A Renfrew farm family’s solar nightmare

Mel and Lynne Langton borrowed nearly $40,000 and signed a contract for a 10-kW solar system on their property in 2010. Thus began more than 18 months of wrangling, rule changes and bureaucratic confusion with the supplier, the Ontario Power Authority and Hydro One


In June, Renfrew County farmers Mel and Lynne Langton finally found a way out of a maze of bureaucracy and obfuscation as they tried to recoup nearly $40,000 they had borrowed for a solar project that went off the rails. But the end was far from satisfactory for the couple. The Langtons figure they are nearly $20,000 out of pocket.

Better Farming - August/September 2012