Brockville set to become a solar-panel powerhouse
Eastern Ontario is a hot spot for solar power. One reason being the money the province is willing to pay for the environmentally friendly source of energy.
The province pays roughly 80 cents per kilowatt hour created. They sell power to consumers for about 6 to 9 cents, meaning solar power can create a lucrative revenue stream.
Homeowner Jeff Baker says "the revenue is very important, no doubt. It is going to get people's attention because everyone wants to make money."
"I make my own hydro power, not too many people can say that," says Mike Jordan. He is an electrician by trade and has become a solar power worker. Nearly three years ago, he started Upper Canada Solar based in Brockville.
"The concept of receiving a regular pay cheque from Ontario Hydro is pretty appealing to a lot of people...