Our Solar Array
Windfall Ecology Centre continues its tradition as a leader in sustainability by being amongst the first grid tied solar arrays operating under Ontario's Feed-in-Tariff (FIT) program.
The Sheppard House Solar Panel Array will serve as an example of how residents across the province can take advantage of the benefits of residential solar power generation. Located at the Windfall Centre in Aurora and now fully grid connected, the array consists of nine residential scale panels and have the capacity to generate 2.1 kilowatts (KW) of electricity.
Production is monitored using an online web interface, which gives detailed statistics by hour, day, month and year.
The Green Energy Act and the FIT program have taken another important step in changing the way power is produced in Ontario. Windfall Ecology Centre is excited to be among the first in York Region and Ontario to be connected and feeding electricity into the local grid. We look forward to sharing our experience and helping other individuals and communities get involved in community power generation.
The Ontario Power Authority's (OPA) Feed-in-Tariff (FIT) Program is part of the Green Energy Act's approach to renewable energy in Ontario. It is intended to encourage the development of community based renewable energy projects across the province. Owners of the projects will be paid a fixed price for the electricity they produce, allowing them to not only recover the costs of the projects, but earn a reasonable rate of return on their investment.