AARO Concepts receives net metering system from TCE

AARO Concepts are benefitting from a solar net metering system from from fellow Prince Edward County business Tri Canadian Energy. (Jason Parks/Gazette Staff)




AARO Concepts, a basic welding company based out of Picton has partnered with another local company to bring in green energy.

Aaron Brough, sole proprietor of AARO concepts and Steve Van Dusen, President and CEO of Tri-Canadian Energy (TCE) have banded together with TCE donating a net metering system to AARO Concepts located at 4 McDonald Dr in Picton’s Industrial Park, where Van Dusen has his parts milled from.

“We donated a solar powered system to Aaro Concepts because he’s milling all of our parts,” Van Dusen expressed. “Aaron’s making all of our parts with green energy and he’s making brand new green energy parts that are going to make more green energy. Which is really cool. And we manufacture our only solar tracker in Canada, we’re the only guys doing it and we need all of our parts and all of our pieces to be made from green energy.”

While AARO Concepts doesn’t have big machines for bending sheet metal, when it comes to fabricating there’s not much they can’t do, anything from making replacement parts that can’t just be found any more to fabricating  highly specialized parts, repair work and even more creative things such as furniture and even artwork, there’s not much Brough can’t do.

“I want all the manufacturing people to take a look at this so they know they can now take their operating costs and put it back to new jobs and new wages which is a whole new great story with Aaron,” Van Dusen said.

 Net Metering is the act of supplying electricity generated by renewable resources into the electrical grid, allowing you to earn credits toward your energy bill. Electricity consumers in Ontario who produce some of their own power from a renewable resource may take advantage of the “net metering” initiative. Net metering allows you to send excess electricity you generate from renewable resources to the distribution system for a credit toward your energy costs. In essence, it’s a “trade” of electricity you supply against electricity you consume.

Once you’re connected to the distribution system, your local distribution company will continue to read your meter just as they do now and then subtract the value of electricity you supply to the grid from the value of what you take from the grid. What you’ll see on your bill is the “net” difference between these two amounts. If you supply more power than what you take from the grid over the billing cycle, you’ll receive a credit toward future energy bills. The credit can be carried forward for up to 12 months.

“It’s in our mandate,” stated Van Dusen. “That’s why we’re so cool with donating these net metering system because everything we’re going to do is going to be 100 per cent full and authentically done. And I don’t know anyone else who is doing that on purpose. I mean were doing some really cool stuff here in the county, it’s pretty amazing.”

TCE is also one of the only solar powered hybrid internet providers in North America and offer internet at very competitive rates, but unlike their competitors, they do so with guaranteed speeds.

For more information on TCE solar powered solutions, please visit www.tricanadianenergy.com

For more information on Aaro Concepts please visit their Facebook page www.facebook.com/AaroConcepts or their website www.aaroconcepts.ca