This home in Brantford, Ontario has 36 high efficiency solar panels installed by The Hayter Group. The panels feature black frames to maintain the aesthetics of the home.
The homeowner contacted The Hayter Group for a free assessment to see if their roof was suitable for a solar array. The Hayter Group assisted in obtaining a 20 year contract from the IESO (Independent Electricity System Operator) under Ontario’s microFIT program.
The passing of the Ontario Green Energy Act and introduction of the FIT (feed-in-tariff) and microFIT program allows Ontario residents to produce their own solar energy and sell it back to the grid at rates designed to cover capital costs and provide a strong rate of return. Under the microFIT program, solar projects under 10kW (approx. 40 panels) are paid a guaranteed rate for all energy produced over a 20-year term.
The homeowner in Brantford has made a sound government-backed investment. They are also producing clean energy that will reduce their carbon footprint.