays for renewable energy generators) as a reason for not installing a system these days. Although the rate has dropped 50% the cost of installing a turn-key system has dropped more than 50% so the Return on Investment (ROI) is even greater than it was when the program kicked off a few years back. Since the microFIT program started in 2010, equipment pricing (solar panels, inverters, racking, balance of system) has dropped significantly due to economies of scale and production of equipment taking place in Ontario.
Don't hesitate to get your application in and start producing electricity from the sun. Contact us to find out more and get the ball rolling.
What is solar microFIT?
Consider the benefits of generating clean energy from renewable
sources such as the sun, wind, water or bioenergy and selling it for a
guaranteed price with a fair return on your investment. Join thousands
of Ontarians who are already part of the microFIT Program and
contributing to a cleaner environment.
The microFIT Program was launched in 2009 as part of the Ontario government’s efforts to increase renewable energy in the province. The program provides homeowners and other eligible participants with the opportunity to develop a small or “micro” renewable electricity generation project (10 kilowatts (kW) or less in size) on their property.
Under this program, you will be paid a guaranteed price over a 20-year term for all the electricity you produce and deliver to the province’s electricity grid.s
Get paid for the power you produce, with prices that:
- are designed to cover the costs of a typical project
- allow you to earn a reasonable rate of return on your investment over the term of the contract.
Contribute to a healthier environment by:
generating electricity from renewable sources
- being part of the largest climate change initiative in North America.
The microFIT Program is a streamlined program for small renewable energy projects under the umbrella of the Feed-in Tariff (FIT) Program.
What is solar net metering?
Thinking of using a renewable "green" energy technology to generate your own electricity and reduce your monthly costs? Net metering might be the ideal solution for you.
The Net Metering program is available to anyone who generates electricity primarily for their own use from a renewable energy source (wind, water, solar radiation or agricultural biomass) using equipment with a total nameplate rating of 500 kW or less.Net metering allows you to send electricity generated from Renewable Energy Technologies (RETs) to the distribution system for a credit towards your electricity costs. Excess generation credits can be carried forward for up to 11 months, including the 11th month, to offset future electricity costs.
Combining microFIT and Net Metering
If you have enough space to maximize your microFIT system (10 kW) and still have excess space to add more solar panels for generation, adding a net metering system is a fantastic option. You get the best of both worlds - generate a solid ROI of 10-15% (depending on site specifics) from your microFIT system and potentially eliminating your hydro bill.