WHY GO SOLAR IN ONTARIO?
Ontario is number 4 of the sunniest places in Canada, and is geographically primed for solar.
RISING UTILITY RATE
Do you know Ontario has the most sophisticated Utility rate structure compared to any other province in Canada? If it was not due to the hydro fair plan placed in 2018, Ontario’s utility rate is would be the highest in Canada. As of November of 2007 peak price is 9.2¢ per kWh and as of November of 2021 peak price is 17¢ per kWh.
The Solar capacity in certain areas is limited and will require a greater cost to connect to the grid in the future. Less than 5% of people will be allowed to connect to the grid given the current state of our infrastructure.
Secure your solar spot on the grid now and save on high connection costs before it is too late.
FEDERAL GREEN HOMES PROGRAM
Canadian homeowners may be eligible for grants up to $5,000 for the purchase and installation of energy efficiency home upgrades. You must be eligible for an EnerGuide home evaluation to access rebates on insulation, window and door replacements, and more
PACE PROGRAM - Ottawa and Guelph
The city of Ottawa is piloting a loan program for up to three years for home energy efficiency retrofits which includes solar panels. This program is designed to support local residents to reduce energy consumption and greenhouse gas emissions. This program offers zero-interest, 20-year loans of up to $125,000 (or 10% of the current value assessment of the home, whichever is less) to cover the cost of going solar. With zero interest, 20-year loans that are tied to the property, not the individual, the Better Homes Ottawa Loan Program makes it easier and more affordable for homeowners to invest in going solar. The minimum loan amount that can be issued to an applicant is $15,000.
PACE Atlantic is working with both the City of Guelph and Our Energy Guelph to roll out a PACE program in the Spring of 2022. PACE provides up to $40,000 in interest-free loans to help assist with the investment capital required to go solar. Details are still being finalized, but when this offer does become available, it will make Guelph one of the most affordable cities in Ontario to go solar.