This report was published in April 2019 by CanSIA and helps consumers to understand how to benefit from generating electricity from solar energy and to become familiar with the installation process from start-to-finish. The topics covered include a description of how solar works, solar photovoltaics, solar thermal, energy storage, solar potential, investment, lease to own, power purchase agreements, community generation, pricing, and choosing a contractor. The report will o be of interest to consumers, electricians, electrical engineers, contractors, and suppliers of solar technology.
Key words: communications, construction controls/sensors, engineering, natural gas, protocols and standards, research and development, smart grid, system integrator, utilities

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