There has never been a better time to consider installing a solar photo voltaic (PV) system on your home, building or site. The process of permits, engineering, commissioning and paperwork can seem overwhelming - which is why we have a trained and qualified team to take care of it for you. Not all solar systems are created equal. We’ll make sure you have the right size system, explain in detail how the system works and give you a breakdown of the financial benefits you are going to see.
Every solar installation begins the exact same way: with a review of the homeowner/building owner’s past energy consumption and a site evaluation. First we must determine how much energy our customer needs. Believe it or not, there is a limit to the amount of energy a system can produce. According to the Micro-Generation Act, we cannot install a solar system that produced more than 110% of the customer’s historical energy consumption.
During the site evaluation we look for the best place to install the PV system. Depending on the site, there may be limits for how many panels can be installed. In ideal situations, we are actually able to install fewer modules and produce more energy than the average.
Once we have the initial information about the site and energy consumption, we put together a proposal. If accepted, we move forward with permitting. We first apply for an electrical permit. Then, we apply for a micro-generation agreement with the wire owner (Fortis, Epcor, etc.). If there are any potential rebates, we’ll apply for them at this time as well, doing all the necessary administrative work.
When all of the paperwork is complete we start the installation process, setting up all necessary inspections for the permits. After installation, we provide our customers with a full orientation, showing them everything they need to know about their new system and the energy tracking apps associated with it.
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Solar installation benefits
Save on Energy Costs
Offset your consumption with the production of a photovoltaic system. You will receive micro-generation credit on your monthly energy bill. The City of Edmonton also offers a rebate for installation of solar PV systems.
Offset Your Carbon Footprint
You will be producing and consuming clean and renewable energy. Excess clean energy will be exported to the grid to be consumed by others.
Utilize Renewable Energy
The sun is an incredible source of sustainable energy. Alberta is one of the best locations in the world for solar energy production, regardless of the season.
City of Edmonton Solar Rebate
The City of Edmonton now offers a solar rebate program. To help Edmontonians go green and transform their homes to use renewable energy, the City is offering $0.40/watt towards new solar installations. This is roughly 15% of the total installation cost! Contact our team to learn how you can benefit, or visit the City’s website.
Frequently Asked Questions
Q: Which direction is best for installed solar panels to face?
A: South facing installation is ideal, as it provides the most direct hours of sunlight. East and West facing installations however, will still produce a high rate of return by simply adding a module
Q: Is my roof ready for solar installation?
A: It really depends on the lifespan of your product or roofing material. It’s best if we come out and evaluate on site. We have the knowledge and expertise to determine the best and most cost effective solution for you.
Q: Can I add to the solar system later if I want to?
A: If you are looking at installing based on future consumption, it would be best to choose a system that would include future consumption. Adding on to an existing system requires resubmission of permits, engineering and micro-generation agreement.