Alberta may be rich in oil and gas but more and more people are beginning to realize just how rich the province is in solar resources as well. We have more than enough solar energy to provide power for our homes and businesses, and Edmonton roofing companies are starting to help home and business owners harness this energy with solar panels. At A. Clark Roofing & Siding LP our Edmonton and Sherwood Park roofing contractors are proud to offer solutions for property owners who are looking to make their home or business more sustainable.
Solar panels have become more affordable than ever for the average home and business owner in Alberta. One reason for this is that, thanks to advances in technology, more efficient panels can now be built at a cheaper cost. The Alberta Government’s Residential and Commercial Solar Program is also helping home and business owners with the cost of a solar panel array. Under this new $36-million rebate program, homeowners are eligible for a 30% rebate on solar power system costs up to $10,000, while businesses are eligible for a 25% rebate on solar power system costs up to $500,000. The Alberta Government hopes that its solar program will create over 10,000 new solar roofs in the province.
There are many good reasons why your roof should be among them. First, making the switch to renewable energy will help to reduce your carbon footprint, making your home or business more environmentally friendly. At the same time, solar panels will help you save money in the long run. Yes, you will need to make an initial investment, but the average lifespan of a quality solar panel array installed by Edmonton roofers is long enough for the system to pay for itself through savings on your energy bills. Plus, solar panels will also boost your property value, as they are a strong selling point for potential homebuyers.
Many people wrongly assume that Alberta is not a good location for solar energy. On the contrary, Alberta’s clear skies, minimal precipitation, and long summer days are ideal for solar power generation. The savings on cooling costs over the summer can be particularly substantial, especially because the long days will allow you to generate energy during the hottest parts of the day. The angle of a solar panel array can be optimized for shorter winter days to capture as much solar energy as possible.
Now is a great time to take advantage of the Residential and Commercial Solar Program. If you’re eager to start using solar power and save money on your energy bills, then the Edmonton roofers at A. Clark Roofing & Siding LP are here to help. Our team can install solar panels for your home or business, optimizing their placement to capture the energy from the sun year-round. We also provide roof repair in Edmonton to ensure that your roof is in good condition before the solar panels are installed.