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    • How does solar PV work? What are the advantages?

      When sunlight hits solar panels, it knocks out electrons out of silicone (material solar cells are made of), forcing them to move and create electric current (Direct Current). It then needs to be converted into AC (Alternating Current) with the help of an inverter, so it can be used in our house to power up lights or appliances or be sent back to the grid. Some of advantages of solar energy include sustainability, very little maintenance, high reliability and quiet operation.

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    • How much solar power does Alberta get?
      If you look at the data being collected by NRCan (Natural Resource Canada) annually, the amount of solar energy falling on a square meter of flat surface in Alberta is one of the highest in the country.
      For example, solar photovoltaic potential for Calgary is 1291 kWh/kW, which means that every 1 kW of installed DC power (for example, 4 solar panels of 250W each) will produce 1291 kWh of energy per year! If you compare this number with such cities as Toronto 1163 kWh/kW, Halifax – 1073 kWh/kW or Vancouver 1007 kWh/kW, you will see that Alberta is blessed with amount of solar energy we get every year! There are also amazing solar maps and tools available to homeowners, like Solar Potential Map for Calgarians located here: https://maps.calgary.ca/SolarPotential/
    • Are there any government solar grants or subsidies available?
      Yes, there are a few solar subsidy programs currently available to homeowners and businesses in Alberta. Solar grants are offered on the provincial, as well as municipal and utility levels. In February 2017 the Government of Alberta also announced a highly anticipated Residential and Commercial Solar program. It is expected to support installation of more than 10’000 solar rooftop projects by 2020.
    • What are the steps required to install solar panels on my home?
      Start with obtaining some quotes for your rooftop or ground mount solar panels installation, so you can make an informed decision. Proper site assessment, estimate for energy generation, and solar modules layout will become the basis for design, engineering, installation, and connection of your solar PV system. Your solar contractor should help you file in an application for solar panels program, contact your local electricity company, apply for electrical and building permits. Installation and connection of your solar panels array should be performed in a timely and professional manner. Your can read about questions you might want to ask your solar pv installer here
    • How much solar panels cost?
      That really depends on the number of factors: amount of roof space available, type of solar panels system you are looking to put in, size of the solar panels array, type and quality of mechanical and electrical components, share of government or provincial solar rebates, etc. If you are looking for a detailed quote, please fill out a request form on our website, and we’ll get back to you with a few free quotes within 24-48 hours. Make sure you are comparing “apples with apples” when it comes to choosing your solar panels contractor!
    • How does it protect me against raising energy prices?
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    • What is the average payback on a solar panels system
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    • How big of a system do I need?
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    • Does Alberta have a solar incentives program similar to the one in Ontario?
      Unfortunately not. Ontario’s microFIT and FIT programs have been implemented since 2009 and allow residential and commercial customers sell electricity back to the grid at a fixed guaranteed rate for 20 years. If you are looking for more information, please visit www.ontario-solar-installers.ca
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