This newly custom built home in Alta Vista Ontario was a perfect match for a rooftop solar system. The Alta Vista’s roof was sloped at an excellent angle, facing almost perfectly south – which in the northern hemisphere is perfect for solar. All 40 solar panels were installed on the south facing section as mentioned, and will help offset 80% of the homes’ annual energy consumption.
As the Alta Vista system was installed a newly built home, the home itself is far more energy efficient than that of the homes in the Alta Vista area. The 13.6-kilowatt solar system will produce 16,575 kilowatt-hours of renewable energy every year. Most of the production will come in the summer and late spring, as shading of this system increases during the winter and fall months.