Solar for Residential, Vaughan

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, Vaughan

Each year, more Canadians become concerned over the increasing cost of living. Among other bills and expenses, utility bills are one of the most unpredictable expenses which increase exponentially each year. Many homeowners have begun to turn to renewable power as a way to reduce utility costs and increase savings. Solar power is a renewable energy source which has begun to gain popularity over the last decade.

A great benefit of solar power is that it can help to reduce carbon emissions by 5-10 times the amount compared to natural gas. Reducing carbon emissions has become more and more important as climate change becomes an emerging issue, and as a result, many homeowners have begun to turn away from using traditional natural gas or coal energy sources. Solar panels allow homeowners to minimize their reliance on fossil fuels and the electrical grid, while also increasing their self-sufficiency and saving money. Solar panels can be used to supply power to a house during the day, and a solar coupled battery storage system can store the excess energy to be used at night as well.

 In addition, studies show that solar panels can increase your home’s property value by up to 4%. In addition, homes with solar panels typically sell quicker than homes without solar panels. An added benefit for homeowners in Ontario is the opportunity to earn up to $5,000 in rebates to offset the cost of installing renewable energy infrastructure into your home.

The cost of installing a solar power system will depend on the layout and size of your home, and the system’s capacity in watts. 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 Vaughan 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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