Frequently Asked Questions

Is now the right time to go solar?
Yes it is—as the popularity of solar energy grows, there will be more applicants and the technology will become more commonplace. While this is an excellent development for the environment and the future of the community, the rates paid through the program will decrease. The Ontario government already reduces the rate paid through the MicroFIT program every year, and the energy capacity on the grid is rapidly decreasing with every OPA application. Take advantage of the opportunity to participate in the MicroFIT program and reap the rewards for many years to come.
How much does a solar power system cost?
The cost of each solar PV system differs based on several factors: the size of the system, type of system, layout and LDC connection costs. Here at Power Vector, every system is custom designed to suit your particular needs. We encourage you to contact one of our advisors to get a better estimate as to what is best suited for your property.

If you choose to finance this project, rest assured that you will always be cash flow positive (generating income) due to the steady nature of monthly income generated from the solar panels. Banks will gladly assist you in purchasing a solar power system due to its reliability as a secured investment with clear cash flow projections in the supplied proposal.

Do you offer financing?
Power Vector can and would be happy to arrange financing through our financial partners on your behalf. However, we would recommend you consulting your current or preferred financial institutions first. Any banking institution you already deal with will have a credit profile on file that will speed up the process considerably, and they will also likely be able to offer the best possible interest rate.
What kind of maintenance is required?
Solar PV systems require little to no maintenance due to a lack of moving parts. Power Vector uses only the best equipment possible to ensure maximum durability—our panels are self–cleaning, made possible by the use of tempered glass with Teflon coating, making any dust accumulated with be washed away by rain. Our product also includes an advanced monitoring system to ensure that if anything does go wrong, our team will be alerted online and be able to quickly diagnose and solve any problems.
Is there enough sun in Ontario?
Absolutely. Ontario is considered an excellent site for solar due to its abundant amount of annual solar radiation; in fact, leading solar adopters such as Germany and Japan receive less sunlight than Ontario. This is the reason behind why some international solar companies have taken steps to build large–scale solar farms within the province.
How solar panels affect my roof? Is it strong enough to support PV system?
Solar panels will actually increase the longevity of your roof by protecting it from UV Rays and wear and tear, as well as improve the insulation properties of the home. Before any contract is signed, our team will make sure that all permits (OPA approval, LDC connection permit, electrical permit and building permit) are accounted for, free of charge. The building permit comes with engineering approval, which will ensure that the roof is suitable and strong enough to support the additional load created by the solar panels.
Why us?
We care about our customers, quality of our work, and the environment. Our solar modules are only the best quality, local Ontario made, with 25 year power guarantee. Our solar systems are designed for our customers to profit from maximum output. Our installers are certified specialists and you will get a professional and dependable electrical installation. Not only that, we will also price match any written competitor quote.`
What if I sell my property?
If you choose to sell your property, the MicroFIT equipment and contract will be transferred to the new homeowner. While you cannot move microFIT contract to another property, the benefits of solar makes your property a more attractive prospect than houses without. Houses with solar have a 2–5% premium in property value over homes without a solar system installed, and the prospect of a steady income created by the solar panels is a strong selling point for many prospective buyers.
What happens after 20 years of MicroFIT contract?
At the conclusion of the 20–year MicroFIT contract, solar system owners have the option to either re–sign a new contract with the OPA, or to convert the solar system for personal use.
What size of the system do I need?
For maximum efficiency of the MicroFIT program we would recommend you to install solar panels on as much as your property can fit. The maximum size allowed under the MicroFIT program is 10kW or 40 solar panels.

For Net Metering, the size of the system depends on your current overage hydro bill; there are no limitations in size for the Net Metering system.

Where do I Start?
If you are interested in purchasing and installing a solar power system for your property, click here to schedule an appointment so we can give you more precise details about the available options and possibilities. This free, no obligation assessment will provide details on the solar potential of your property, estimate profit for the next 20 years, and many other pieces of information that can be vital to your decision making. If you want to continue, we will take care of all permits and paperwork to ensure a quick and stress–free process. We want our customers to make an informed decision that’s best for their future.