Certainly, putting up solar panels on your business in Ontario is a worthwhile investment. It allows you to generate your electricity, meeting your energy needs and lowering your hydro expenses.
Yes, obtaining a permit is typically required for installing solar panels in Ontario. This step ensures compliance with local regulations and safety standards. As part of our comprehensive installation process, SolarUp takes care of permit approvals, providing a hassle-free experience for our clients. This process includes a free consultation, site inspection, project kick-off, obtaining necessary permits, installation, and system turn-on. By handling permit approvals, we ensure that your solar installation is not only environmentally friendly but also adheres to all legal requirements, making the process convenient for you.
Using solar power can notably lower your energy costs, but it doesn’t equate to free electricity. Despite the sun’s abundant and accessible energy, there are expenses linked to installing and upkeeping a solar system. Nevertheless, businesses can still save money and establish a long-term investment by harnessing solar power.
Certainly, solar power functions in winter months. Although solar panels are most efficient in the summer with extended daylight hours, they still generate electricity throughout the winter.
SolarUp conducts a thorough “roof diagnostics analysis” as part of our process. If the analysis reveals the need for repairs or replacement of the roof, we recommend addressing these issues before proceeding with the installation of solar panels. Our team will promptly notify you of any necessary repairs, ensuring that the roof is in optimal condition to support the solar installation.
SolarUp takes care of all government regulations, approvals, and fees. The process is simplified, and we provide explanations for engineering calculations and related contracts. This includes ensuring compliance with Ontario Content Requirements and handling all Grid Connection costs, Hydro, LDC, ESA approvals, and application fees.
On March 28th, the Federal Government introduced the 2023 Budget, featuring an exciting new tax incentive for those transitioning to clean energy technology. The Clean Technology Investment Tax Credit provides a 30% refundable tax credit for eligible projects such as new solar PV systems, batteries, solar heating, and heat pumps. You can claim this incentive for eco-friendly investments made from March 28th until 2034, aligning with the government’s goal to accelerate clean tech investment as Canada targets net zero by 2035.
To qualify, your business must be taxable, invest in specific equipment (Class 43.1 or 43.2), and fulfill upcoming labor requirements.
Companies actively using solar energy often gain a reputation for being socially responsible. Embracing environmental consciousness can enhance your company’s public image and reputation.
Commercial systems are typically sized based on the kWh consumption the building requires annually. Various measuring devices, including satellite imagery, sun tracking tech, and lidar, ensure accurate energy offset calculations and system performance.