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Solar net metering systems

* NOTE *
The microFIT program is no longer available and has been replaced by the net metering program

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 solar net metering project:

  • Solar site assessments - design, quotes
  • Application process
  • Installation - panel installation and electrical installation
  • Supply - solar panels, inverter, racking and monitoring systems

Combining existing microFIT systems and net metering systems

Do you already have a microFIT system? If you do you can add a solar net metering system so you'll get the best of both worlds - continue to generate revenue from your microFIT investment AND generate electricity from your net metering system to reduce or eliminate your hydro bill.

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.

Solar Net Metering

What is solar net metering?

Thinking of using a solar 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.

Electricity consumers in Ontario who produce some of their own power from a renewable resource may take advantage of the “net metering” initiative. Net metering allows you to send excess electricity you generate from renewable resources to the distribution system for a credit toward your energy costs. In essence, it’s a “trade” of electricity you supply against electricity you consume.

How does it work? Once you’re connected to the distribution system, your local distribution company will continue to read your meter just as they do now (though they may need to change the meter in order to be able to record the information they need) and then subtract the value of electricity you supply to the grid from the value of what you take from the grid. What you’ll see on your bill is the “net” difference between these two amounts. If you supply more power than what you take from the grid over the billing cycle, you’ll receive a credit toward future energy bills.   The credit can be carried forward for up to 12 months.

Eligibility criteria include, but are not limited to:

  • You must generate electricity primarily for your own use; and
  • The electricity must be generated solely from a renewable resource (wind, water, solar energy or biomass).

Contact us to find out how you can take advantage of Net Metering.