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I was a great relief to find Generation Solar, after having numerous unpleasant dealings with my initial installer. Their responsiveness and professionalism were top notch. They represented me in dealings with my equipment manufacturer over a warranty issue and produced results that I don't feel I could have on my own. Most importantly, they did what they said they would and kept me informed every step of the way. I would not hesitate recommending Generation Solar and look forward to a continued relationship with them.
I just wanted to let you know how pleased we are with the system you and your team installed. Things have been running great. Checking the inverter for the daily output has been part of my routine, and I enjoy counting the kW. Thanks so much for all the work, professionalism and guidance on this project. You and your team are great.
Wanted you to know that Jackson and Geordie were Amazing and very helpful, hard working in the heat. They did an Awesome job and were very tidy, a hot weather bonus is probably in order though they did say they love working for you.
Again, we very much appreciate your generosity in taking time to help us out. If you ever need testimonials, don't hesitate to contact us, we would contribute high praise of your firm and the competence of both you and JP.
Thanks for your dedication & leading experience.
Yesterday, we had the worst wind storm off the lake we have ever seen here - lots of tree limbs down and an entire tree across the street was uprooted and landed on our neighbour's house. Wind gusts in excess of 100 km, easily. As you know our property gets the unsheltered brunt of wind off the lake, but the solar system was fine. Thanks for making the system secure against high winds!
Communication was key and G.S. was excellent at keeping in touch. I would highly recommend the company. They were prompt and professional. Thank you.
Very helpful people -- excellent service all around!.
Hi Simon, I just wanted to say officially that it was a pleasure having the guys here. They worked steady and were always friendly and pleasant. The job looks great. The alignment on the panels, which I can imagine would be extremely difficult to keep nice and straight, looks great. The wiring, conduit and layout of the inverters and boxes is very neat as well as the stuff on the pole. And they cleaned up after themselves at the end of it all.
Nice job and good bunch of guys too!
They always called ahead and explained what they were doing.
Their accessibility, personability, professionalism, honesty and their ability to complete the work on time with the pressure on. Wish we has more sub trades like this.

Generation Solar is a full service renewable energy contractor. We provide design, supply, installation, and maintenance services. We're a licensed electrical contractor and our staff have years of experience installing and servicing renewable energy systems.

Not all installers and not all installations are the same. The explosion of MicroFIT installations in the years 2010 through 2012 resulted in a lot of contractors entering the market. Unfortunately, many of those contractors are now gone, or are not providing service to their installations.

If your system is underperforming or if you think it's not mechanically or electrically sound, call us and we can perform an inspection and commissioning. Do you have all the documentation for your system? owners manuals, copies of permits and inspection outcomes, OPA documentation.... these are items that some contractors fail to provide to owners. We can help you accumulate this information, information you should have had from the start.

Here's a testimonial for one such clent: "I was a great relief to find Generation Solar, after having numerous unpleasant dealings with my initial installer. Their responsiveness and professionalism were top notch. They represented me in dealings with my equipment manufacturer over a warranty issue and produced results that I don't feel I could have on my own. Most importantly, they did what they said they would and kept me informed every step of the way. I would not hesitate recommending Generation Solar and look forward to a continued relationship with them."

If you're within a roughly 60 minute driving radius of Peterborough, we'd be happy to help. This area includes Peterborough, Kawartha Lakes, Durham, Clarington, Haliburton, Quinte, Havelock, Madoc, Kawartha Highlands, Hastings, Northumberland.... You get the idea, I'm sure.

Call us to learn more.

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Generation Solar is owned by 2 people: JP Pawliw and Simon Boone. You can read about us on this website; just go to About Us and you see a bit about us and what we believe in. Do you want to talk to us? No problem. Just give us a call: 705 741 1700. You can ask to speak to either of us.

We feel it's important that you know who we are and have direct access to us. After all, you're hiring us and counting on us to get the job done right.

Have a look at other solar company websites. Who are you hiring? Who's responsible? Who do you call if you have a question or concern? Many websites don't even have an About Us page. Why not? In this day an age it's getting harder and harder to find authenticity on the web; how can you be confident that information presented on a webpage is authentic if the owner of the site doesn't even identify him or herself?

Of course making a person to person connection with individuals at a large company is tough; there are many many people, roles and staff shift and change, there may be many owners (other companies, even) who aren't involved at all in the daily business of the company.

If you want personal service you have to have a relationship with another person, a person who will listen to your needs and work to address them. You can't have a relationship with a web site or a phone number or even a '24 hour customer support desk'. A relationship with a sales person that ends once a contract is signed, to be passed onto another department, doesn't work either.

So when shopping for a contractor (solar or any other type) consider carefully just who you'll be working with and whether or not you foresee a constructive working relationship with that person. And don't commit to that contractor until you feel good about working with the people.

See also some tips on hiring a contractor.

Here are some customer comments about our people that make us proud:

  • "I just wanted to let you know how pleased we are with the system you and your team installed. Things have been running great. Checking the inverter for the daily output has been part of my routine, and I enjoy counting the kW. Thanks so much for all the work, professionalism and guidance on this project. You and your team are great."
  • "Wanted you to know that Jackson and Geordie were Amazing and very helpful, hard working in the heat. They did an Awesome job and were very tidy, a hot weather bonus is probably in order though they did say they love working for you."
  • "Again, we very much appreciate your generosity in taking time to help us out. If you ever need testimonials, don't hesitate to contact us, we would contribute high praise of your firm and the competence of both you and JP."

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New FIT and MicroFIT price schedule:

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Domestic content requirements have been reduced such that the only requirement is for an Ontario company to do your installation. Naturally, we'd like that to be Generation Solar! As a result of these lower domestic content requirements, system costs have come down, thereby preserving the return on investment at the new price schedule rates.

So give us a call and we can discuss a solar project for your home or business.

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The Kelly Residence is a classic case of perseverance and performance. It's a 9.66kW high efficiency squeeze that started in the Spring of 2009.

Brian and Lynne Kelly first contacted us shortly after the initial microFIT announcement in March 2009. They liked what they were hearing about the Green Energy Act and Feed in Tariffs for solar electricity production. The Kelly's wanted to take part with a 10kW system on the roof of an addition to the family's home. We kept in touch through the turbulent beginnings of the program and regularly sent each other updates when we heard new information.

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I had the roof measurements and knew it was going to be a tight fit for 10kW, but as new modules with different dimensions and efficiencies became available I sized them up for suitability.

When the program officially became available in October 2009, Brian was one of the first to get his contract application in and Generation Solar had become authorized to install the uber efficient and highly coveted Sunpower line of modules. The Sunpower 230W panel was a perfect fit. With its 18.5% module efficiency we were able to hit 9.66kW - a power density of over 180Watts/square metre!

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Brian and Lynne Kelly's contract came through in the spring of 2010. In June, the family was hosting a family re-union weekend with 300 guests. The goal was to get this system connected in time for the re-union.

The Kelly home is beautiful. It's a delightfully crafted old one-room schoolhouse converted to a home in rural Peterborough with very well manicured gardens. Brian warned me, with a fearful husband's smile, that Lynn's gardens were not to be disturbed!

We set to work in May. We used a 51' articulated aerial boom to access the 2nd storey 12:12 pitch steel roof and light feet to minimize our impact on the gardens. We had the complete system up in just over a week. After passing electrical inspection, the connection authorization was issued to the utility. With 2 days to spare before the family re-union weekend the system was connected and commissioned - and not a single guest complained about the gardens!

It has been a great pleasure working with you, the project has gone very smoothly. We are very pleased and we look forward to continuing our relationship with you over the next 20 years as we generate power.
I was a great relief to find Generation Solar, after having numerous unpleasant dealings with my initial installer. Their responsiveness and professionalism were top notch. They represented me in dealings with my equipment manufacturer over a warranty issue and produced results that I don't feel I could have on my own. Most importantly, they did what they said they would and kept me informed every step of the way. I would not hesitate recommending Generation Solar and look forward to a continued relationship with them.
I just wanted to let you know how pleased we are with the system you and your team installed. Things have been running great. Checking the inverter for the daily output has been part of my routine, and I enjoy counting the kW. Thanks so much for all the work, professionalism and guidance on this project. You and your team are great.
Wanted you to know that Jackson and Geordie were Amazing and very helpful, hard working in the heat. They did an Awesome job and were very tidy, a hot weather bonus is probably in order though they did say they love working for you.

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