I dropped by Ottawa Solar Power yesterday. It was a great pleasure to talk to the gentleman at the front desk. I have is card at home and will report later.
He was definitely knowledgeable and no-nonsense and told me about their position. The company is specialized on installing solar in homes with intention of selling this power to the grid.
He gave me a cool booklet on the consumption of common appliances (specific brands and models). I will show some of that when I get it from home in a couple days.
He showed me some of their projects, some of which were of surprising scope. One of the configurations was a panel system with built in invertor that had a 1.5KW capacity. I thought that would be a total sweetheart for the Occupy movement. I wonder if this would be better for the Occupy movement than their Canadian Tire style petroleum solution?