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Homes with Solar Sell for More

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According to a new analysis from U.S. home selling marketplace Zillow, homes with solar energy systems sold for, on average, 4.1% more than others nationwide over the past year.

According to the analysis, Zillow “calculated the solar premium by comparing homes with and without solar-energy systems that were listed for sale and sold from March 1, 2018 to February 28, 2019, controlling for observable attributes of the homes, including bedrooms, bathrooms, square footage, age of the home and location.”

This means, not only is going solar going to save you money every month on your power bill, and help the environment, but it will also add overall value to your home.


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 we’ll use advanced satellite imagery to deliver your accurate quote and energy savings estimate within 24 hours.

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Going Solar with SolarCorp

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We’ve decided to put together an updated overview of going solar with SolarCorp for 2019. We make it easy to go solar and start saving. Contact us today for a free, no obligation quote and consultation.

1. Get your free, no obligation quote and consultation

It’s easy to learn more about going solar with SolarCorp. Request your free, no obligation quote from our website or phone 1-888-765-3223 and/or schedule a free in-home consultation.

A solar expert will be available to answer any questions you may have and guide you through your pricing quote and savings estimate. Your solar expert will be assigned to you and be there to help with anything you need throughout the rest of the process.

2. Sign your Solar Service Agreement (SSA)

After you’ve had time to look over the information provided during the quoting and consultation process, and when you’ve decided to go solar, it’s time to sign your Solar Service Agreement or SSA as the first true step in going solar. A 10% deposit is due on signing and is non-refundable after a 10-day cancellation period.

3. SolarCorp handles permits, installation

Once your SSA is signed and a deposit has been made, SolarCorp will begin work on your project.

Permitting is done inclusively for your quoted price and usually takes 4-6 weeks, depending on your local regulations.

Once all of the necessary permits have been obtained, it’s time to install your shiny new solar system! Installation usually takes between one and two days, depending on your system size and location.

4. Power on!

When installation has been completed and your system has passed all inspections, it’s time to power on! A SolarCorp technician will help you set up your free online monitoring (internet connection required) and turn on your solar panels.

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Free Solar Monitoring for All

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SolarCorp is proud to offer free solar system monitoring for all of our customers across Canada! We’ve put together this quick and convenient article to address some of the frequently asked questions (FAQ’s) regarding this service.

What is solar system monitoring?

Solar system monitoring allows you, as the home owner, to track and monitor the production of your solar system as a whole and the individual solar panels in real-time through the web or a handy mobile app. Our trained technicians will also automatically be notified of any anomalies or issues with your system performance.

How do I get monitoring?

Monitoring is offered free-of-charge for all SolarCorp customers, regardless of location. When your solar system is activated a technician will help you get set up.

Do I require internet?

In order to conveniently track your solar system performance and production, a wired internet connection is required.

Will my system still work, even if the monitoring is down?

Although we provide monitoring free-of-charge to all of our valued customers, it is not required for the operation of your solar system.

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Saskatchewan Renews Net Metering Program, Rebates

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SaskPower has announced their updated Net Metering program, complete with more information on a continuation of the current 20% rebate.

Home and business owners in the province looking to go solar under the new program will now be able to bank and store credits for excess electricity they produce for up to 3 years now, a full 2 years longer than the previous program.

The solar rebate has also been renewable along with this program and will continue to be offered at least through November 30th, 2020. Customers of the utility can apply for the rebate which covers 20% of the full system cost ($0.61 per watt), including installation, up to a total of $20,000.


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 we’ll use advanced satellite imagery to deliver your accurate quote and energy savings estimate within 24 hours.

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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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