Rebecca Francis
Sustainability Coordinator
37 Main Street East
Huntsville, ON
P1H 1A1

Phone: 705-789-1751 ext. 2366
Fax: 705-788-5153

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Email Rebecca

Solar Panels on top of Town Hall

Solar Panels

In 2013, the Town of Huntsville was successful in securing contracts with the Ontario Power Authority (now the IESO) to sell power back to the grid generated from solar panels on 6 Town-owned buildings.

The selected contractor, Greenside Electric, completed construction and all systems are connected to the grid as of early February 2014. The 6 buildings that have 10kW solar photo voltaic systems are: Civic Centre, Huntsville Public Library, Madill Yard, Huntsville Fire Hall, Port Sydney Fire Hall, and Port Sydney Community Hall. The Town of Huntsville is paid $0.549 for every kW of energy we generate.

View live solar energy generation!Solar-Log by Solare Datensysteme GmbH logo

Anyone can view the energy being generated in real-time at each site. Follow these steps:

    • Go to http://home.solarlog-web.ca/690.html
    • On the left-hand menu, there are 6 sites listed under the heading Zip Code P. Four of these sites are Town of Huntsville Sites: Civic Centre, Huntsville Fire Hall, Huntsville Public Library, Madill Yard.
    • Click on any one of the names. A title page for that site will appear giving the system specs and current power.
    • In the left-hand menu, Click on any one of the building names. Subsequently, 2 drop-down menu items will appear:
      • Graphics: shows daily production and you can toggle between time periods (daily, monthly, annually) and show the different inverters on sites with more than one
      • Events: this is the activity log from the system
    • Use the left-hand menu to toggle between sites.

    Please note: The two Port Sydney sites are not currently available on the Solar-Log website as internet is not available on-site. Staff are exploring possibilities for internet at these sites. In the meantime, these solar systems will be monitored locally.


    Quarterly Summary of Data

    In the next section titled Documents is a quarterly summary of energy generation (kWh), revenues ($), and carbon dioxide (CO2) avoided. These numbers are for all 6 sites combined. To view individual site data, follow the instructions in the above section.

    The Town of Huntsville sells the energy we generate back to the grid at a rate of $0.549 per kWh.

    Quarterly Summary of Data Documents

    + data includes only 4 of 6 sites (no data for Port Sydney Fire Hall or Port Sydney Community Hall)

    Who to Contact

    Canada Summit Centre
    Pete Kingshot
    Facilities Manager

    Phone: (705) 789-6421 ext. 3029
    In Person: 20 Park Drive
    Email Pete