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Solacity – Canada’s Solar Specialists!

(Rhymes with “capacity”)

Great pricing on solar supplies and other renewable energy goods; solar panels, inverters, batteries, charge controllers, racking etc. We can also help you design your system and give useful installation advice!

Solacity Inc. is a Canadian distributor and retailer of renewable energy products and other green goods based in the Kemptville (North Grenville) area, just a short drive south of Ottawa, in Ontario. Since 2006 we have been helping our customers in all corners of Canada (and some in the rest of the world as well) to become a little more green: We supply wholesale to solar PV installers and large projects, retail goods to customers that want to do a DIY solar installation, and if you need renewable energy advice, or design services please do not hesitate to contact us, we are here to help you.

More than an online Web store, Solacity has an actual brick-and-mortar storefront (or straw-bale in our case). We have real people too, and you are most welcome to come and visit us to discuss your solar or other renewable energy project!

SUMMER SUPER SALE!   While Supplies Last

Need Green Energy Supplies? We Have Them!

Solar panels for a Net-Metering or Ontario MicroFIT system, batteries & charge controllers for an off-grid residence or cottage: We have it all!

Need help designing your PV system? Ask Us!

We have years of design and installation experience in grid-tie and off-grid solar PV systems. Rooftops, cottages, even solar panels on boats, we can help! Have questions about code-compliance? Just ask and we will likely know the answer. We even go back a long way in wind energy systems; wind turbines, wind inverters, and MPPT tables for those. In short, do not hesitate to contact us, we are here to help you make your project a success!

Be sure to check out our learning section for a collection of in-depth articles.

Rob’s Rumblings

Rob’s personal blog with musings, comments, and other thoughts …

Lead-Acid Battery Care

We sell a lot of batteries, and for the longest time I've been wanting to write a comprehensive article about how to take care of them. What has been lacking is the time to do so. Therefore, and for the time being, I'm recycling a post I wrote for a [...]

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MPPT vs. PWM Charge Controllers – What’s the Difference?

Before solar panels became interesting for people that are on the grid, there were only 36-cell ones for charging 12 Volt batteries (and if you had a 24V battery you'd need two panels in series, to make 72 cells). With 36 cells the panel runs at about 18 Volt, and [...]

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Walking The Walk

Solacity does not just talk-the-talk, we actually walk-the-walk: Come visit our 9,000 square feet super-efficient straw-bale office & warehouse in Kemptville, North Grenville!SolacityAlthough the previous Solacity SIP Barn served us well, the business had outgrown that space, and in 2013 – 2014 we built our new Kemptville office and warehouse to serve as the future headquarters for Solacity. Sustainable energy is not just a business for us, we’ve been living and breathing renewable energy because we know it’s the right direction to take.

The building is all-electrical, no fossil fuels, with net-zero-plus potential (once the rooftop solar is in place we will produce about twice as much energy as we use, including heating). Some features include, passive solar, day-lighting (natural light) through light-shelves (seen by the position of the awnings). We have strawbale walls with insulation values well beyond the industry standard, geothermal heat-pump with in-floor hydronic heating, passive solar for the office, with triple-pane glazing, and energy-efficient T5-HE lighting. Oh, and what is a sustainable design without a perfect 180 degree azimuth roof, specifically designed for our 100 kW FIT project!