Posts Tagged: Solar

Five Benefits of Combining Solar Panels and EV Charging at Home

Solar Panels + EV Charging

DID YOU KNOW that solar panels can power your EV charger? This means the renewable energy you harness from the sun can be used to not only power your home, but to power your commute, all at the same time! Get started with your FREE Solar Energy Assessment, HERE. In today’s world, where sustainability and… Read more »

Solar Inverters 101

SMA Solar Inverter

Inverters are an integral part of a solar panel system as they are responsible for converting the direct current (DC) electricity generated by the solar panels into the alternating current (AC) electricity that is used in homes and businesses. There are two main types of inverters: string (or centralized) inverters and microinverters. String Inverters A… Read more »

Solar Panels 101

Solar Panels

Solar modules, a.k.a. solar panels are devices that is used to convert sunlight into usable electricity. It is made up of a series of solar cells that are typically made from silicon, along with wiring, a metal frame, and a glass cover. Solar panels are typically three feet wide and six feet tall, and each… Read more »

What is Net Metering?

Net Metering

Net metering is a simple way to save money on your electricity bill by generating your own renewable energy. It allows you to use the electricity generated by your solar panel system, to power your home or business and send any excess electricity back to the grid. This excess electricity is then credited to your… Read more »

5 Benefits of Installing a Battery Back-Up System for Your Solar Panels

No Need for Backup Generator

A battery back-up system for your home can provide several benefits that can help keep your household running smoothly and efficiently, even in the event of a power outage. These systems work by using a battery bank to store electricity, which can then be used to power your home or business in the event of… Read more »

Interest Free up to $40,000

Canada Greener Homes - Loans

Complete major retrofits to your home through an interest-free loan of up to $40,000. The energy savings from your geothermal or solar installation will help pay back your loan! The interest free loans are part of the Canada Greener Homes Initiative. The loan can help you finance eligible products and installations, that are both recommended… Read more »

Hayter Solar Academy

Black Residential Solar Panels - The Hayter Group

Are you considering switching to solar energy for your home or business? Look no further! In this Solar 101 series, we will provide a comprehensive overview of solar panel systems and the equipment needed to harness the power of the sun. But before diving into the specifics, let’s first discuss the history of solar technology…. Read more »

Renewable Energy Investment Tax Credits

Electric Car | Solar Panel

The 2023 Federal Budget was recently announced and is bringing exciting news for the renewable energy industry across Canada. The industry welcomed the introduction of refundable investment tax credits (ITC) for renewable energy and green hydrogen investments, which will boost the competitiveness of Canada’s renewable energy industry. Here at the Hayter Group/Aecon Green Energy Solutions,… Read more »

Do Solar Panels Work in the Wintertime?

Solar Panels in the Winter

Solar energy works by capturing the sun’s energy and turning it into electricity for your home or business. While the sun may not be as strong during the winter months in Canada, solar panels are still able to generate electricity, though at a potentially reduced capacity. During the winter, the days are shorter, and the… Read more »

How To Go Solar

How to go Solar

Congratulations on considering solar energy for your home! Making the switch to solar is a big decision, but it can also be a rewarding one. Here are the steps you’ll need to follow to get started: Step 1: Determine if Solar is Right for You Before diving into shopping for solar panels, it’s important to… Read more »