The Residential and Commercial Solar Program offers rebates to homeowners, businesses and non-profits that install solar photovoltaic (PV) systems. Bolstered by other initiatives like the Alberta Municipal Solar Program and the On-Farm Solar PV Program, solar uptake has doubled in the province since 2015. Albertans are keen on solar, and this program keeps the momentum going!
What will the impact be?
By 2019, the program is expected to:
Support the creation of 900 jobs in Alberta’s solar sector
Cut solar installation costs by up to 30 per cent for residences
Cut solar installation costs by up to 25 per cent for businesses and non-profits
Reduce greenhouse gas emissions in the province by about half a million tonnes—the equivalent of taking 100,000 passenger vehicles off the road
This program is just one more example of Alberta taking the lead on energy efficiency and renewable energy, which will protect pocketbooks, make life more comfortable, create good jobs, and help diversify our economy.
Maybe you are considering purchasing a renewable energy system to generate electricity at your home. At D&B Electrical, we can help you. Hearing persisting rumors that energy costs will rise 30% in the next 2 years and although it takes time and money to research, buy, and maintain a system, many people enjoy the independence they gain and the knowledge that their actions are helping the environment and their future.
A renewable energy system can be used to supply some or all of your electricity needs, using technologies like:
Small solar electric systems
Small wind electric systems
Small hybrid electric systems (solar and wind).
Planning for a home renewable energy system is a process that includes analyzing your existing electricity use (and considering energy efficiency measures to reduce it), looking at local codes and requirements, deciding if you want to operate your system on or off of the electric grid, and understanding technology options you have for your site.