October 19, 2012: As we approach the 3rd anniversary of Ontario’s “Feed-in-Tariff”, we just passed an anniversary that probably isn’t on our minds. Oct. 14th was the anniversary of Hermann Scheer’s death. Scheer was known by many names in the theme of “solar king” or the “sun god”. But in Ontario, we can think of him as the […]

October 11, 2012: We are often asked “will my solar panels stand up to hail?” The answer is YES.  A solar module or panel that is installed properly and tilted to face South should never break from hail.  Up until a couple weeks ago we would tell people, “we’ve never seen a solar module (panel) being damaged from […]

February 10, 2012: In a previous blog post I offered some advice on what makes a house suitable for solar.  One of the factors was the orientation of the roof to south, which I’ll delve deeper into here. The maximum energy production comes when the sun’s rays are perpendicular to a solar panel (solar module). This is sometimes […]