Monthly Archives: November 2013

Solar Panel Installation- Perth, Lanark, Balderson & Area

Since Eco Alternative Energy is based in Sharbot Lake, Ontario it would be logical to assume we do many projects close to home!  This 10 kw solar panel installation project was a grid tie project close to the town of … Continue reading

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How much does it cost to install solar panels in Ontario (home /residential)?

If you’ve been considering solar for your home or business, we’re pretty sure you’ve also been thinking about how much it’s going to cost you. We’ll try and narrow the basics down as much as possible here so you have … Continue reading

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Grid Tied vs Off Grid Solar Electric Systems: Which option is better for you?

If you’re wondering which of these two options are better for you, then you’re at the right blog! Let’s face it, we would all like to be off the grid generating our own electricity and telling our local hydro company … Continue reading

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Do Solar Panels Increase the Price of Your Home?

This is a great question and one asked often before making an investment in residential Solar system on the roof of a home. In Ontario, we don’t quite have enough history yet to prove that adding Solar will in fact increase … Continue reading

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Moving after installing solar: What happens to my OPA contract if I move?

Many have asked this very question and we’re happy to explain it. The fate of the OPA contract (Ontario Power Authority) after an owner decides to move is a real concern for a lot of people. Not to worry, because the OPA … Continue reading

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Choosing a Solar Installer: Checklist for choosing a Solar Company in Ontario

Choosing your solar installer can be a big decision and we understand it’s not the simplest one either. With infinite options available just with a simple Google search, the question quickly becomes how do you choose the best one? How … Continue reading

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Solar System Installation: Is it better to do the install yourself? Professional vs DIY

Whether you choose a professional to install your solar system or decide to do it yourself, kudos to you for choosing to go solar and thank you for helping us make Ontario greener! A lot of hobbyists jump at the … Continue reading

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Monocrystalline vs Polycrystalline, Which Solar Panel Is Best?

There’s a great deal of interest about Monocrystalline and Polycrystalline Solar Panels. As such, we decided to do a comparison from your point of view and we will try to avoid using any trade jargon to give you a better … Continue reading

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Solar Energy Systems: What could possibly go wrong?

So, you’re considering investing a rather large chunk of money to have a solar energy system installed at your home with the benefit of receiving a preferred rate for the electricity you generate that will be guaranteed to you for … Continue reading

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How do I know if my home is right for Solar ?

We’ve been doing solar installations for homes for a long time in Ontario. One of the most common questions we are asked by our customers is , “How do I know if my house is a good candidate for solar?” … Continue reading

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