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9 Reasons to go Solar in Canada

As energy prices increase in Canada, there’s never been a better time to become energy independent. 

But what is solar energy and what are the benefits for property owners in Canada? 

Why Solar in Canada?

We’ve put together the 9 main benefits of solar in Canada.

We know the sun’s energy is a natural resource available year-round. Using solar modules, we can transform this into usable power for your home or business.

Tapping into this energy to power our homes, businesses, and lives is more feasible today than ever before, thanks to recent technological advancements in solar energy. 

Canadian Solar Quotes understands the value of renewable resources and the importance of preserving our environment for future generations. 

For Canadians, there are 9 main benefits of solar power.

1. Energy Independence​

Solar energy provides the ability to produce your own electricity directly from the sun.

No more relying 100% on your energy supplier or the traditional power grids. This independence offers protection against fluctuating energy prices, transmission and distribution fees and potential shortages in supply.

If your system is grid tied (or on-grid), then excess energy can be sold back to the grid. If your system is off-grid or a hybrid installation, your excess energy can be stored in batteries, called Energy Storage Systems (ESS) for use when the sun isn’t shining.

This allows Canadians to have more control over their energy usage patterns and allows energy independence.

2. Long-Term Savings

While the initial cost to install a solar power system may be substantial, potential long-term savings make it a worthwhile investment.

Solar panels often pay for themselves within 5-12 years, through savings on energy bills along with Government incentives and rebates. 

Compare that with their average 25-30 year lifespan, and it’s easy to see why solar panels are seen as a low-risk, long term passive income investment.

3. Low Maintenance Requirements

Solar power systems are known for their durability and low maintenance requirements. 

With no moving parts, most solar panels come with a 25 to 30year performance warranty, ensuring peace of mind for homeowners and businesses.

Solar panels sometimes need to be cleaned off of debris, but overall, the loss for coverage, such as dirt and snow can be minimal.

4. Sustainability and Reducing Environmental Impact

One of the most significant advantages of solar energy is its clean and green energy source. Utilizing solar power helps reduce our dependence on fossil fuels, thereby decreasing greenhouse gas emissions. 

Whenever there is sunshine, solar panels generate consistent electricity with no air or water pollution, no greenhouse gas emissions, and minimal waste production. 

Emissions during solar panel production are heavily offset over the decades a solar power continues to generate power. 

Adopting solar power helps combat climate change and reduce our carbon footprint by reducing our need for fossil fuels.

5. Boost Property Value

Solar power installations have been shown to increase property values due to the growing demand for eco-friendly and energy-efficient homes and commercial properties. 

Properties equipped with solar power systems are becoming increasingly more attractive to potential buyers.

After all, if you’re buying a home or business, doesn’t the idea of being immune to rising energy prices and saving money on your power needs sound like a great feature of a property?

6. Tax Incentives and Rebates

On top of all that, different levels of the Canadian government offer tax incentives and rebates for those opting in for solar energy.

These rebates reduce the time to break even, also called the time to a positive Return On Investment (ROI) even further. 

The available rebates and incentives change over time, so it’s best to contact a reliable company for up-to-date information and requirements to see if you’re eligible.

7. Accessibility and Versatility

Solar technology has become much better over the years. Panels are robust and can handle the harsh Canadian climate with flying colours.

With the cost to go solar continually dropping, it’s becoming accessible for more and more Canadians. Improvements in panel technology allow low light conditions to generate power. 

Modules can even produce power while covered with snow due to the light penetrating the surface of the snow.

8. Encourage Economic Growth

Year after year, the solar industry is a rapidly growing sector that is contributing to job creation and economic development. 

By choosing solar power for your home or business, you are supporting an industry that fosters innovation, economic growth, and job opportunities.

By going solar, you’re promoting the future of clean and green energy in Canada. 

9. Utilizing Unused Space

How much free space is there on your roof that does nothing other than cover your property?

Chances are that there’s quite a bit of underutilizing area that could be working for you. Installing solar panels to use that vacant space is just a smart move.

Roof-mounted solar panels use otherwise wasted space while allowing the roof surface to last longer because of the coverage. 

Keep in mind, not every property will have the space to install the size of solar system they need to make their investment worthwhile.

Get in touch with Canadian Solar Quotes to see how viable solar energy is for you.

Why go solar in Canada?

Solar in Canada isn’t going anywhere, it’s only increasing in effectiveness and suitability for property owners all around the country.

There’s a good reason for the boom in solar energy, because it provides many benefits and with minimal risk, is seen as a solid low-risk, long-term investment.

If you would like to get your 3 obligation-free solar quotes from installation companies local to you, contact us today to get started.