This is our number 1 most frequently asked question! It’s hard to answer. There are many factors that go into a solar system cost:
1) Size of installation - How many panels you need to offset 100% of your energy usage.
2) Orientation of roof - What sides get the most sun.
3) Location - How much sun you get.
An average solar system size in canada will cost anywhere from $10,000 - $18,000 depending on size, orientation, rebates, etc. Every home and every family is different! We recommend creating an energy profile with us so we can show you a free solar study with us to review some options and get down to the numbers!
Three types of solar:
Grid Tied/Net Metering - Think of this as being a mini power plant for the community, hmm on second thought maybe power plant isn't the best word… Ok anyways, you get the point! You produce your own electricity and the leftover back into your neighbors and get paid credits for every kwh you sell.
OFF Grid - This allows you to produce and store your own electricity into batteries. There’s no connection to the utility grid.
Hybrid - Best for rural areas that pay an enormous amount of their total energy bill due to transmission and distribution charges.
A study done at Northern Alberta Institute of Technology shows that snow only mildly decreases the production by 2.2% over the year. Click
here to read the article.
- Slope of the panels will help snow slide off.
- Electricity flowing through your panels will help melt some snow.
Your system is designed to offset your needs year round. Majority of your generation will come from your summer and spring months. The credits you get from your extra electricity will come back to you in the winter!
Rebates and incentives for solar is based on your area. There are provincial rebates like Energy Efficiency Nova Scotia Solar Program and
there are federal rebates like the City of Edmonton Solar rebate. Rebates will most likely be based on your solar system size.
Rebates vary from 15% - 40% of the total system cost - depending on the area you live in.
A solar system will save you between 40-110% of your bill. Your energy provider will monitor your system to determine how much energy is
being sold into the grid which will be credited on your energy bill
Most of our clients in Edmonton pay $0 on their monthly electricity bills, their solar payments are less! That means you can go solar AND pay less monthly.
No. Unless you want to go offgrid! We can help you with that. We can definitely help you get a battery system but it might not make financial sense today, however, if you live in a rural area and pay an enormous amount of your bill on delivery charges, maybe adding a battery system might make sense. Fill our our solar form and find out the best solution for you.
Yes! Bill Gates said it best:
“It’s really kind of cool to put solar panels on your roof.” — Bill Gates
Potential buyers are encouraged to purchase homes with an installed solar energy system because of the ability to replace your electric bill with a much cheaper and cleaner option