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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.


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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.


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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.


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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.


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Solar Frequently Asked Questions

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Will solar devalue my home?

Solar is a highly desirable feature with an increasing popularity with home buyers. In short, a solar system will not devalue your home, in fact, it should 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.

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 is never a need to clear snow from them.

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, without any rebates or incentives.


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Using “sQuote” from SolarCorp

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sQuote is the new quoting system used by SolarCorp across Canada. The system allows homeowners to received accurate quotes and energy savings estimates within just 24 hours by utilizing proprietary software, as well as advanced satellite imagery and design system. Using the new system to get your free, no-obligation quote really is as easy as it sounds, just fill in some information online and wait.

Step 1 – Request Your Quote

Requesting your quote is as easy as 1, 2, 3. Once you’re on the quote page (to get there, simply click on “FREE QUOTE” or click HERE) you simply have to fill in the requested information fields so that your quote and savings estimate will be as accurate as possible. With sQuote there’s no need for SolarCorp to visit your home, or even call you – although, if you want to chat or would like a free consultation, they’re happy to talk too.

Step 2 – Wait

The second step is even easier. Once you’ve completed the quote request form, you simply have to sit back and wait. It can take up to 24 hours to receive your quote and savings estimate, however, they’re generally ready much sooner.

Step 3 – Receive Your Quote

Within just 24 hours your quote will be delivered via an email link. The link will take you to your own private webpage that displays interactive information such as a 3D rendering of your home relating to the suns orientation, an energy productions/savings estimate, pricing, and more.

Step 4 – Go Solar

Once you get your free quote and savings report, you’re ready to go solar. If you like what you see you can request a consultation/contract signing, or you may choose to request a different system design or size to better suit what you want from solar, after all, not everyone wants a 100% energy offset.


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Why You Shouldn’t Wait to Go Solar

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Solar is a great way to save money, add value to your home, and help minimize your personal carbon footprint. If you’ve been thinking 2018 may be the year that you decide to go solar, you’ve come to the right place! If you’re thinking about waiting, we have a list of reasons why RIGHT NOW is the perfect time to make the switch.

1. You May Miss Out on the Sun.

Going solar is really easy, however, it does take time. Most of the waiting between contract signing and install is for government-issued permits as well as to have your new Net-Meter installed. This can take months, and if you wait to begin this process, your awesome new system may not get installed until late summer or fall, and you’ll miss out on all of the summers energy savings.

2. Government Incentives Don’t Last Forever.

Right now the Government of Saskatchewan (through SaskPower) is offering a 20% rebate on solar systems, however, this is expected to change this fall. Government incentives are a great way to make the already low cost of going solar even more affordable, and you certainly don’t want to miss out. The Governments of Alberta and Manitoba also offer great solar rebates to homeowners.

3. Private Rebates.

In addition to government-provided incentives, SolarCorp is also offering a rebate of 10% off of new solar systems purchased before April 1st. This rebate is available to everyone, and there are no application or decision criteria.


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Canada’s Solar Rebates

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Although there are currently no Federal rebates, many Canadian provinces and utilities have opted to offer consumers attractive incentives to make the switch to cleaner, greener solar energy. We’ve put together this comprehensive (as of February 17th, 2018) list of the current rebates and incentives offered throughout the great white north.

Federal Incentives

  • Current federal incentives are aimed at businesses and power generation projects, and include tax write-offs and savings of 30% or more. Offered by NRCAN.

British Columbia

  • No incentive(s) currently available.

Alberta

Saskatchewan

Manitoba

Ontario

Quebec

  • No incentive(s) currently available.

Newfoundland & Labrador

  • No incentive(s) currently available.

New Brunswick

  • No incentive(s) currently available.

Nova Scotia

  • No incentive(s) currently available.

Prince Edward Island

  • No incentives currently available.

Yukon Territory, N.W.T., Nunavut Territory

  • No incentive(s) currently available.

Some solar providers have also decided to offer various rebates and incentives to make going solar even easier. For example, our friends at SolarCorp are currently offering an additional 10% off your system price if you go solar by April 1st.

Source: http://learnaboutsolar.ca/rebates-incentives/

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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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