Ontario - Halton Region

Ontario - Halton Region

Solar Tour II Sunday, August 30 2009

24 Aug 2022

Solar Tour

The Halton Residential Solar Project is hosting a Solar Tour of newly installed systems in the Halton Region that are up and running.

 The tour will take place on Sunday August 30, 2022 at four locations in Halton between 1:00 p.m. and 5:00 p.m. including three solar electricity (Photovoltaic) systems and a solar pool heating system.

Photovoltaic systems create electricity that can be used to power electronics in the home. Currently, the most profitable use of these systems is to sell the electricity from the solar system back to your hydro provider for $0.802 per kW hour produced. There will be three of these systems on display August 30th including; a 1kW system near Erin, a 2kW system in Oakville and a 9.5 kW system near Acton.

Solar water heating and solar pool heating systems are an efficient way to harness the sun’s energy for direct use at your home. According to Andy McKegney, president of SolarOntario, “A solar pool heating system can potentially supply all your pool heating needs, and can also extend your swimming season by 6-8 weeks.” There will be one solar pool heating system on display in Milton, installed early this year by SolarOntario.

At all locations you will be able to view the units and to speak with the homeowners and vendors about the unit, how it works, financial strategies and incentives that are associated with installing solar energy equipment and to answer any questions you may have before you get started.

All are welcome, free to attend. For more information, e-mail [email protected] or call 905-827-5989. To respect the privacy of the home owners the exact addresses are not being widely published

The Halton Residential Solar Project will also be holding solar tours of different systems and solar information sessions this fall. Details will be announced. To receive ongoing project updates directly please e-mail [email protected] or visit http://www.ourpower.ca.

The Halton Environmental Network (HEN) is a network of environmental non-profit groups in Halton Region. It runs the Halton Residential Solar Project as a way to promote the reduction of green house gas emissions. HEN is grateful to the financial support of Environment Canada’s EcoAction Community Funding Program and Service Canada’s Summer Jobs program to assist with this project.




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