All you would need to begin generating solar power is just four modules, and you will have a capacity for, on average, 1 kilowatt!
If you were to generate 1 kilowatt for 25 years, it would offset the combustion of coal and natural gas by eliminating 1500-2500 pounds of CO2!
You can also add more panels at a later date (especially when electricity prices climb!) to increase your power generation and rely less on the grid.
Making the transition from your current source of power to a new clean source of power has never been so simple.
The Residential and Commercial Solar Program (herein RCSP) provides financial rebates to Alberta homeowners, businesses, and non-profits who install solar photovoltaic (PV) systems on their homes, businesses, and facilities in the Province. This web site will allow you to complete a new application and check the status of existing applications and payments.
The following are eligible to participate in the Residential and Commercial Solar Program:
The program provides a rebate of $0.75/watt to residential systems. The maximum grant amount is the lesser of 30% of eligible system cost or $10,000. Details on the program can be found here.
The program provides a $0.75/watt rebate to commercial systems. The maximum grant amount is the lesser of 25% of the eligible system cost or $500,000. Details on the program can be found here.
The program provides a $0.75/watt rebate to non-profit systems. The maximum grant amount is the lesser of 25% of the eligible system cost or $500,000. Details on the program can be found here.
No batteries are required when you install solar panels that are “grid-tied”. You consume “free power” that you generate from your panels when the sun is shining. Any excess power flows back onto the grid. “Net Zero” is when you produce the same amount of electricity as you consume. Since your solar system produces electricity only when the sun is shining you need to produce sufficient excess electricity back to the grid to offset what you consume when the sun isn’t shining.
Batteries are only required if you are “off-grid”.
The number of modules you can start with is 4, and you can go up from there. When we provide you with a Solar Assessment, we will be able to tell how many solar modules we can install on your roof or property.
Throughout the world, solar power systems that were installed in the late 80’s are still working today! Our solar modules have a 25-year performance warranty. We expect the systems to last 30 – 50 years with minimal maintenance.