I would like to install solar, what are my options?

In Ontario there are four different ways you can use solar.
MicroFIT – This is a program offered by the Ontario government where if you put solar panels on your roof they will guarantee to buy as much power as you produce for the next 20 years at a set rate. The 20 year rate for people who lock in this year is 31.1 for systems under 6kW and 28.8 cents a kWh for systems between 6kW and 10kW. This has been the most popular program for the past 7 years.
Net Metering – This is the simplest program to understand. You generate the power and you use it. Excess power can be stored in the grid for up to 12 months.
Off-Grid – This type of system is used when there is no grid connection available. This is typically used for remote sites.
Grid-interactive Net Zero – This is a hybrid of net-metering and off-grid. It is typically used when the utility will not allow a standard grid-tie system.

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