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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

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 works in canada solar resource comparisons

    Solar Works in Canada!Solar Resource Comparisons

    Canada Avg: 1150 kWh/kW


    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)


    Finding your solar solution

    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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