What if we told you that right now, the power to run your entire house for a day was in your backyard?
We’re not kidding.
In Calgary, we get approximately 333 days of sunshine a year. That’s 2,396 hours.
All that sunshine beaming into your living room, onto your roof, and into your backyard is an untapped resource that could eliminate your need for electricity.
All you need to do is get solar panels for your home.
But many homeowners shy away from solar panels, mostly because it’s an investment.
It’s understandable. But when you find out all the benefits that come with solar panels, we bet you’ll change your mind.
1. You’ll Save Money
It’s the most popular question homeowners have, and the reason so many are hesitant to convert to solar power.
How can I justify the cost of a solar voltaic system?
The Alberta government has introduced a solar rebate program that gives homeowners as much as 30% (or $10,000) back. That covers a huge portion of your solar voltaic system, making it more affordable than ever to go solar.
Your solar energy system will pay for the portion rebates don’t cover by cutting your electric bills.
The more solar energy your system generates, the less you have to pull from the electrical grid. These savings will vary depending on your home’s layout and exposure to direct sun, the size of your solar voltaic system, and current electrical rates in Alberta, which you can find here >
While you may have to use electricity sometimes, there will be other times you reach net zero: when your solar panels generate the exact amount of energy you need to run your home.
While being connected to the grid does come with some fixed charges, the amount you spend on electricity when you reach net zero is… $0.
Yes, you read that right. $0.
Bonus: Over Time, Solar Panels Can Actually Make You Money
Wouldn’t it be great if everything in your home made money when you used it?
In some cases, your solar panels can do just that.
When we install your solar panels, you’ll still be tied to the grid. This enables you to use electricity when your solar panels don’t generate enough energy to power your home.
But when your solar panels generate more energy than you need? That energy gets sent to the electrical grid, and you’ll get credit towards your electricity bills.
What does this mean? Your electricity provider is paying you! It’s like the cherry on top of the solar-panel sundae: extra sweet.
2. They’re a Great Investment
On average, you’ll see a return on your investment (ROI) in 12-18 years.
This is a big commitment, but solar panels will not only help you save: they’ll also add value to your home. As homeowners become more and more interested in clean-energy homes, buyers are starting to look for homes that have solar power capabilities.
Even if you decided to sell your home in year 16, you’ll still get a great ROI because of your increased home value.
3. Solar Voltaic Systems are Durable and Long-Lasting
If you’re still on the fence about whether solar panels are worth it, you’ll be happy to know that they last a long, long time.
While different panels have different lifespans, most last at least 25 years – many can last as long as 35-40 years.
They’re built specifically to withstand tough weather conditions. This includes hail, high winds, snow, and even hurricanes.
Alberta has its fair share of weather extremes, but the panels we install are up to the challenge.
4. You Can Use Solar Energy 24/7
A common misconception about solar energy is that you absolutely need the sun to be shining for it work.
You need the sun to create the energy – but you can still use solar power on a rainy day if you have battery backups.
Battery backups are ideal if you want to run your home on solar energy as much as possible.
When you book your consultation with us, we can provide you with more information about battery backups, and how they’ll work with your solar panels.
5. You Can Begin Living Independently – and Sustainably
When you’re 100% reliant on the electrical grid, your 100% reliant on other people and finite resources for your energy and your comfort.
Solar panels are a step towards energy independence and living sustainably.
The sun gives off nearly 386 QUADRILLION watts of energy at any given moment (that’s 386 with 24 zeros, or 3.86 x 1026).
Only a small percentage of that is directed at Earth – and we’re not using it all!
With solar panels, you can harness a little of that never-ending supply and bring it directly to your home. There are no middle men, and you’ll help our fossil fuels last longer.
6. You’ll Be Ahead of the Game
Clean, renewable energy is the new focus for people, governments, and companies all over the world.
Earth’s finite resources affect every living thing, and now we’re putting a lot of energy in finding more sustainable ways to live.
By installing solar panels now, you’ll be miles ahead of everyone else.
7. You Can Feel Good Knowing You’re Helping the Environment
Perhaps the best part of switching to a sustainable clean energy? Knowing that you’re helping the environment.
It’s no secret that humans are using up more resources than Earth can provide. In order to ensure that our children, grandchildren, and our great grandchildren have clean air to breathe and all the energy they need, we have to start making changes today.
Solar panels are a great tool to battle climate change, and your home is a great place to start.
Get Solar Panels for Your Home and Start Saving Today
Think of how much sun is hitting your roof right now, and how much money you could be saving with a solar voltaic system. Now is the perfect time to ask us about installing one for your home.
Our team is waiting for your call, armed with the knowledge and experience to design and install your solar voltaic system.
We’ll stick with your from start to finish, and our work is fully backed by a guarantee. You’ll get the peace of mind that everything was done correctly the first time.