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Going Solar: How Ontarians are turning to the sun to meet their energy needs

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By Kasia Bodurka
Sunday, April 20, 2014, 1:48 PM

Enough sunlight hits the planet in just one hour to power the entire planet for a full year.

For that reason, close to 10,000 Ontario homeowners have gone solar, supplementing their energy needs with the power of the sun.

Not only is it a way to move beyond reliance on fossil fuels for energy, it can create a more sustainable electrical grid system for the country, if used right.

There will be times - like during December's ice storm - when the solar panels may be too covered to produce much power, but that can be offset during the sunnier summer months, allowing homeowners to pocket thousands of dollars in savings.

EARTH ACTION WEEK: Tune into The Weather Network on TV, and check back here on the website, for more Earth Action Week programming until next Sunday.

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