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Alberta Raises Solar Rebates

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Great news for prospective solar users in Alberta, solar rebate levels are increasing by 15 per cent for residences ($.075/watt to $0.90/watt) and 25 per cent for non-profits ($0.75/watt to $1.00/watt).

Homeowners can now get 35% off their solar system installation, up to a maximum rebate of $10,000. Businesses and non-profit organizations can also enjoy up to 35 per cent off the costs, up to a maximum rebate of $1 million.

Residents of Edmonton can also get an additional incentive of $0.15/watt offered by the city, on top of the provincial rebate.

Home and business owners can get a free, no obligation online system design and quote (ready within 24 hours) at www.MySolarCorp.com or call for a free over-the-phone consultation.


HOW CAN YOU TAKE ADVANTAGE OF SOLAR?

Going solar has never been a better option for Canadian homeowners, and SolarBlog.ca is your one-stop source for all the information you need to make the switch to cleaner, greener energy. This post was brought to you by SolarCorp, Canada’s leader in solar. Getting a quote is easy and free, plus there’s no obligation to buy. You simply have to fill out the online form and they’ll use advanced satellite imagery to deliver your accurate quote and energy savings estimate within 24 hours.

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Go Solar – Get 20% Off While You Can

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SaskPower is currently offering a 20% rebate to their customers who go solar… Unfortunantly, this program expires on November 30th of this year!

No worries thought, you can still apply for the rebate before it’s over! SolarCorp handles all of the paper work for you, and all you have to do is get your free, no obligation quote on our website.

SolarCorp also offers $0 down leasing options – so don’t wait, get your quote today, go solar, and save money today! Every quote includes an energy savings estimate.


HOW CAN YOU TAKE ADVANTAGE OF SOLAR?

Going solar has never been a better option for Canadian homeowners, and SolarBlog.ca is your one-stop source for all the information you need to make the switch to cleaner, greener energy. This post was brought to you by SolarCorp, Canada’s leader in solar. Getting a quote is easy and free, plus there’s no obligation to buy. You simply have to fill out the online form and they’ll use advanced satellite imagery to deliver your accurate quote and energy savings estimate within 24 hours.

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How Solar Works

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Solar is a great way to save money each month, and it’s simpler and more affordable than you may think!

Solar Panels

AKA Solar Modules, these are what actually produces the power from the sun. Simply put, these modules convert sunlight into direct current (DC) energy. Even in adverse weather conditions such as snow or rain, the solar irradiance will still allow the modules to produce some power.

All panels sold by SolarCorp are assembled in Canada and backed by a 25 year power output warranty!

Inverters

An inverter is a device that converts the direct current, or DC energy created by your solar panels to alternating current, or AC, energy that your home needs.

SolarCorp uses only a type called micro-inverters which are installed with each panel, allowing for greater system flexibility, easier maintenance, and better system monitoring.

Service Panel & Disconnect

On install day, a new electrical service panel and system disconnect will be installed to ensure safety for utilities workers in the future. From here, power flows into your home and to your electronics and appliances. With net metering, whenever you produce more than you’re using, it is fed back to the grid and you given credits for the power.

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SolarCorp will install a meter on the side of your home, near the utilities meter. This will allow you to view and track your power production.

Net Meter

Your local utilities provider will install a new “net meter” before your solar system can be activated. The difference between this and a normal power meter is that it can go both ways, allowing you to feed power back onto the grid and receive credits for it.

And that’s all there is to it. Now, you may want to read our recent post about the process of going solar or reach out to us for a free, no obligation quote, energy savings estimate, and consultation.


HOW CAN YOU TAKE ADVANTAGE OF SOLAR?

Going solar has never been a better option for Canadian homeowners, and SolarBlog.ca is your one-stop source for all the information you need to make the switch to cleaner, greener energy. This post was brought to you by SolarCorp, Canada’s leader in solar. Getting a quote is easy and free, plus there’s no obligation to buy. You simply have to fill out the online form and they’ll use advanced satellite imagery to deliver your accurate quote and energy savings estimate within 24 hours.

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Introducing mySolarCorp

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We’re proud to announce we’ve launched a completely new customer panel, called ‘mySolarCorp’.

Currently in early BETA, the new panel is available to all existing SolarCorp customers and will also be available to any customers who sign a new contract to go solar in the future. The site can be used to track system output and pay bills for existing customers, or to schedule appointments and track progress for new customers waiting for install.

Existing customers will have received an email confirmation already with login details, which can be used at www.MySC.ca.


HOW CAN YOU TAKE ADVANTAGE OF SOLAR?

Going solar has never been a better option for Canadian homeowners, and SolarBlog.ca is your one-stop source for all the information you need to make the switch to cleaner, greener energy. This post was brought to you by SolarCorp, Canada’s leader in solar. Getting a quote is easy and free, plus there’s no obligation to buy. You simply have to fill out the online form and they’ll use advanced satellite imagery to deliver your accurate quote and energy savings estimate within 24 hours.

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The Process of Going Solar

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Going solar is so quick and easy, it may actually surprise you.

1. Your Free Quote

It all starts with a free, no-obligation quote from SolarCorp, which can be done completely online and with no site visit. Of course, if you prefer to meet in-person you can request a free consultation first.

If you choose the online option, your quote and savings estimate will be ready within just 24 hours.

2. Consultation

After receiving your quote, it’s time to schedule a no-obligation consultation to talk about your system, and choose a tentative installation date. During this time a personal solar concierge will be assigned to you and be available to assist with any questions or concerns you may have.

Each consultation is different. If you know you want to go solar, it can take just one visit to collect the necessary permit signatures and complete your solar contract, however if you want more time you can schedule your signing on a date after the initial consultation that is convenient to you.

3. Permits are Submitted

The professional team from SolarCorp will help you complete and submit all necessary permit and legal applications to your local government and utility.

4. Installation

After the permits have been approved (waiting for this is by far the longest part of the entire process) it’s time to install your system. Your solar concierge will help you choose a date for installation that is convenient to you and your schedule, however, it is not necessary that you are home for the install to take place, depending on your system.

Installation of the average residential rooftop system generally takes less than one day.

5. Power On

After a final inspection by the government/utility your system can be turned on. Now you simply sit back, relax, and enjoy your solar savings.


HOW CAN YOU TAKE ADVANTAGE OF SOLAR?

Going solar has never been a better option for Canadian homeowners, and SolarBlog.ca is your one-stop source for all the information you need to make the switch to cleaner, greener energy. This post was brought to you by SolarCorp, Canada’s leader in solar. Getting a quote is easy and free, plus there’s no obligation to buy. You simply have to fill out the online form and they’ll use advanced satellite imagery to deliver your accurate quote and energy savings estimate within 24 hours.

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Solar: Powering Savings

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A lot of people simply think of solar as a way of doing good for the environment, which it definitely is, however, something that is often overlooked – or has been in the past – is the fact that a solar system can power some serious savings.

While solar is a great way to reduce your carbon footprint and help the environment, it is also a fantastic way of saving money every month! The average system from SolarCorp is estimated to almost double your initial investment. For example, if you put in a 10kW rooftop solar system  that costs around $25,000 (taxes included, without any rebates or incentives), you can expect upwards of $45,000 in savings over the lifetime of that system.


HOW CAN YOU TAKE ADVANTAGE OF SOLAR?

Going solar has never been a better option for Canadian homeowners, and SolarBlog.ca is your one-stop source for all the information you need to make the switch to cleaner, greener energy. This post was brought to you by SolarCorp, Canada’s leader in solar. Getting a quote is easy and free, plus there’s no obligation to buy. You simply have to fill out the online form and they’ll use advanced satellite imagery to deliver your accurate quote and energy savings estimate within 24 hours.

Of course, we do have to tell you that you should not take this as any sort of financial advice and SolarCorp/SolarBlog is not qualified to provide you any such advice. Any numbers are only estimates based on simulations in relatively optimal conditions and they are not guaranteed in any way whatsoever.

 

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Solar Performance on Cloudy Days

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Did you know, solar panels actually still produce energy when it’s cloudy!

Solar energy comes from solar radiation, not the actual sunshine as many believe, and cloud coverage only has a negligible affect on the overall energy that reaches us from above when accounting for the total number of cloud covered days each year. Also, too much heat can actually reduce panel production to about 20% of their maximum, and some minor cloud coverage can actually cool them down. Canada’s winter is also perfect for keeping panels chilled and operating at peak efficiency, and since they do generate some amount of heat, any snow coverage will melt and slide off the relatively steeply angled panels, so there’s no need for snow clearance.

All of the panels offered by SolarCorp are rated for hail, and come backed by a 10-year warranty on materials and workmanship. Assembled right here in Canada, you can also rest assured that they’ll power through any weather.


HOW CAN I TAKE ADVANTAGE OF SOLAR?

Going solar has never been a better option for Canadian homeowners, and SolarBlog.ca is your one-stop source for all the information you need to make the switch to cleaner, greener energy. This post was brought to you by SolarCorp, Canada’s leader in solar. Getting a quote is easy and free, plus there’s no obligation to buy. You simply have to fill out the online form and they’ll use advanced satellite imagery to deliver your accurate quote and energy savings estimate within 24 hours.

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The End of SaskPowers 20% Rebate

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If you’ve been looking at going solar and reside in Saskatchewan, you no doubt have looked into the savings potential offered in the form of the 20% rebate, up to $20,000 currently being offered by the provinces government-owned power provider. The rebate, a part of their Net Metering program is set to expire this fall, in November 2018.

This isn’t necessarily the end of solar incentives in Saskatchewan, but it does bring about a certain amount of uncertainty for the future. Manitoba’s solar rebate expires this April as well.

It can take several months to go solar, so, if you’re planning on making the switch and want the 20% rebate, now’s the time to act. If you sing on for solar before April 1st, you can also grab a hold of an additional 10% off from SolarCorp resulting in 30% of total price adjustments. You can get a free, no-obligation system design, energy savings estimate, and quote fully online and within 24 hours.

Additionally, SaskPower starts the Net Metering billing cycle in April, so if you act now, you won’t miss out on any spring savings and will maximize your total power production for 2018, not to mention that a 3.5% electricity rate increase takes effect this month.


HOW CAN I TAKE ADVANTAGE OF SOLAR?

Going solar has never been a better option for Canadian homeowners, and SolarBlog.ca is your one-stop source for all the information you need to make the switch to cleaner, greener energy. This post was brought to you by SolarCorp, Canada’s leader in solar. Getting a quote is easy and free, plus there’s no obligation to buy. You simply have to fill out the online form and they’ll use advanced satellite imagery to deliver your accurate quote and energy savings estimate within 24 hours.

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Roof vs. Ground Mounted Solar

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There are two different types of solar available to Canadian homeowners. These options are called “rooftop” and “ground-mount”.

Rooftop

Rooftop solar is the easiest and most space efficient option. It is also the only option (besides “community solar”) available to homeowners living in cities and towns.

With this type of solar the panels are mounted directly onto the roof of your home. They fit close to the roof and share the slope and orientation with it. As this option uses the roof as its base it is usually somewhat less expensive than systems on the ground.

Ground-Mounted

Ground-mount systems are used when there is not enough space on a roof (for larger energy needs) or if the roof may not be capable of supporting the panels or need to be replaced soon (older structures). This option is popular with rural homeowners living on farms and acreages, but can also be used in “community solar” projects in which members of a town or neighborhood pool their resources and share the savings of a single solar system.


HOW CAN I TAKE ADVANTAGE OF SOLAR?

Going solar has never been a better option for Canadian homeowners, and SolarBlog.ca is your one-stop source for all the information you need to make the switch to cleaner, greener energy. This post was brought to you by SolarCorp, Canada’s leader in solar. Getting a quote is easy and free, plus there’s no obligation to buy. You simply have to fill out the online form and they’ll use advanced satellite imagery to deliver your accurate quote and energy savings estimate within 24 hours.

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Solar Frequently Asked Questions

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Will solar add value to my home?

Solar is a highly desirable feature with an increasing popularity with home buyers. In short, a solar system should, in fact, increase the overall value of your house.

How much will I save?

Savings vary based on the design and size of your system, as well as the slope and orientation of your roof (for rooftop systems). SolarCorp includes an energy savings estimate with your free, no obligation quote.

What maintenance is required?

Absolutely none! A solar system has no moving parts whatsoever and will not require any sort of maintenance. Panels are rated for hail and can withstand the cold. In the highly unlikely event that something does break, all components are backed by manufacturers warranty and SolarCorp has locations conveniently located in several location to offer prompt service and support.

What about snow?

Solar panels actually produce a small amount of heat. Couple with the slick, sloped surface this heat allows any snowfall to slide right off of your panels, and there should never be a need to clear snow from them. If for some reason snow does stick, panels should still produce some electricity, and you may easily clear the snow.

How much does solar cost?

Just like savings, the cost of a solar system will depend on how big the the system you want is, and it will also be based on how and where you want your panels installed. The average price for a rooftop residential system from SolarCorp ranges from about 25 to 30 thousand dollars, before any applicable rebates or incentives. In some service areas, a $0 lease-to-own option may also be available.

Is it hard to go solar?

Absolutely not! Making the switch to solar is especially easy with SolarCorp. Our experienced and friendly staff will ensure solar is suited to your home and energy needs, design a system and quote that fits your life, and handle any necessary paperwork involved. For more on the overall process, see our post on it!


HOW CAN I TAKE ADVANTAGE OF SOLAR?

Going solar has never been a better option for Canadian homeowners, and SolarBlog.ca is your one-stop source for all the information you need to make the switch to cleaner, greener energy. This post was brought to you by SolarCorp, Canada’s leader in solar. Getting a quote is easy and free, plus there’s no obligation to buy. You simply have to fill out the online form and they’ll use advanced satellite imagery to deliver your accurate quote and energy savings estimate within 24 hours.

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