Investing in solar in Ontario today could be a very lucrative investment at 80.2 cents/kW. At that rate, with a good sized solar PV (photovoltaic) installation on your roof, you could be looking at a return on your investment within ten years or less given the improving efficiencies and cost of the technology. As of October 1, 2009 you can submit your start to the feed-in tariff contracting process. Start now and the system will save your pending information until you are ready to submit.
"Consider the benefits of generating green energy from renewable sources such as the sun, wind, water or bioenergy, and selling it for a guaranteed price. You can be part of Ontario's growing green energy movement, make money and contribute to a cleaner environment.
If you are a homeowner, farmer or small business owner, you have the opportunity to develop a very small or 'micro' renewable electricity generation project (10 kilowatts or less in size) on your property. Under the microFIT Program, you will be paid a guaranteed price for all the electricity your project produces for at least 20 years." - OPA MicroFIT web site
Bottom line is that installing a solar system on your roof offers one of the most important investments you will ever have the opportunity to make. You will make a better than average return on your investment while contributing in many ways to a sustainable future the value of which is beyond measure.
By joining thousands who have already put solar on their roof you become part of a movement that provides hope for our children. It has been estimated that if just 10% of us cover our rooftops with solar we could power the entire country...specifically the United States and Canada (who consume substantially more than European countries per capita). Imagine millions of us, making a reasonable investment of $200/month ($20,000 loan over 10 years) that will double our money in twenty years, while generating electricity without any pollution or fuel costs. While 90% of us want to protect the environment it is my belief that at least 10% of us are willing to invest now to make it happen. That gives me, and should you, a great deal of hope. We can do this.
So, now it is your turn. Let us get started. Here is what I suggest: