What you should know

It is important to be aware of your responsibilities as a participant in this program. These include, but are not limited to:

  • researching available products and offers to find the best renewable energy system for you
  • purchasing and installing your renewable energy system
  • meeting all applicable safety standards, including arranging and paying for inspection of your project by the Electrical Safety Authority
  • obtaining permits and other approvals, including municipal building permits if required
  • working with your local electricity distribution company to connect your project to the electricity grid and paying for all connection-related costs
  • paying your local distribution company for account charges and metering fees
  • paying for any associated insurance costs, as well as professional fees for legal and tax advice
  • meeting the domestic content rules set by the Ontario government:
    • microFIT projects for solar PV must achieve a minimum required domestic content level of 22 percent for crystalline silicon PV technology, 28 percent for thin‐film PV technology, and 19 percent for concentrated PV technology. You are strongly encouraged to review the microFIT Rules and Contract for further details. See the related program documents.

The OPA has prepared a helpful checklist of questions to ask that you may find useful when you are developing your microFIT project. These questions will help you to make informed decisions before you invest in your microFIT project.

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