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ONT ONLY - microFIT solar panel program: 10-14% return for 20 yrs * FAT LADY HAS SUNG

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Yes -- I believe my Fronius inverter is about 1watt
JWL wrote:
Dec 22nd, 2016 9:27 am
As I understand it, any power the inverters use is from the solar generated power.
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JWL wrote:
Dec 22nd, 2016 9:27 am
As I understand it, any power the inverters use is from the solar generated power.
Every bill I get has between 1 and 3 kWh of consumption billed at $0.103/kWh. My assumption was that was for running the inverter during nighttime, etc. It's SolarEdge if that matters.
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jeremy4 wrote:
Jan 3rd, 2017 10:32 am
Every bill I get has between 1 and 3 kWh of consumption billed at $0.103/kWh. My assumption was that was for running the inverter during nighttime, etc. It's SolarEdge if that matters.
With Fronius, you can turn them off at night.

With this microFIT program, I've become more conscious not just with electricity spending but a whole lot of other spending. It's not easy to make money.
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alanbrenton wrote:
Dec 22nd, 2016 8:50 am
How much electricity do these 10kW set ups with inverters consume? Is it negligible? Thank you.
My 10kW SolarEdge consumption average $5.70 per month.
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For those of you with microFIT systems, what did you generate in 2016? My generation was 12.927MWh for a 10kW system according to data recorded my PVoutput which takes data from the SolarEdge API for my panels. This was my first full calendar year.

For those of you not using PVoutput I would encourage you to check it out. My system is at http://pvoutput.org/aggregate.jsp?id=51414
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JWL wrote:
Jan 10th, 2017 4:47 pm
12.6 MWh here for 2016.
12.1 MWh in 2015.
11.8 MWh in 2014
Hoping to more sunshine this year to offset some carbon taxes.
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I think last year was a particularly good year - on that issue - does anyone know where you can get historical data on solar insolation for Canadian cities so that you can tell if 2016 was a particularly good year? Where was it in the overall distribution? Top 5%? Top 25%?
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wayner9 wrote:
Jan 11th, 2017 9:42 am
I think last year was a particularly good year - on that issue - does anyone know where you can get historical data on solar insolation for Canadian cities so that you can tell if 2016 was a particularly good year? Where was it in the overall distribution? Top 5%? Top 25%?
Not sure how close it is to accurate but this site seems to show that it's on an up-trend since 2008 but overall down from the peak in 1958: http://lasp.colorado.edu/lisird/tsi/historical_tsi.html
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For 10k system, (String Inverter - Fronius)

2016 - 10.50 MWh (system up from April - Dec)
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JWL wrote:
Oct 20th, 2016 12:57 pm
I think you might be making this more complicated than it needs to be.
HERE is the form you need to fill out.
HERE are my instructions on how to fill it out (earlier in this thread, referenced in the OP).
So I got my HST Electronic Filing Information with an Access Code in December but I didn't get my billing until earlier this year. It seems the electronic form is not complete and I will just use the hard copy format and follow your instructions:
http://imgur.com/a/Fj5pc

Edit:
Seems the GST62 form isn't available to file electronically so I'll do the old fashion paper based drop off. :)
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Besides CCA, what other expenses (or the likes) associated with maintenance or repairs have any of you claimed for the microfit? And to what reasonable extent/amount?

Thank you.
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alanbrenton wrote:
Jan 30th, 2017 4:44 pm
Besides CCA, what other expenses (or the likes) associated with maintenance or repairs have any of you claimed for the microfit? And to what reasonable extent/amount?

Thank you.
Only regular expense I have is the incremental home insurance and the small Hydro One monthly connection amount.

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