Are You Fit… for OPA Microfit?
For a long time now I have been interested in solar energy. There is no question that we (as in, all of humanity) must eliminate our dependency on fossil fuels. Emissions resulting from these fuels are killing our environment, and the limited and finite supply make the current system unsustainable from a political and financial perspective, too.
There are clean and renewable alternatives – and fortunately, the Ontario government is getting behind the green energy movement. (No matter how you voted in the recent provincial election, you’ve got to be happy that their Green Energy policies are still in place!)
Two years ago the Ontario government passed the Green Energy Act (GEA) with the purpose of eliminating green house gas emissions, establishing Ontario as a leader in the green energy sector in North America and the creation of jobs for this province. One of the key components of the GEA is solar energy production under the MicroFIT program.
FIT stands for Feed In Tariff because energy produced by these solar installations is fed into the local power grid and the owner is paid a tariff. Micro as the name implies is for small projects of 10KWh capacity of less. MicroFIT projects are ideal for residential homes, farms and churches.
What would be your reason for joining the MicroFIT solar program in Ontario? What might keep you from doing so? Leave your comments below, or you can email me at firstname.lastname@example.org.