Why choose VantageNRG?

We're brokers! We work for you, not the installers, or the distributors. We work to save you the most amount of money and provide you with the system that best compliments the design of your home.

How will I make money from solar?

You make money by selling the electricity generated by your solar system to your local distribution (hydro) company at a guaranteed fix rate for 20 years through the microFIT program.

What exactly is MicroFIT?

The MicroFIT program is a renewable energy initiative launched by the Independent Electricity System Operator (IESO) in 2009, to increase the generation of renewable energy in Ontario. It allows home owners to sell solar energy generated by their homes to the IESO. See our section about the micro-FIT program (under “Residential”) for more details!

Why sell electricity when I could use it?

Currently you are paying an average on-peak rate of $0.180/kWh. Under the microFIT program, IESO will purchase your electricity at $0.294/kWh, and this rate is guaranteed for 20 years by the Ontario government.

How much will I make?

On average, our customers offset 30% of home energy costs annually - some as much as 50%. The net offset of your hydro, over 20 years, will likely exceed $30,000. We work to find you the best potential solar solution for your home to maximize energy savings.

How much does a solar power system cost?

The cost of your solar investment will vary greatly depending on the size of the system and your location. We offer multiple options that will suit your financial needs. Get your free assessment and see what you qualify for.
You can purchase or finance your system – either way you net out ahead!

How does FREE Solar work?

Purchasing a solar system may not fit every household’s financial budget, so we offer you the opportunity to enjoy the government’s incentive without paying a single dollar! The solar system is installed on your roof for free, and you receive a guaranteed upfront payment of up to $3,000 plus annual rebates through our FREE Solar Program!

Does borrowing for a solar system make sense?

We know everybody has a different financial situation. If you choose to finance the system, you will still make a return on investment!
For example, it is possible to arrange for a 15 year mortgage on the solar system. You would only need to pay $2,000 up front, to enjoy more than $1,000 each year for 15 years and enjoy full income for the last 5 years to a total return of $40,000 (based on historical projection on 6.49% interest rate).

What is Co-Investment?

In this plan, customers can choose the investment level that fits their budget best. Home owners can enjoy a guaranteed annual return on investment up to 12% during 20 years and a 100% risk free investment. We will cover all associated expense and risks from engineering, installation, maintenance and insurance liability.

What is Revenue Share?

A long-term teamwork program sharing benefits between Polaron Solartech and our customers continuing throughout the 20 year contract. Customer don’t need to pay a single dollar as PSC finances 100% of your system. From year 1 to 20, the revenue is shared with customers at a 10 percent (fixed rate) of the total Revenue from the Hydro Company on an annual basis. Expected income to client can reach up to $400 per year.

What if I decide to move? Will the panels increase or decrease the value of my home?

The IESO contract is transferable to the new owner. Also, according to National Renewable Energy Lab, homes with solar panels sold 20% faster at approximately 4% higher than the asking price. On a $500,000 home, that's $20,000!

How long does the process take?

If you decided to participate in the micro-FIT program, simply provide us with all the information we need then we will apply on your behalf to participate in the MicroFIT project.
Once approved, we schedule your home for measurements and installation. The whole process will take about 9-13 weeks.

What if the MicroFIT application fails?

Usually the IESO will make the decision within 2 months. Under the rare circumstance that the proposal is rejected, your deposit will be fully refunded.

What if the government cancels or lowers the tariff?

The 20 year contract you sign with the government is guaranteed to remain the same throughout the term of the contract. So even if there are changes, it does not affect your revenue.

Is solar a viable option in cold climates?

Yes! As long as the sun shines, then your climate is a viable place for you to go solar!

What happens to my solar panels when it snows?

Nothing. Our panels use prismatic glass because it allows snow to release faster than traditional glass.

I don’t plan on being in my home for 20 years, why would I add solar?

Regardless of how long you’ll be in your home it always makes sense to go solar for many reasons. Financially, you will be earning money the first month you go solar and every month you are in the home. You’ll also be able to sell your home for more as a result because it is a more energy efficient home. Lastly you’ll be reducing your carbon footprint by not using the dirty energy that the utility companies currently provide. An affect that will not only be felt by you but by your children and grandchildren.

Does my home need to meet any special requirements to install a solar system?

Every home that goes solar needs to be surveyed by one of our trained professionals. During that inspection, they will look at your roof, the electrical system in your home, the frame of your home and lastly how much sun you get on your roof. Most homes will qualify as long they get enough sun. However, sometimes we discover small problems but we will always strive to deliver a solution so you can still enjoy the benefits of going solar at your home.

How reliable are your systems?

Very! We use the highest quality products to insure that your system is always working at its peak performance. Sometimes we do need to service the system to ensure that it is producing the amount of energy it is capable of. We monitor the system and know when that is needed so we will contact you if the occasion ever arises.

What does the insurance cover?

You will get a 25-years manufactures warranty for your solar panel system plus coverage during installation and post installation on equipment. We carry a minimum limit of liability of $3,000,000.

How do I know when my system is producing energy and how much it is producing?

We have a customer portal that you can visit to monitor the production of your system. It shows, in real time, how much energy is being produced so you can rest assured that your system is producing optimally. Talk to your solar consultant or your account manager to receive instructions on how to login today!

What happens when my microFIT contract ends?

You will switch to net metering and start consuming the power generated instead of selling it. Talk to your solar consultant to discuss what options you will have.

Do I need permission from the local utility to connect my solar system to the grid?

Yes. Our team knows and understands the process that is needed to get your solar PV system operating. We will work with you to make sure that all paperwork and permissions have been filed before you go solar.

What will a solar system do to my property taxes?

It will not affect your property taxes.

What is residential net metering?

Net metering measures the quantity of electricity you use against the quantity of electricity you generate. This results in a "net" total from which your bill is calculated.

What if I generate more electricity than I use?

You will receive excess generation credits that can be carried forward for up to 11 months, including the 11th month, to offset future electricity costs. You will not be paid for excess power generated.

What are the benefits of Net metering?

Net metering allows you to lower your electricity costs while protecting the environment. Because you are still connected to Hydro you do not need to purchase expensive batteries or a backup generator or factor these costs into the price of installing your solar PV system.

What are the Solar Panel's Specifications?

Poly Crystalline module (JKM265P-60 25-265 Watt)

KEY QUALITIES:
High Efficiency
-High module conversion (up to 16.19%), through innovative manufacturing technology

Low Light Performance
-Advanced glass and solar cell surface texturing allow for excellent performance in low-light environments

Severe Weather Resilience
-Certified to withstand: wind load (2400 Pascal) and snow load (5400 Pascal)

Durability against extreme environmental conditions
-High salt mist and ammonia resistance certified by TUV NORD

SPECIFICATIONS:
Maximum Power (Pmax) - STC (265 Wp) NOCT (197 Wp)
Maximum Power Voltage (Vmp) - STC (31.4 V) NOCT (29.0 V)
Maximum Power Current (Imp) - STC (8.44 A) NOCT (6.78 A)
Open-circuit Voltage (Voc) - STC (38.6 V) NOCT (35.3 V)
Short-circuit Current (Isc) - STC (9.03 A) NOCT (7.36 A)
Module Efficiency STC =16.19%

What Inverters does VantageNRG use?

Our solar panel systems utilize MICRO-INVERTERS rather than traditional string inverters.

Key Reasons Why:
SAFETY: No high DC voltage, eliminating the risk of personal injuries and fire hazards
PRODUCTIVITY: 90% system efficiency guarantee, with up to 25% more in energy harvesting
RELIABILITY: Longer lifespan than a string inverter
SMART: Module level of monitoring and worldwide system troubleshooting
SIMPLE: Easy to design and install, ability to be adapted anywhere; allows for single cable access.

Our flagship product, the APS YC500A is a grid-tied micro-inverter with:
-Intelligent networking & monitoring systems (ensure maximum efficiency)
-Highly dependable
-Cost effective

In addition to APS’s 25-year Warranty Terms & Conditions, APS has purchased third party product warranty insurance through reputable insurance company Chubb Insurance to “back‐stop” product warranty and give customers ease of mind.


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