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Oakville & Milton Real Estate: Solar Home Tour Sunday August 30th

August 29, 2009

Looking for ways to be greener? Want to trim your hydro bill and save money on your household expenses? This may be just right for you:

TheHalton Residential Solar Project’ is hosting a solar tour of newly installed systems in homes in the Halton Region on Sunday August 30th.

The tour will take place at four locations in Halton between 1-5 p. m. and will include three solar electricity (Photovoltaic) systems and a solar pool heating system.

Photovoltaic systems create electricity that can be used to power electronics in the home. Currently, the most profitable use of these systems is to sell the electricity from the solar system back to your hydro provider for $0.802 per kW hour produced. There will be three of these systems on including; a 1kW system near Erin, a 2kW system in Oakville and a 9.5 kW system near Acton.

There will also be one solar pool heating system on display in Milton, installed early this year by SolarOntario.

According to Andy McKegney, president of SolarOntario, “A solar pool heating system can potentially supply all your pool heating needs, and can also extend your swimming season by 6-8 weeks.”

Tour participants will be able to view the units and to speak with the homeowners and vendors about the unit, how it works, financial strategies and incentives that are associated with installing solar energy equipment and to answer questions.

The tour is free.

For more information, e-mail or call 905-827-5989. To respect the privacy of the home owners the exact addresses are not being widely published.

The Halton Residential Solar Project will also be holding solar tours of different systems and solar information sessions this fall. Details will be announced. To receive ongoing project updates directly e-mail or visit .

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2 Comments leave one →
  1. Chris Allen permalink
    August 31, 2009 4:40 am

    I found a kit that tells you how to build and solar panels and wind turbines Your Self with details less than $ 200. I have not tried it yet, but I researched it on the internet, and he gets a lot of praise


  2. Ryan Chelak permalink
    September 7, 2009 3:55 pm

    Thanks for the link. I'll be the first to admit I have alot to learn about solar energy for the home. Anything we can do to be energy efficient and environmentally friendly is a huge plus – especially with rising energy costs.

    Ryan Chelak – Oakville Realtor

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