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CIA Inspection goes “GREEN”!

For CIA, GREEN means something more than the color chosen for the corporate logo!

December 14th, 2010 marked the day that CIA Inspection connected to the local grid and started producing power with it’s own 10 KW Solar photovoltaic power generation system at its maintenance shop in Simcoe, Ontario, Canada.

Working with Les Harold of Renew Technologies ( and Vern Sherwood of Excess Energy (, the program was completed without complication in less than 4 weeks! Utilizing the roof of an existing maintenance structure, 44 – 235W solar modules manufactured by SHARP Electronics were installed and connected thru an inverter which converts the DC Solar energy to AC power feeding directly into the local grid.

Within Canada, Ontario is the first province to actively support the development of solar electricity generation by contracting with projects using photovoltaic (PV) panels through the MicoFIT Program and CIA Group of companies was an early adopter.

Solar Pane Installation - Early Stages

Solar Panel Installation in the Early Stages

Solar Pane Installation - Half-way Point

Solar Panel Installation at the Half-way Point

CIA Solar - Installation Complete

Solar Panel Installation Complete

See the PDF Announcement

More pictures can be found at the Excess Energy web site: