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Looking to get residential solar on your home in Toronto Ontario? GoSolar Toronto is the solar company for you. We specialize in residential solar panel installation and serve the entire GTA.
Solar power systems derive clean, pure energy from the sun. With the impacts of climate change becoming more prominent, renewable clean energy sources, like solar panels, are increasing in popularity. Residential solar panels provide numerous benefits to homeowners including lowering electricity bills, reducing carbon footprints, and increases in property values.
Solar installation is more affordable now than ever. With the multiple solar financing and solar incentives and rebates, the government is working to make solar panels affordable for everyone.
DC Solar System Size (kW) = Average daily energy usage (kWh) / Hours or sun per day (h) * 1.15 efficiency factor
To determine the size of solar system you need, first determine your daily energy kWh usage by adding your years worth of electric utility bills together and dividing it by 365. Next determine how much sun your city gets. Follow the equation above to finally determine the DC solar system size you need.
In Toronto Ontario, the average daily kWh usage is 32.9 kWh (the yearly average is 1,200 kWh). Toronto also averages 5.1 hours of sunlight per day. By applying these numbers to the equation: 32.9kWh / 5.1h * 1.15 = 7.41kW (system size needed).
Physical space required = DC Solar system size (kW) / Size of panel (in kW) * Physical size of panel (in sqft)
The average size of solar panels in Ontario is around 18 sqft and produces approximately 300watts of power (0.3kW). Traditionally, solar panels are installed on the roof, but they can also be installed on your yard if you have space. Using the same data from the calculation above, the amount of space needed for an average residential solar panel system is: 7.41kW / 0.3kW * 18sqft = 444.6sqft (space needed to support your home's solar system).
Net metering is a billing mechanism that gives credits to solar system owners for electricity they add to the grid. In simplest form, net metering is when a customer generates their own solar electricity during the day, use what they need to meet the requirements of the home (or other type of building), inject the rest into the electricity grid for credits, and then later consume energy from the grid (using their credits) when their solar is unavailable. If a homeowner generates more than they use in a month, they will receive a credit to apply against next month’s bill. If the solar system generates less than the homeowner uses, they will see a charge on their bill. Not all provinces have this and it saves homeowners lots of money, so take advantages while you can!
You can apply for the Net Metering program if you’re a Toronto Hydro customer and meet the following conditions:
One of the major selling features of solar is the ability to cut down or eliminate electricity costs. When determining how much a household can save on bills, it comes down to several factors such as the size and angle of your rooftop. However, the largest contributing factor is the local electricity rates. By switching to solar, the average Ontario homeowner can save up to 50% or more on electricity spending (this adds up to $1,000’s of dollars).
If you want to calculate an estimate of how much you can save, you need to first look at how much you are currently spending on electricity in a year (keep in mind electricity rates increase yearly). Solar panels are an up-front investment but require little to no maintenance after installation.
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