Alberta does not offer a provincial government rebate, however if you own a home in the City of Edmonton up to $.0.40/Watt installed which is roughly 15% of the cost of going solar!
Alberta commits to phase out all coal-fired power plants and generate 30% of its electricity from renewable sources by 2030.
Financing a residential solar system has never been easier. In fact, most banks love to finance residential solar PV systems. We have partnered with Alberta Treasury Branches (ATB) to offer low interest solar financing.
Yes! You do get enough sun in Alberta to power your home with solar. Although it’s a common misconception that Alberta does not get enough sun to power your home with solar, the province has the second highest potential to produce solar energy in all of Canada. The average solar system in Alberta can produce about 1,276 kWh of electricity per kW of solar panels per year. Your solar system will still generate solar energy on cloudy days, although not as much compared to sunny days.
Going solar is one of the best investments you can make to your home. Grid-tied solar systems have a guaranteed return on investment as low as 5% and as high as 12%. This is higher than your typical GIC or savings account, which is around 1-3% ROI. It’s a guaranteed investment because it will cut the cost of your electricity bill by up to 100% year over year.
Renewly will do an on-site visit to help you diagnose your roof and sun exposure. Your roof can affect the cost and effectiveness of your home’s solar installation. If you are interested in going solar, you will need to know the approximate age and material of your roof. We use Helioscope, a solar 3D design tool that uses accurate data to determine how many solar panels your roof can support.
The Net Metering program gives you the power to better manage your energy costs. When your solar system is producing more electricity than you can use, your utility company will take your surplus supply. In return, your utility company will give you a credit on your bill to help pay for those times when you’re not generating enough power and drawing from the grid.