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Net Metering

Lock in the price you pay for power and put some sunshine in your bank account!

Net metering is the most efficient grid-connected solar system that can be installed in Ontario. Unlike the previous MicroFIT Program, net metering is not a 20-year contract with the government; it is simply an agreement with your electricity provider. Your current electricity meter is replaced with a bi-directional one and you use the energy you produce, receive credits for any extra power (for up to 12 months) and purchase power if needed. In essence, the public grid acts as your battery storage unit – and at a much lower cost than purchasing your own. The more electricity rates increase, the more you will save. Blackline Power has been a leader in the transition to net metering and we have installed more of these projects than MicroFITs since 2015.

Net metering is not a 20-year contract; it is simply an agreement with your electricity provider. Your current electricity meter is replaced with a bi-directional one and you use the energy you produce, receive credits for any extra power (for up to 11 months) and purchase power if needed. In essence, the public grid acts as your battery storage unit – and at a much lower cost than purchasing your own! Blackline Power will assess your annual electricity usage and design the optimal system for your needs. 

If you have a MicroFIT, you can also have a net metered system, or you can cancel your contract and convert to net metering. We can guide you through both of these processes.

If you have been denied grid-capacity and cannot currently net meter, you can still benefit from solar. Call us for details.

Your solar system should run well for at least 30 years and can easily be transferred to a new house or property owner. Solar is truly the only investment that is completely predictable; it cannot be compared to real estate, stocks, etc. as they can fluctuate wildly – solar does not. Solar insulates you from future electricity price increases for decades and is a great selling asset. All of this will be discussed in further detail once we have investigated your site and situation. We will recommend the best solution based on your electricity usage and budget.