Updated rebates

Long time since this was updated. As of February 2017, the Ontario govt has stated that it prefers net metering to the MicroFIT program for PV installations. Therefore, there will be no new MicroFIT installs after the end of the … Continue reading

Current Government Rebates or Incentives

Solar support in Canada has always been an on again/ off again proposition. While there is a great amount of interest in solar, we know that most of the sales of PV and to a lesser extent solar thermal need … Continue reading

Tankless water heater output

I am constantly finding companies (contractors, not manufacturers) who advertise that the tankless water heater they install will give you 7-8 gpm of hot water when heating from 10C to 50C (122F). Sorry, but this should taken with a grain … Continue reading

Flat solar collectors verses tube collectors

There are a lot of vacuum tube collectors (i.e. solar panels) available on the market these days, and there is definitely a lot of misinformation out there. I shall try to rectify this to some extent. “Vacuum collectors are more … Continue reading

Solar water heater economics

I have about 20 years in the solar business as well as installing high efficiency boilers and floor heating. In the 90s when there was cheap gas and oil, most people who were in the solar business were true believers, … Continue reading