Haliburton Solar and Wind provides solar and wind energy solutions for their clients who are looking for clean energy alternatives. With a dedicated group of enthusiastic staff they have set their standards of customer satisfaction high and strive to offer the best quality materials for their green energy alternatives, and for their solar and wind system installation service.
By using alternative sources of energy like solar panels and wind turbines you can save a large amount on your electricity bills. Off-grid power sources provide alleviation from provincial hydroelectric costs and allow demand management savings so that customers can be more independent with their home electricity. By using solar and wind energy systems, you can feel good knowing that you are using a clean and renewable energy source, and you are also saving money while doing so.
Alternative sources of energy provide you with the opportunity to use “net metering” to save money. Net metering entails using your generated solar or wind power whenever it is needed… and not only when it is generated. By using this method, you can spread out the use of your alternatively generated electricity, and have access to it at any time, regardless of whether or not there is energy being generated at the moment. This can help maintain your independence from electric companies and save you a lot of money by allowing your solar panels or wind turbines to provide power to you more efficiently.
Surplus power from your energy efficient wind turbine or solar energy system can be sold back into the hydro grid and in some installations can be a substantial revenue generator under current incentive contracts for generating clean power.
Net Metering Program
Participants are allowed to supply self-generated electricity, from renewable sources, to Ontario’s electrical grid in exchange for credits toward their variable energy costs. One (1) credit is equal to one (1) kilowatt-hour (kWh). The value of the electricity supplied to the grid is subtracted from the value of electricity consumed from the grid and the result is the “net” difference.
A net metering system should seek to “net” all variable energy costs to zero; however, the involvement of photovoltaic allow owners the relative ease of choosing the extent of their participation and expanding their system in the future.
Credits are generated when more energy is supplied than consumed in a billing cycle. These credits will be applied against your next bill. If more credits exist than are required, they may be carried forward for up to twelve (12) months.
An effectively designed net metering system should always seek to take advantage of the summer months when the days are longer and the amount of energy which is able to be produced is greater. This ensures that an adequate surplus of credits exist that can be carried forward and applied to the energy usage experienced in the winter months when the days are shorter and the amount of energy which is able to be produced is reduced.
Solar energy is becoming increasingly popular as the world begins to take notice of the burgeoning carbon emission problems that come with burning fossil fuels. More than 100 countries use solar PV with over 100,000,000,000 watts installed. Driven by advances in technology the cost of photovoltaics has declined by over 70% since 2008. With current technology, photovoltaics recoup the energy needed to manufacture them in 1 to 4 years. The immediate and long term benefits of solar are significant.
Wind energy is one of the fastest growing major sources of new electricity around the world. In 2012, global wind energy capacity grew by 19 per cent, with the wind industry installing a record level of 44,711,000 watts of new clean, reliable wind power. Today, there are over 150,000 wind turbines operating around the world in over 90 countries. Wind energy is universally recognized as one of the safest and most environmentally friendly sources of electricity available to us today.
Hydro comes from the Greek word for water. Hydropower is a renewable power source because it relies on the water cycle, which is driven by the sun. It is the most reliable source of energy because it has a steady supply of power - the energy of moving water. Hydroelectric power stations can be set up in almost any size, depending upon the river or stream used to operate them; big enough to power a single home, a small town, or a large city. Hydropower is one of the greenest of green technologies.