An increasing number of homeowners in Alberta are installing solar modules to take a step towards affordability and smart energy use. Converting to solar energy enables you to conserve energy and save money almost immediately following the installation. Solar energy offers homeowners long-term savings because it’s essentially free to capture rays from the sun, which in Alberta we receive in abundance.
In addition, using solar energy moves you away from consuming conventional resources to using a clean energy source that you can feel proud of. Solar modules also extend the life expectancy of a roof by protecting it from the elements, such as rain, snow and debris.
The solar industry recorded record-breaking growth in 2020 despite the global pandemic
Solar is the cheapest and most abundant energy source in the world
Over 2 million solar systems have been installed in the U.S. alone
Multiple manufacturers offer a solar panel today above 20 percent efficiency
Homeowners in the U.S. have achieved break-even point with solar in as short as 3 years
Airplanes can fly around the world while running entirely on solar energy
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If your dream is to transform your property into something that runs on clean and sustainable energy, we have the solution! Legacy Renewables is committed to providing exceptional solar energy solutions to our clients. Our goal is to leave you feeling impressed by our innovative solar energy solutions and impeccable customer service!
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Frequently Asked Questions
What are the financial benefits of solar energy?
When you install a solar energy system on your property, you save money on your electricity bills and protect yourself against rising electricity rates in the future. How much you can save depends on the utility rates and solar policies in your area, but going solar is a smart investment regardless of where you live.
Can Solar Power My Whole House?
Yes! One of the common misconceptions about solar power is that you run only certain items with the power that is produced.
While this may be the case with off-grid systems, grid-tied systems, like the ones Simple Solar installs, do not provide power to specific devices. Instead, it simply a percentage of the electricity that your entire house uses.
For example, you could offset 10%, 50% or even 100% of your monthly electrical usage.
The solar system ties into your home’s electrical system and simply provides power as it is produced. The amount of your usage that can be offset by solar depends on the size and angle of your roof, as well as your budget. Many customers do offset their entire electric bills with solar.
How much money will my solar power system save me? How will I know?
Your solar power system will typically save you anywhere from 20% to 100% of your monthly electrical energy. Everyone’s system and energy habits are unique and as such so are everyone’s savings. Your electrical provider (i.e. EPCOR for Edmonton, AB), will monitor your solar energy generation vs usage and credit you accordingly on your bill.
The average home in Alberta and Saskatchewan uses approximately 7,000kWh/yr which is roughly what 16 solar panels will produce. The average home will become electrically Net-Zero from just 16 solar panels!
You will be able to monitor your solar power statistics through an online monitoring service available on any internet-enabled device. Through this online service, you can see how much solar energy you’re generating and how much carbon your solar panels are offsetting.
Does solar increase the value of my home?
Yes, studies have shown that solar homes sell for 3-5% more than comparable non-solar homes. One NREL study showed that solar-equipped homes sold for $16,995 more on average.
So if you want to go solar but aren’t sure whether you’ll stay in your house long enough for the system to pay itself off, you can rest assured that you can recoup most or all of your solar investment when you decide to list your home.