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Upcoming Solar Logix seminars in Hamilton and Ottawa

Solar Logix will continue our effort to educate the province of Ontario about the benefits of solar energy by holding two free solar seminars in May — one in Smithville, Ontario (between Hamilton and Niagara Falls) and another in Manotick, Ontario (a suburb of Ottawa). A team of solar consultants from Solar Logix will gather for a presentation providing information about the OPA microFIT program and our new free solar offer.

Solar Logix will be in Smithville, Ontario at the Pancake House Banquet Hall on 214 West Street from 7 to 9pm on Thursday, May 10th, 2012. An email RSVP to is appreciated to track the anticipated attendance but not required.

Solar Logix will be in Manotick, Ontario at Manotick United Church on 5567 Main St. from 7 to 8pm on Tuesday, May 15th, 2012. An email RSVP can be sent to, but is not required.

Everyone who has an interest in solar energy and learning about the benefits of harnessing the power from the sun is encouraged to attend. Homeowners and farmers interested in a custom solar array system will especially benefit from the Solar Logix seminar.

At the end of each session there will be a question and answer session, and hot and cold beverages (coffee, tea, water) will be provided.

Please contact a Solar Logix solar consultant in Hamilton at 905-664-4713 or in Ottawa at 613-747-8888.

Solar Logix first free solar install is a success!

It didn’t take long for the free solar program to take off. Although the campaign launched only a few weeks ago, Solar Logix has already received a great deal of interest throughout Ontario from people looking to take advantage of free solar.

On April 16th, 2012, Solar Logix put the finishing touches on it’s very first free solar installation in Sault Ste. Marie, ON. It’s the first of many to be installed over the next few months. The proud owners of the rooftop solar array could not be more thrilled with their installation. Solar Logix hopes the 9.468 kW rooftop solar array will further province-wide interest in solar energy and encourage new customers to participate in the program.

With the slogan “Free Solar…we pay you!”, the program offers any homeowner in Ontario a chance to have a fully functional rooftop solar array installed on their home at no cost to them. Solar Logix will pay a $500 sign up bonus and an annual fee for 20 years to homeowners who sign up and have the installation completed. At the end of the 20 year term, the solar array belongs to the homeowner.

To participate in Solar Logix free solar program, fill out the brief application form. If you’re interested in the program but would like to learn more, please click here for a full free solar program outline.

Solar Logix has six locations throughout Ontario: Thunder Bay, Ottawa, Oakville, Sault Ste. Marie, Sudbury and Hamilton. Please contact a solar consultant in your region to learn more about the benefits of having a rooftop solar array installed on your home.

Solar Logix to purchase older microFIT contracts

Many microFIT applications in Ontario have been unable to connect because of grid capacity limitations. While thousands of small projects have been approved and connected, many local hydro providers are currently experiencing technical limitations known as constraints. The most common constraint is the physical limitation of power available in rural service areas, which serves as the location for many project applications. The electrical cables used in rural service areas are thinner, as they were not intended to service a large number of customers; thus, there is a much smaller transfer of electricity. In these areas, the lines are becoming overloaded when more electricity is fed back to the grid than the line was meant to deliver.

Solar Logix – a full service solar provider with six locations across Ontario (Thunder Bay, Ottawa, Oakville, Sault Ste. Marie, Sudbury and Hamilton) – is looking to purchase OPA microFIT contracts, new and old, for solar development. This may be the ideal opportunity for customers that are no longer interested in waiting to have their potential system connected to the grid at a profit.

If you have or had an OPA microFIT contract that you would like to see developed, do not hesitate to call a Solar Logix location near you. Our solar consultants are looking forward to assisting you with all your solar needs.

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Solar Logix raises the bar with free solar campaign

Over the past two years, Solar Logix has grown exponentially. The company has expanded from its one location in Thunder Bay to six locations across Ontario: Thunder Bay, Ottawa, Oakville, Hamilton, Sudbury and Sault Ste. Marie. With the intention to be Ontario’s leading provider of OPA microFIT approved solar arrays in tact, Solar Logix has continually made every effort to keep raising the bar. This time is no different.

For the very first time, Solar Logix is offering free solar arrays to qualifying rooftops in Ontario — completely installed and fully functional. This unique program affords every homeowner in Ontario the opportunity to harness solar energy without having to pay to have it installed. To begin, Solar Logix will pay the qualifying applicant a $500 sign-up bonus once their rooftop is approved and the installation is underway. Once the rooftop solar array is installed, the applicant has the potential to earn between $500 and $1200 annually for 20 years. After the 20 year term, the applicant becomes the owner of a free solar array which can be converted to off-grid use or can be renewed with the OPA if it is available.

If you would like to take advantage of this incredible offer, please click here and fill out the form on the right. If you would like more information about the program, do not hesitate to call a consultant at any of our six locations across Ontario. Our solar consultants are more than happy to help you take advantage of free solar.

Ontario solar leads the way

Ontario continues to be a leading market for solar energy in North America with its comprehensive renewable energy incentive.

In October 2009, the first ever FIT (feed-in-tariff) and microFIT (FIT installations that are under 10kW in size) solar energy programs were launched in Ontario. The program offered customers a unique way to develop clean sources of renewable energy while earning a profit in the process. The feed-in-tariff is a policy to increase the investment in renewable energy technologies by offering long-term (generally 20 year) contracts to producers of solar energy. Typically, any home or property owner in Ontario has the opportunity to benefit from solar energy and take part in the FIT and microFIT programs pending approval from the Ontario Power Authority.

The Feed-in-Tariff program has allowed Canada to build two solar farms, and has set a standard for the future of renewable energy. The solar farm in Sarnia, Ontario is one of the largest of its type in the world. The photovoltaic power plant is bigger than 80 megawatts in size and can power more than 12,000 homes. Not even a year later, the Sault Ste. Marie Solar Park became the second largest photovoltaic plant in Canada at 68 mW.

As of May, 2012, Solar Logix has been proud to have completed over 200 OPA microFIT approved solar array installations across the province of Ontario. A vast majority of these installs have been rooftop solar arrays seen on rooftops all over the province, but Solar Logix has also installed a handful of trackers and ground mount solar arrays for customers with large areas of available land.

Solar Logix has been a positive example of the growth of the solar industry. In just two years, the company has expanded from one office in Thunder Bay, Ontario to six across the province – Ottawa, Oakville, Sudbury, Sault Ste. Marie and Hamilton (Stoney Creek).

Solar Logix installations featured in Thunder Bay’s “Walleye” magazine

The April 2012 issue of Thunder Bay’s “The Walleye” magazine saw a sharp focus on solar energy, and featured several of the Solar Logix installs that were completed in Thunder Bay. The article “On the Grid: Why go solar?” featured “The Homeowner”, “The Business” and “The Church”. Solar Logix are proud to have been the solar installers for the McLean family (The Homeowners) and St. Stephen Martyr Anglican Church (The Church).

Feature #1: The McLean Family
The McLean Family were among the first participants in Thunder Bay to take advantage of Ontario’s microFIT solar program to earn a determined rate per kilowatt hour of solar energy they feed into the province’s power grid. Their Thunder Bay home has been a great revenue earner since they chose to hire Solar Logix to design and install their very own rooftop solar array.

Feature #2: St. Stephen The Martyr Anglican Church
The St. Stephen The Martyr Anglican Church in Thunder Bay was the first church building in Current River, and now is the first in its community to generate solar energy. Click here to view their daily and monthly stats and real time graphs, as well as information on the environmental benefits from the church’s wise choice.

The Walleye is an alternative arts and culture magazine in Thunder Bay, Ontario.

OPA releases their proposed rules for new microFIT program

The Ontario Power Authority has released their proposed rules for the new MicroFIT program. The new rules contain some drastic changes that will affect all applications going forward and all applications that were submited to the OPA as of September 1st, 2011. The OPA is expected to release a concrete set of rules on May 7th, 2012.

Below is an outline of some of the important changes made to the program:

1. If more than one person owns the title to the property on which the project is to be located, the OPA microFIT application MUST go into ALL names of the legal property owners. For example, it can no longer be in just a wife’s name because she may be the lower income holder. In addition, this means that the wife could not be on the application if she is not a legal property owner.

2. Individuals and farmers, as defined in the Eligible Participant Schedule, may only have one microFIT Project and may not have multiple applications active at one time. This is regardless of whether or not the project or application is in respect to separate properties.

3. The OPA will review the microFIT program annually with a cut off date of December 31st of that year. All applications will be subject to new microFIT rules and price as of January 1st of the next year.

4. The OPA is setting up an Annual Procurement Limit which means that applications that exceed this limit will not be able to move forward with their installation that year. At the end of each year (December 31st) all applications that fall outside the Annual Procurement Limit will be terminated and the application will have to be reapplied for.

Click here to read the full OPA microFIT rules booklet.

Solar Logix will be at Geraldton Trade Show

Solar Logix representatives will be at the 23rd Annual Geraldton Trade Show on April 20th and April 21st. Several of our solar professionals can be found at Booth #20 at the follow times:

Friday, April 20th – 5:00 pm to 9 pm
Saturday, April 21st – 10 am – 3 pm

In addition, Solar Logix will be doing two presentations at the following times:

Friday, April 20th – 7:00pm.
Saturday, April 21st – 10:30am

Please come and say hello and talk about the benefits of solar energy with one of the fine Solar Logix representatives!

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