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News » London Solar News » February 2012

February 2012

Volume III, Issue 1

In this issue

- Welcome

- Tax assessments

- Upcoming events

- Green interview

- Social networking

It's time to leap into the sunshine! Welcome to the February 2012 edition of London Solar News™, brought to you by SunTap Technologies. In this leap-day issue, we have an update on the tax assessment policy for renewable energy, list our upcoming events, and share a video interview between Mike Schreiner, leader of the Green Party of Ontario, and Mike Bloxam, co-owner of SunTap Technologies.

Also, a quick reminder that if you have room left in your ecoENERGY rebate, you can still get $1250 back by installing a solar hot-water system by March 31, 2012.

Thank you for reading, and always feel free to send us an e-mail with any comments or questions to If you enjoyed this newsletter, forward it to your friends!

Sunny regards,

Mike and Tim
Founders of SunTap Technologies Inc.

Tax assessments

Government changes property tax assessment policies to encourage renewable energy installations

The Ontario government is supporting property owners who install renewable energy technologies by improving property tax assessment policies for them.

On January 4, Ontario Regulation 282/98 under the Assessment Act was amended to provide greater clarity and introduce new rules governing the property tax treatment of renewable energy installations. The amendments apply to facilities that generate electricity using solar energy, wind energy, or anaerobic digestion of organic matter.

The changes will provide greater clarity by creating additional categories for property tax assessment based on the size and location of energy generation. The move will encourage property owners to continue to install and use renewable energy technologies.

Click the link below to learn more about the changes made to Ontario's property tax assessment policies.

Upcoming events

Spring Home & Garden Show - April 20 to 22, 2012 - Western Fair

If you're looking to improve your indoor or outdoor living space, or just need some ideas on what you can do to your home and garden, the London Spring Home & Garden Show offers hundreds of renovators, contractors, and other services providers all under one roof. SunTap Technologies is exhibiting at the Spring Home & Garden Show, so be sure to drop by our booth and say hello in person! You can find us in the Progress Building at booth #506E.

Green interview

Mike Schreiner, leader of the Green Party of Ontario, took the time to ask Mike Bloxam, co-owner of SunTap, for his opinions on the recent suspension of the FIT program. The program is currently planned to resume in March. (Click to view the video online if it doesn't play below.)


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