Congrats to Joe Biden

We would like to congratulate Vice President Joe Biden and his running mate Senator Kamala Harris on their election victory. This election win is more than just a historic one, but a good one for all renewable energy companies both American and foreign.

Having served in the senate for 36 years, Vice President Biden, now President-elect, has been a champion for green energy to be accessible and used by as many people around the globe as possible, not only Americans. He has demonstrated this by having a lifetime environmental voting score of 83% from the league of conservation voters. He understands the importance of having clean, affordable energy accessible to help in improving the world’s economy and uplifting the lives of the many vulnerable people.

With the USA being one of the world’s biggest economy, we are delighted at the potential of them rejoining the global climate leadership under the incoming administration.

We agree with The Solar Energy Industries (SEIA) CEO Abigail Ross Hopper who said a Biden presidency would “advance clean energy incorporating environmental justice”, while American Council on Renewable Energy (Acore) CEO Greg Wetstone called the election “historic” and one that would create “the clean energy future that Americans want, and scientists say we need”.  Liz Burdock, CEO of the Business Network for Offshore Wind, also suggested the victory was a “vote for a future that focuses on climate change solutions and reengaging on the international stage.”

We wish President elect Joe Biden and Senator Kamala Harris all the best in the task ahead of them, as we look forward to a green and bright future.

Solar Power systems Simplified.

What is a Solar power system?

Many people today have an idea of what the answer to the question is due how popular this source of energy has become in the recent years. Simply put, a solar power system is a system that turns light energy from the sun into electricity by using photovoltaic solar cells. (Commonly known as solar panels).

Light from the sun hits the solar panels, that turn the light energy into electric energy (Direct current (DC)) which we then us to power our appliances. The majority of our appliances we have in our homes use Alternating current (AC) to operate. So, to benefit from solar energy, we need to convert that harnessed DC current to AC current. To do this, we pass the DC current into a device called an inverter to convert the current to AC. When the DC current is converted to AC current, we then us it to power all our devices that require alternating current to work.

One might ask at this point, what about the batteries, what do we need them for? The batteries are used to store energy for use when there isn’t any sunlight to produce more energy, like at night or a cloudy day. So, when building a system, the batteries are always positioned before the inverter so as to charge them with DC current before its converted to AC current.

 Why is this?

Alternating current (as by its name) is fluctuating current. That means it changes from positive to negative direction at a certain frequency. If we take the average of this fluctuation, we end up with a zero current. That means, simply put, after charging your battery you will end up with a zero-power battery. The only type of current a battery can hold is a DC type of current because it is constant.

Seems complicated? Ask our specialist at to make it clear for you.

What type of solar systems are there, and which one should I pick for my house or office building?

There are two types of solar energy systems;

  1. Off-Grid Solar System: – this is the type of system which allows the user to be 100% free from the utility grid. This system allows you to produce all your electric energy on-site and store the extra energy for later use. With an off-grid system, you will need to have a battery storage system (or commonly known as a battery bank) to store your electric energy to be used when there isn’t any sunlight.
  2. On-grid Solar System: – this type of system is also known as grid-tied system, as it is tied to the local electric grid. With an on-grid system, the user ends up using both electric energy from the grid and the one from their own solar system. This is commonly used in areas that have very stable supply of electricity by the local distribution companies (LDC). The user usually gets a rebate for the extra electricity they produce, because the excess electricity is usually sent back into the electric grid for others to use, hence reversing their utility meter. This type of system does not require one to have a battery bank as their local grid acts as one.

So, when choosing which system is best for you, one has to look at the circumstances their area of residence puts them in. If you are in rural area or an area with unreliable or no electricity supply at all, an off-grid system would be the best choice. If one is in an area with constant but unclean or expensive supply of electricity, then and on-grid system would be good for them.

For more help with choosing the type of system for your needs, our team of experts are available for a free consultation at

What size of a system do I need?

Another big hurdle that people that want to go solar have is deciding the size of system they should install for themselves. Briefly put, when sizing your system, one has to look at what appliances they want to power in their home, their required power to run (Wattage) and for how long, on average, they want to run them. First, the wattage of many appliances is written at their back. Once this is known, it is multiplied by the average time of use per day. This is done for every appliance in the home, and the total added. This is the total required power per day. A simple structure of calculating is given in the table below:

Appliance Name Wattage (W) Time of use per day in hours (T) Daily Watt hour
1 (E.g. TV) Can be found at the back   How long is tv watched in the house T x W
2 (E.g. Computer) Can be found at the back   How long the computer is used T x W
      Total Daily watt hour for all appliances  

The total Daily watt hour for all appliances is the energy your solar system is required to produce per day. With this information your system should be designed to produce this much energy.

For more on the detailed calculations and system design, contact us at

How has Covid-19 affected you?

Most businesses/industries are closed, meaning less demand on the grid for most countries. How will renewable energy be a factor in how we come out of this Covid-19 era, as demand for power increases when industries get back online?
Do you have a small renewable energy business, has your business been affected by covid-19, or are you thinking of starting one, but don’t know how? Share your story with us on our various social media platforms. Together we will come out strong.

Covid-19, Message from Deltacron

As the COVID-19 situation continues to evolve, we hope our clients, partners, friends and colleagues around the world are safe and healthy during these times.

We at Deltacron will continue serving our clients, as we understand that during times like these, the demand for energy, especially clean energy, is more than usual.

In light of the recent preventative measures taken by Public Health, the City of Ottawa/ province of Ontario and our community, we want to assure our clients and colleagues that we too are taking extraordinary measures to help flatten the curve.

Moving forward, until further notice, we have decided to have our team work remotely so as to encourage social distance. We have suspended all site visits and onsite consultations. All of our current projects have been suspended till further notice.

Clients, both new and existing, are encouraged to contact us through email, phone, video conference and/or social media should they require our assistance.

Despite the situation that has befallen almost the entire world, we will do our best to be there for our esteemed clients in a responsible and safe way. Together we will defeat this virus.

Stay safe

The Deltacron Team
Deltacron Tech Inc.

Own a cottage, live in the outskirts?

Do you own a cottage, or maybe live in the outskirts? Is the looming winter worrying you when it comes to the power outages that come with the season? Is your cottage closed for the season yet you still have to pay hydro bills for the off season? Worry no more! With costs as low as $950, you can eliminate all that worry by going green with Deltacron Tech, Inc.

Win a 1Kw Off-grid Complete system! Free Free Free!

To encourage more people to go Solar, and also appreciate those that have already done so, We at Deltacron are giving away a 1Kw complete off-grid system. This system includes:
Inverter: 1.5Kw

Solar Panels : 4 X 250W rated

Controller: 24v/30amp

Battery Bank: 200Ah (2 x100Ah)

All Necessary Connection wires
How can you win this give away..?? Simple! Like/share our page on Facebook or Twitter then write to us telling us what changes you have made in your lifestyle to help save our environment. Elaborate on why those changes, no matter how small, will make a difference in helping maintaining a clean environment. (500 words max)
The winner will be published on our page together with their story. To find out more information, get in touch with us.
*This package does not include installation and/or Shipping cost. 

Let us go green together!

Industry urges streamlining of process of connecting to the grid

The Doug Ford government cancelled 759 green energy projects in June, 738 of them solar projects, citing the high cost of electricity. Representatives of Ontario’s solar industry say solar has the potential to be the cheapest power. 

Since the Ontario government cancelled more than 738 solar rooftop projects earlier this year, the solar industry has been urging the government to create a new free-market regulatory regime in the province.

All but the largest projects are on hold until the red tape that surrounds connecting to the grid in Ontario can be trimmed or eliminated, according to John Gorman, president of the Canadian Solar Industries Association.

Concerned about the cost of Ontario electricity, the Doug Ford government cancelled 759 solar and wind projects in June and ended the Green Energy Act — which was paying higher rates for renewable energy that was fed into the provincial grid — in December.

The previous Liberal government’s feed-in tariff for renewable electricity offered contracts at a fixed price above market rates in an effort to encourage the building of renewable systems — starting at 80 cents per KW/h for the first to sign such contracts in 2009, with the amount offered gradually reduced to about 22 cents.

That’s still higher than the rate actually paid by Ontario residents, which ranges from seven to 18 cents per KW/h. 

But Gorman argues solar has the potential to be the cheapest power on offer, if the process of connecting to the grid can be streamlined.

Other provinces

The solar industry remains very active in markets like Alberta, where there is a simple regime for net metering — or selling off extra power that is not being used.

Alberta, Saskatchewan, Manitoba and Nova Scotia have all made progress in strengthening and streamlining net metering, Gorman said. Ontario has yet to catch up.

“We’re moving to a free market where everyone has the right to connect,” he says. “It can either be simple or very difficult.”

Currently Ontario has about 60 municipal and regional utilities. Each has a different process and contract to connect a solar system to the grid — contracts of up to 80 pages that can take months to implement.

The solar industry is out to change that.

“There is a real urgency to do this. The government wants to help farmers and homeowners save on electricity. This is a way of building capacity that does not draw on the tax base,” Gorman said.

Who’s losing out?

That’s because the capital cost of building solar systems falls to the private sector or homeowner — not Ontario Power Generation, which already has high debt charges from its nuclear system.

The owner of the solar system either gets a rebate on their electrical bill, or is reimbursed by their local utility, for feeding power into the grid.

The construction workers and technicians who put solar panels on roofs moved on to other work and weren’t greatly hurt by the cancellation of so many contracts this June, Gorman said. 

But the First Nations, non-profits, municipal buildings, schools and homeowners who had planned to add rooftop solar were left without the opportunity to cut their electricity costs.

Fidel Reijerse, president of Resco Energy in Toronto, says these kinds of electricity users could benefit from a simplified net metering program in Ontario.

“Only the large projects are able to handle the bureaucratic burden and are able to move forward,” he said.

“A large swath of customers have been discouraged by regulation — everyone from the small business to the homeowner wanting solar on the roof.”

Fidel Reijerse of Resco Energy says only large rooftop projects on industrial and commercial buildings are going ahead, because of the cost and delays involved in connecting to the grid. (Resco Energy)

Reijerse says the Ontario government seems receptive to the idea of simplifying rules and regulations around solar — the Ford government campaigned this year on cutting red tape.

He said the industry has been lobbying several Ontario ministries, but primarily the premier’s office.

“In the solar industry, we don’t require money, just a change of regulations,” he said.

Writing off capital costs

One recent step forward is that Ontario has aligned with the federal tax regime that allows writeoff of the capital costs of a solar system in a single year.

“That is a help, but only for a certain segment of the market,” Reijerse said. “You have to be a profitable Canadian company with a building where you use energy. Non-profits can’t take advantage or pension funds.”

So a 500 KW  system on a flat roof of an industrial building might find it is profitable to go forward.

But it doesn’t help the homeowner who wants rooftop solar.

Gorman said Ontario discourages third-party ownership — where a third party pays the capital costs of solar installation, in return for a portion of the proceeds.

“The homeowner is limited by their ability to borrow and they pay higher borrowing costs,” he said.

He said such systems have the potential to cut electricity costs for low-income homeowners.

Courtesy of Susan Noakes · CBC News

Summer products at DeltaCron.

Summer is is here and it’s almost time to pull out those camp chairs, swimsuits and above all, the chilled drinks on the beach!
We are proud to bring to you our latest addition to our solar products, The Solar Powered Cooler!
This portable 25 litre cooler has a temperature range of +10 to -20 degrees celsius. With its in-built custom made Samsung lithium battery, it can work with no external power for up-to 12 hours on a single charge. This battery can be charged in 3 ways; 12V car charge, 120/220V wall charge and Solar power from its attached 100W solar panels. This feature alone, makes its the only cooler on the market that can run constantly in an area that completely has no grid power.
Made from recyclable material, this portable cooler comes in at a gross weight of 10.6Kg and a net weight of 8.2Kg! Its patent pending “Stand Alone” portable solar technology makes its second to non, as there is nothing like this on the market.
With this cooler, you can surely forget about the price of ice at the gas station this summer, and the many more summers to come!
At Deltacron, we will continue to bring to you products that are environmentally friendly coupled with the latest technology!

Canada should hold firm and reject Trump’s efforts to roll back vehicle standards

VICTORIA — Dan Woynillowicz, policy director at Clean Energy Canada, made the following statement in response to the U.S. federal government’s proposed rollback of vehicle emission standards:

“It’s in Canadians’ best interest that our federal government reject Trump’s rollback and stick with the rules currently in place. Otherwise, Canadian drivers won’t benefit from $900 a year in fuel cost savings. We also need to protect our climate and the air quality in our cities. The technology exists, the costs to car companies are reasonable, and the benefits are clear.

“More efficient, cleaner vehicles are creating jobs for Canadians—that’s why most auto suppliers support the standards. Last year Linamar, the second largest Canadian auto parts manufacturer, had record sales and earnings, driven in part by a huge contract to produce axles for electric vehicles.

“If you look around the world, it’s clear that hybrid and electric vehicles are set to become the new norm. Car companies in Germany and China are racing toward that fast-approaching future. Countries like the U.K. and France, meanwhile, are banning gas- and diesel-powered vehicles within a couple decades. We now have an opportunity to ensure the right signals are sent to the Canadian auto sector—an opportunity to ensure we thrive in the years to come.”


When the current standards were adopted in 2012 by Prime Minister Stephen Harper’s government, it was noted that:

  • 2025 vehicles will consume up to 50% less fuel than 2008 vehicles.
  • On average, a Canadian driving a model year 2025 vehicle will realize fuel savings of around $900 per year compared to driving a 2012 model vehicle.
  • 2025 model year vehicles will emit close to 50% less greenhouse gas pollution than 2008 vehicles

Other key facts:

  • The 2012 regulatory impact analysis found that while a more fuel-efficient vehicle would likely have a slightly higher sticker price at the dealership, drivers would break even after two years, beyond which they would continue to benefit from lower fueling costs.
  • A majority of U.S. auto suppliers back the current standards, and the head of the Canadian Automotive Parts Manufacturers’ Association has signalled concern with a potential rollback, stating, “We have been investing hundreds of billions of dollars in lightweighting and also alternative propulsion…. If that standard is lowered, at this late stage, in some cases, it threatens to strand some of that advanced research and development spending.”

Cheap Energy Source for Africa.

Kerosene lamps and sore eyes were once routine elements of grading student homework. Solar electricity has changed that. Caroline Hombe, a 35-year-old teacher in rural Mhondoro, Zimbabwe, can go through the pile of books stacked on her table without worrying that the onset of darkness will put an end to her work. African countries, blessed with sunlight all year round, are tapping this free and clean energy source to light up remote and isolated homes that have no immediate hope of linking to their national electricity grid.

“My eyes were always painful and my head ached from the fumes,” Ms. Hombe told Africa Renewal. “Imagine trying to go through a hundred exercise books in poor lighting and smoke. The alternative was marking assignments before sunset, but that meant I could not spend time with my two young children before their bedtime, or prepare dinner early enough. Thankfully, this is now a headache of the past.”

Electrifying rural areas poses unique challenges for African governments. Remote and scattered, rural homes, unlike homes in urban areas, are costly and often impractical to connect to the grid. Under the New Partnership for Africa’s Development (NEPAD), countries are seeking innovative alternatives to give rural families efficient means to cook their food and light their homes. Stand-alone sources of energy, such as solar, wind and mini-hydro generators, can help fill the gap.

NEPAD, Africa’s development blueprint, recognizes that to achieve the desired social and economic prosperity, countries must boost access to cheaper and reliable energy. Excluding South Africa and Egypt, no more than 20 per cent (and in some countries as few as 5 per cent) of Africans have electricity. This figure falls to an average of 2 per cent in rural areas where the majority of Africans live — a far cry from the 35 per cent consumption level, or more, African leaders wish to achieve.

‘The sun is free’

The target is quite feasible, says Mr. Garai Makokoro, director of the Energy Technology Institute in Zimbabwe. Africa, after all, possesses some of the world’s largest watercourses (hydro-potential), as well as some of the world’s largest oil, coal and gas reserves. The way to move the NEPAD vision ahead, he adds, is for countries to find cheaper power sources while minimizing environmental hazards and ensuring sustainability. The energy expert believes that solar power, clean and renewable, fits the bill.

“African countries must think outside the box. The sun is free and inexhaustible. Solar technology — photovoltaic panels — converts the sun’s radiation directly into electricity with no pollution or damage to the environment. The panels can generate enough power to run stoves, pump water, light clinics and power televisions. Africa has one of the best climates for this type of energy,” Mr. Makokoro.

But even with the compelling advantages solar power offers, the Human Development Report, published by the UN Development Programme (UNDP), shows that the majority of Africans still rely on less efficient traditional energy sources. Wood, or other biomass such as crop waste, is the dominant fuel for cooking. This comes at a huge cost to the environment as families continue to cut down trees for much-needed fuel.

In the early 1990s, numerous villages turned to solar power in parts of Africa where one might least expect to stumble upon an oasis of lights shimmering in the pitch-black night. Perhaps the most ambitious project of this nature, and one that is often cited, is a Zimbabwean project supported by UNDP through the Global Environment Facility (GEF). The initiative, jointly funded by GEF ($7 mn) and Zimbabwe ($400,000), installed some 9,000 solar power systems throughout the country in a bid to improve living standards, but also to curtail land degradation and pollution.

The River Estate near Shamva, 70 kilometres from Zimbabwe’s capital, Harare, boasts one of the best solar-village models in the country. Fifty-two commercial farming families share systems there is one system for every two houses. Each family has two lamps and a connection for a radio or small television set. The new lighting systems have improved the quality of life for the community. They have extended study hours for schoolchildren, reduced rural-to-urban migration in the area and upgraded health standards by electrifying a local health center.

Innovative financing

“With all their advantages, solar systems are not cheap to install,” says Mr. Jem Porcaro, an analyst for the Energy and Environment Group at UNDP. “A typical home system in sub-Saharan Africa costs anywhere between $500 and $1,000 and such systems typically provide enough power to light three to six rooms and power a black-and-white TV each night. But the cost is well beyond the means of most African households.”

The use of innovative financing schemes, like fee-for-service arrangements, is one way to overcome these high up-front costs, notes Mr. Porcaro. Installing solar panels to power multiple houses at once can also cut down on costs. More households could afford solar power, argues the World Bank, if governments were to remove barriers, such as high import duties, that increase the cost of the panels. Regional cooperation to facilitate trade is another major NEPAD goal.

African leaders are demonstrating commitment to bring solar power to rural homes. For example, a UNDP-GEF report on solar financing and delivery models notes that private sales, through dealers, initially dominated the market in South Africa, but that the government, a leading NEPAD proponent, later initiated a massive off-grid effort that is now fully active. Botswana, Namibia, Swaziland, Zambia and most countries in the region have developed solar markets, in many cases with special funds to support consumer credit.

Boost to businesses

Besides domestic use, people are harnessing solar power to run small businesses. Entrepreneur Abina Lungu operates a maize-grinding mill in Nyimba, eastern Zambia. With reliable solar energy, he can work well into the night to meet all his customers’ orders. His house, close to the mill, is also lit by solar power. Mr. Lungu is one of the many villagers serviced by the Nyimba Energy Service Company (NESCO), an enterprise funded by the Swedish International Development Agency. To get power into a home or shop, NESCO installs a system that includes a panel, battery, charge controller and power points. The cost is $33.33, including the contract fee. Thereafter, consumers pay a monthly rental fee.

“I pay 30.0 kwacha [about $6.25] as a rental charge every month to NESCO,” Mr. Lungu told the Integrated Regional Information Networks (IRIN), a humanitarian news agency. “For me, it works out cheaper to use solar because paraffin is more expensive, and even if electricity comes to Nyimba, not all the people will get connected.”

As we continue opening up markets in Africa, we at DeltaCron have realized how little marketing is  needed to convince African citizens to turn to solar. The demand is high. African citizens require both small solar equipment to large scale equipment. For this reason, DeltaCron continues to bring quality solar products of all sizes to meet how new customers demands.