At Haliburton Solar and Wind we believe in empowerment. We have compiled a significant library of resources for you to learn more about solar power, wind power, water power, and alternative energy options in Ontario. You can learn a little here so that you are enabled to contribute to the process of your energy independence. After all, you will become your own utility, independent from the grid, and free to manage your own energy!

Zielke 008

Solar Energy

Photovoltaic (PV) modules make electricity from sunlight and are marvellously simple, effective, and durable. They sit in the sun and, with no moving parts, can run your appliances, charge your batteries, or make energy for the utility grid! It’s difficult to find a product that combines the longevity and productivity of PV modules. When you buy them, you’re buying 40-plus years of electricity for a one-time cost. A PV array is the energy collector—the solar “generator.”

Is solar power right for you? Read the Solar Systems Simplified PDF or contact us for a consultation today.

The PDF explains the basic components and configurations for the four most common system options in solar electricity:

– PV-Direct
– Stand-alone (off-grid)
– Grid-tied with battery backup
– Batteryless grid-tied

Specific systems will vary—and not all equipment is necessary for every system type.

Interested in solar power? Contact us for a free consultation today.

small wind turbine

Wind-Electric Systems

Most of us love to watch wind turbines spin. However, these systems are also the most complicated, and thus expensive, to install.

Is wind power right for you? Read through the Wind-Electric System PDF, or contact us for a consultation today.

stream haliburton ontario

Microhydro-electric System

If you have a suitable site, harnessing the hydro energy in a stream or creek can be the most cost-effective way to make renewable electricity. Compared to the sun and wind’s variability, a stream’s flow is relatively consistent, making microhydro-electric system output the most predictable of all the renewable energy (RE) electrical systems.

Hydro resources are also the most site-specific, since your property must have a usable water source. If you are one of the lucky few with a stream running down your hillside, it’s the resource to assess first!

Is water power right for you? Read through the Water Power Simplified PDF or contact us for a consultation today.