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Documents and forms

In order to participate in the Solar H2Ottawa initiative, registration is required. Sustainable Ottawa’s current funding will only cover the first 250 systems. The registration system is used to ensure that we track the number of systems being installed and also to be sure we can follow up with members to determine whether they are happy with their systems.
On-line registration is completed by following this link to our secure section.

Important: It is you – the property owner – who decides what types of upgrades or retrofits you wish to undertake. You are responsible for choosing a contractor and for ensuring that the work is performed properly. It is important that you get a detailed written contract between you and your contractor in order to prevent problems later on. Sustainable Ottawa does not assess the quality of the work performed and is not responsible or liable for warrantying systems or problems that may result for any reason, including faulty equipment or poor installation. see: Follow the links to “Consumer Protection and Your Home” for more information.

Educational Forms and Documents

To get the biggest bang for your buck, it is important that you understand how solar water heating technology works. There are benefits and limitations to every technology – solar is no different. Please take the time to educate yourself and ask as many questions as you need to. Solar H2Ottawa involves a very strong educational component and we want to ensure that you are aware of all aspects before investing in solar technology.

Sustainable Ottawa and Tucker House have developed a number of useful forms to help people determine whether solar water heating is right for them.

How to Go Solar…Hot Water is a simple, six step informational sheet that was developed by Go Solar Ontario, and modified slightly to include the Solar H2Ottawa initiative.

The Solar Self Assessment is an important tool for determining whether or not you as a homeowner should pursue a solar domestic hot water system. Completing the self-assessment is not mandatory, but it is recommended that anyone considering participating in this initiative fill it out as it will make subsequent steps easier.
Additional Informative links for more information on Solar technology.
Go Solar Ontario
Canadian Solar Industries Association (CanSIA)
Canadian Renewable Energy Network (NRCan subsite)
City of Ottawa (To read the City of Ottawa’s requirements for solar domestic hot water systems, please follow this link).
Apricus Solar
CAREarth International