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News » London Solar News » November 2013

November 2013

Volume IV, Issue 4

In this issue

- Welcome

- FIT update

- Upcoming events

- Social networking

It seems like 2013 just started, yet here we are mere weeks before the end of the year. Hope you're braced for the upcoming festive season!

In this November 2013 edition of London Solar News™ – brought to you by SunTap Technologies – we introduce an update on the FIT program and have a list of interesting events.

Thank you for reading, and always feel free to send us an e-mail with any comments or questions to solar@suntaptechnologies.com. If you enjoyed this newsletter, forward it to your friends! You can also read our newsletter online.

Sunny regards,

The SunTap team

 


FIT update

The Feed-In Tariff (FIT) program recently re-launched into its third iteration (AKA "version 3.0") with a new price schedule, guaranteeing the rates until December 31, 2014:

Type of solar System size FIT price (¢/kWh)
rooftop PV ≤ 10 kW 39.6
> 10 kW ≤ 100 kW 34.5
> 100 kW ≤ 500 kW 32.9
groundmount PV ≤ 10 kW 29.1
> 10 kW ≤ 500 kW 28.8

Solar electricity with the microFIT program is currently one of the best investments you can make to your property, netting up to 14% return with a guaranteed 20-year contract. By feeding all of the electricity generated into the public utility grid, you are powering your neighbourhood with energy from the sun - and the hydro company pays you to do it!

A typical 10 kW system in Southwestern Ontario generates 13 000 kWh of electricity in a year, making about $5 000 for the system owner per year, giving a return on investment of over 14%.

By turning your roof into an investment, you are effectively adding a tenant who lives on your roof, never misses a monthly payment, and makes no noise. Contact us for more information.

A solar electric PV system under the microFIT program is an excellent investment.

 


Upcoming events

Secondary School Environmental Symposium - November 21, 2013 - Four Points Sheraton

Thames Valley District School Board hosted their Secondary School Environmental Symposium: Growing Environmental Students Outdoors and Beyond on November 21st at the Four Points Sheraton. The day was set up to provide secondary students and teachers the opportunity to listen, learn, and interact in workshops full of environmental ideas, and hands-on experiences.

SunTap Technologies was on hand with samples of solar equipment to inform students and teachers about the environmental benefits of utilising solar energy, and how exactly solar power works. It was great talking to so many engaged and interested students!

Students and teachers at the 2013 Secondary School Environmental Symposium.

 



UPCOMING EVENT: Fanshawe College Christmas EcoFair
When:
Thursday, November 28, 2013 @ 10:00 AM (10h00)
Where: F Building, Fanshawe College, London, Ontario

Fanshawe College will host their Christmas EcoFair on Thursday, November 28th at the in the F Building of the main campus (click for map). All of the vendors will have products that are eco-friendly in nature, and SunTap Technologies will be selling our high-quality solar lights on site.

SunTap Technologies is offering solar lights to help you save on energy costs and still have illumination at night.

 


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