A. Clark Roofing and Siding LP is pleased to announce their new partnership with ATUM Energy Services in offering solar panels for commercial and residential roofs. For 60 years, A. Clark Roofing and Siding LP has helped thousands of homeowners in Edmonton, St. Albert, and Sherwood Park to improve the look and quality of their homes with expert craftsmanship and professionalism. This new partnership builds upon this history of service while bringing a sustainable and renewable form of energy, at an affordable price with a great return on your investment, which will continue to exceed the expectations of our customers.
Canada has a great solar climate. According to ATUM Energy Services, technology has improved and costs have come down dramatically over the last 5 years making a PV (Photovoltaic) system very affordable. Solar energy uses the sun’s rays to produce heat or electricity, making it one of the most promising renewable and reliable energy resources in the world. Solar Photovoltaics (PV) is a technology that creates sunlight into electricity. Solar thermal technology uses the sun’s energy to generate heat.
A grid-tied solar PV system creates electricity by harnessing the suns energy, with any surplus power transferred to the grid and at night or periods of low sunlight, the electrical grid will be there to meet your needs for electricity. One kilowatt (1000 watts) of solar panels mounted with good exposure facing south, could generate between 1,000 and 1,400 kilowatt hours (kWh) of electricity per year with many Canadian houses using between 5,000kWh and 13,000kWh per year. Any surplus can provide a return on your financial investment at the same time having a positive effect on the environment.
An ideal site for solar:
- Faces true south or close to true south;
- Has full solar access year round. No shading from trees or buildings to the south; and,
- Unobstructed roof space. No plumbing vents, roof vents or any other roof mounted accessories.
Alberta has large quantities of solar energy that is free and waiting to be used. Since January 1, 2009, the energy dealer must buy back excess power at a rate the same to what the customer’s current retail rate is in Alberta. However, Alberta is the only province or state in North America with no specific incentive programs for solar energy, but there is a Federal 50 percent accelerated Capital Cost Allowance in Canada. There are also a few local municipal solar programs.
Solar Panel Installation in Edmonton
A. Clark Roofing and Siding LP. and ATUM Energy Services wants to help Albertans lower their energy costs and give them an investment that they can see a viable return on. For more information on ATUM Energy Services’ products visit www.atumenergyservices.com. For more information visit www.aclark.ca, and to discuss whether solar panels are right for your home, call us at 780.465.7571 today.