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Finding your Solar Solution. Toronto Atmospheric Fund – TowerWise Renewable Seminar February 4 th , 2010. The Canadian Solar Industries Association (“CanSIA”). National Trade Association that represents over 500 + solar organizations in Canada Mission and strategic objectives

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Finding your Solar

Solution

Toronto Atmospheric Fund – TowerWise Renewable Seminar

February 4th, 2010

the canadian solar industries association cansia
The Canadian Solar Industries Association (“CanSIA”)
  • National Trade Association that represents over
      • 500 + solar organizations in Canada
  • Mission and strategic objectives
      • Strengthen the Canadian solar industry;
      • Develop and expand solar markets;
      • Remove market barriers;
      • Strengthen labour force training and expertise; and,
      • Improve awareness and understanding across Canada and globally.
solar technologies many flexible options
Solar Technologies- Many flexible Options
  • Solar Photovoltaics (“PV”)
    • Generates electrical power
    • Multi-crystalline / thin film / BIPV
    • Roofs, walls, ground mounted poles, etc.
  • Solar Hot Water Heating
    • Generates hot water / space heating
    • Flat plat panels / evacuated tubes
  • Solar Air Heating
    • Generates heat
    • Perforated metal cladding
    • Combi-systems (i.e. PV) now available
solar thermal industry
Solar Thermal Industry
  • Approx. 100% growth in 2008
  • Federal Incentives ended 2007 / reinstated 2008
  • Federal Residential Pilot Projects starting in 2009
  • » 2009 (Est.) 25 – 50% growth
solar thermal incentives support
Solar ThermalIncentives & Support
  • Federal Incentives
    • ecoEnergy Renewable Heat Program (Commercial/Industrial)
      • Water and Air
      • Eligible funding rebate: Up to $400,000 (approx. 20% of project cost)
    • ecoEnergy Retrofit Incentive for Building
      • Commercial/Industrial Buildings
      • Eligible funding rebate: Up to $50,000/project ($250,000/organization)
  • Ontario Solar Thermal Heating Initiative (OSTHI)
    • Matches Federal ecoEnergy Renewable Heat Program
      • Water and Air
      • Eligible funding rebate: Up to an additional $400,000
      • Additional Provincial Support
    • Ontario Solar Thermal Task Force (Report on MEI Website)
solar economics for buildings solar hot water
Solar Economics for Buildings- Solar Hot Water
  • General Information
    • Approx. M² costs
      • New Construction: $1,100 /M²
      • Retrofit: $1,900 / M²
    • Approx. ROI: 5 – 15%
    • Both Fed. and Prov.
    • incentives can cover
    • up to 50% of costs
    • Energy savings depends on what energy source is being displaced.
    • Approx. reduces 30 – 50% of heating fuel cost associated with hot water heating
solar economics for buildings solar air heating
Solar Economics for Buildings- Solar Air Heating
  • General Information
    • Efficient and cost
    • effective technology
    • Approx. Break Even
      • New construction ( 0-3 Yrs)
      • Retrofit (3 – 6 Yrs)
    • 30 – 40 year life span
    • Approx. Reduces 30 – 50%
    • of heating fuel demand
solar pv industry 6 year annual growth 35
Solar PV Industry6 Year Annual Growth=35%

» 2009 (Est.): 50+ MW installed (Ontario)

solar pv incentives and support
Solar PV Incentives and Support
  • Ontario Green Energy Act
  • Ontario Feed in Tariff (“FIT”) Program
    • Launched Oct. 1, 2009
    • 20 year contract terms
  • Multi-tiered solar PV tariffs
    • 10 kW: 80.2 cents/kWh
    • 10 – 250 kW: 71.3 cents/kWh
    • 250 – 500 kW: 63.5 cents/kWh
    • > 500 kW: 53.9 cents/kWh
    • Large scale ground: 44.3 cents/kWh
ontario challenges going forward
Ontario…Challenges Going Forward
  • Ongoing Stability
    • Sending the right signal to the marketplace
    • Continuous monitoring and program improvements
  • Domestic Content Requirements
    • FIT Program: Start at 50% & increase to 60% Jan. 2011
  • Developing Industry Capacity
    • New entrants to the solar PV markets
    • CanSIA developing Installer Certification Program (NABCEP)
    • Best Practises (for building owners, consumers, municipalities, etc.)
solar economics for buildings solar pv
Solar Economics for Buildings- Solar PV
  • General Information
    • Capital Cost: $6000 - $9,000 / kW
    • Simple break even: 7 – 10 yrs
    • ROI: 10% - 15%
    • Financing Options
      • Up front capital investment
      • Leasing Rooftop Area
        • Benefits to building owners;
          • No upfront costs
          • No financial risk
          • No maintenance responsibilities
          • Option for guarantee supply of solar sourced electricity
        • Payment Methods;
          • Per Sq Ft (Approx. 30 cents annually)
          • Percentage of annual electricity revenues (Approx. 5 – 10%)
          • Guaranteed electricity rate (lower than current bill)
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Building Criteria

  • Access to sunlight (rooftop/walls)
  • Space (rooftop/walls)
    • i.e. PV 250 kW: 70,000 sq ft
    • i.e. PV 500 kW: 140,000 sq ft
  • Strong structural support
    • Roof: At least 20 year life span
  • Large hot water usage / storage space
    • Heated pools, showers, car wash, etc.
  • Remember!!!
  • Solar has a number of flexible options
  • Solar PV, Solar Hot Water, Solar Air Heating
selecting solar partners
Selecting Solar Partners
  • Beware of “fly by nighters”
  • Contact multiple companies
  • Partner Qualifications
    • Project development experience
    • Commercial insurance
    • Credible business partners
      • (i.e. proven financial capabilities, etc.)
    • Properly licensed sub-contractors
    • Warranty / continuous service
    • Testimonials / Project site visits
    • Follows safety standards
selecting solar partners1
SelectingSolar Partners
  • More information
    • CanSIA Website
      • www.cansia.ca
    • CanSIA Online Industry Directory
      • www.cansia.ca/membership/member-directory
    • CanSIA Industry Leaders
      • www.cansia.ca/membership/industry-leaders
solar canada 2010 cansia solar conference and tradeshow
Solar Canada 2010CanSIA Solar Conference and Tradeshow

Join us!!

Metro Toronto Convention Center

December 6-7

Toronto, Ontario, Canada

www.cansia.ca

contact information
Contact Information

Wes Johnston

Director of Policy and Research

[email protected]

1-866-522-6742 ext. 224

www.cansia.ca

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