Solar Panel System and Installation
Our Solar modules and system solutions combine superior quality with market-leading cost structures. And our solar projects consistently achieve the highest production values and returns on investment.
More and more residential and commercial buildings are generating their own solar energy, and in the process reducing their environmental impact, gaining control over their energy bills, gaining a safeguard against outages, and having the flexibility to live off-grid.
What are the benefits of solar energy?
Installing solar panels on your home can yield several benefits. Examples include switching to clean energy source, lessening your dependence on fossil fuels, and energy independence from your utility company. we may effectively produce a more reliable and environmentally friendly source of energy. Thus, reducing the province’s carbon emissions output, while simultaneously contributing towards Canada’s greener energy goals.
With the amount of rebates, tax credits and incentives being offered it is a more attractive savings opportunity for customers than ever before.
- Get up to $5,600 in government grants ( homeowners)
- Protects You Against Rising Electricity Costs
- Sell Excess Power to the Utility Company
- Increase your home value by 3- 4%
- Reduce carbon emissions
- Be a part of Green energy efforts
- Longevity and Minimal Maintenance
How does a solar energy system work?
The main components of a solar energy system are the solar panels installed on your roof (ground-mounted solar panels are also used in some cases). These panasonic modules absorb the sun’s energy, storing it in what are known as photovoltaic cells. These cells convert sunlight into direct current (DC) energy, which a microinverter changes into alternate current (AC) electricity. AC electricity is what you need to power your home.
How Does Net metering program work?
Net metering is a billing mechanism that pays solar energy system owners for the electricity they add to the grid. In its simplest form, a net metering customer will generate their own solar electricity during the day, use what it needs to meet the requirements of the home (or other type of building), injects the rest into the electricity grid, and consumes from the grid when the solar is unavailable. The customer is then only billed for their net electricity use. If they generate more than they use in a month, they receive a credit to apply against next month’s bill. If the solar system generates less than the customer uses, they will see a charge on their bill.
Off-Grid Solar systems
An Off-Grid system (or stand-alone) is a type of solar photovoltaic system that operates autonomously, generates power, and supplies it to electrical loads independently of the local utility company. If you own a cottage or live in a remote area in Ontario with no electric poles around, installing an Off-Grid system might be the only way to bring power to you place.
Government Grants, Rebates and Loan for Homeowners
Home Grants & Rebates are playing a key role for homeowners. Among the primary problems when doing a home improvement job is the expense. Luckily, there may be a grant that will assist you to balance out the cost. Lots of government-sponsored home improvement grants offer money to homeowners making updates to their residential or commercial properties.
Some of the major programs that offer home grants and rebates are Canada Greener Homes Grant, Enbridge Home Efficiency Rebate CMHC/GENWORTH Green Home, Toronto Home Energy Loan Program, Click on the links below for more comprehensive details concerning each program and rebate.
Rooftop Solar Panel installation Services
1. Initial Consultation
Upon contacting & booking your initial consultation with the expert technicians at CF LED Lighting, we can provide you with an accurate initial estimate for your system size and your home’s specific energy production capabilities, if we have access to high-quality satellite images directly from our office. Additionally, for a more accurate estimate and economic analysis of your home’s energy
2. Solar site assessment
During this stage, our solar panel installer will visit your property, identify areas or roof segments suitable for solar panel installation (facing South, East, West), determine the exact azimuth and tilt angles of the proposed solar panels array, assess shading from trees or neighboring buildings, and probably take some roof measurements.
3. Solar System Design, Quote and Purchasing Agreement.
Roof measurements are the basis for a reliable engineered design and equipment specifications. This step we will provide a detailed module layout showing you the location of solar panels on your roof. Lists of material and cost, discuss the budget and sign the purchase agreement.
4. Permits and Grid Connection Applications
We will then submit and take care of all the permitting paperwork that is required to move forward with your project. Such as, electrical, building and/or development permits, including the application paperwork needed to connect your system to the utility grid via Net-Metering. You need to apply to connect your energy source to the electricity grid. Our trained application representative will handle all the paper works to save you time and hassle free.
5. Installation of your solar panels system.
If you are planning to have a net metering system in Ontario, you generally have 180 days from the date your local distribution company approves your request to install and connect your solar panel system. A complete setup will include mechanical integration (installation of roof flashings, rails, solar modules, etc.) and electrical connection (wiring of solar panels, strings, array, combiner boxes, wires, inverters, system disconnect, grounding, meter, etc). To ensure your solar system meets all safety codes and up-to-date building standards, only trust skilled, experienced professionals to install your solar panel array.
6. ESA inspection and final connection of your solar system.
An Electrical Safety Authority inspector will visit your property to confirm the solar panel system meets Ontario Electrical Code. This inspection will include the equipment, wiring, conduits, grounding, system disconnect, etc. Once the work receives ESA approval, your local hydro company will install a new two-way meter and connect your system to the
7. Close the building permit and accept your Net Metering Contract.
A municipal building inspector may also schedule a visit to inspect your solar panel installation, review roof connection details and provide a sign-off to close your building permit. Once you have your solar panel system installed and connected, your local utility company will send you a contract to review and accept.
8. DONE! Start receiving payments or credits towards your energy bill
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Please call us on: 905 492 8880 to discuss Solar Panel System solutions and installation.