Solar for Residential, Mississauga

As utility prices rise, many homeowners are starting to turn towards renewable energy as a way to reduce their utility costs.
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Solar for Residential, Mississauga

The rising cost of living has become a growing cause for concern amongst many Canadian homeowners. Amongst other things, the cost of housing, food and transportation has gone up exponentially over the past decade, and it has become difficult for many Canadians to budget adequately and reduce their expenses. One reliable and sustainable way to reduce expenses is to transition to the use of sustainable energy, specifically solar power. Solar power is great for the environment, and is a good way to reduce your carbon footprint, as it lowers carbon emissions by 5-10 times the amount compared to natural gas and coal.

In addition to reduced carbon emissions, another huge benefit gained from installing solar panels is reducing reliance on the electrical grid. Utility providers have been known to arbitrarily increase usage rates based on supply and demand, which usually results in higher costs for homeowners using electricity at night. Relying mainly on solar power allows you to to capture and store energy that can later be used at nighttime, and avoid your utility bill going up unexpectedly.

Another great benefit of having solar panels in your home is the increase in property value. Multiple studies have shown that your home can be worth up to 4% more after installing solar panels, which can result in thousands of dollars in profit. In addition, homeowners who decide to upgrade their home by installing solar panels can benefit from Canada’s Greener Homes grant which provides a rebate of $5,000 towards the cost of solar panel installation.

There are many factors that go into determining the optimal solar power system, such as the layout and size of the home. The cost of installation will be dependent on the size of the solar power system and its capacity – in Ontario, the average cost of installing a solar power system is approximately $2.46 per watt. If you’re thinking about installing solar panels in your home today, don’t hesitate to contact MADE ELECTRIC for more information! Our team operates within Mississauga and the GTA, and we are committed to helping meet all of your needs.


Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

What happens to the excess solar power produced by my panels?

In Ontario, you can work with your local utility provider to either earn a credit on your electric bill, or sell your excess energy back to the grid for profit. Any credits that you receive on your electric bill can be carried forward and saved for up to one year.

Will my solar panels still work when it snows?

Solar panels need direct access to sunlight to work, so if the panels are covered in snow they will not be able to function properly and produce electricity. The snow is not heavy enough to damage your solar panels, however if the snow accumulates it can be cleaned off the panels easily. In addition, most panels are tilted since they are installed on roofs, so snow accumulation is uncommon and the panels will rarely need to be manually cleaned.

What size solar energy system should I get?

The size of your solar power system will depend on many factors, including but not limited to the size of your home, the weather and climate conditions in your city, and the typical electrical usage in the home. A licensed electrical contractor can help you determine what size solar energy system you should get, and help you figure out the best layout to best suit your home’s needs.

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