Solar For Saskatoon
HES Helps Bring Solar Power to Homes in Saskatoon, SK
There are dozens of homes in Saskatoon SK that are using solar electric power systems. The solar panels feed electricity into Saskatoon homes, and the owners use solar electricity first. Installed as part of Sask Power's Net Metering program, these solar homes have reduced their power purchases with solar electricity. It's a reliable, practical way to reduce electrical costs that all home owners can use. HES can help you conserve energy, use green renewable energy and reduce your electricity purchases by using solar energy!
Saving with Solar - It's Natural!
Why do home owners in Canada love solar electricity? First, solar prices have fallen to one third of the costs just 5 years ago, due to product innovation and the global solar explosion. Solar electric products last 30+ years or more and have proven they can reliably deliver power to a home without maintenance. And now we have reached Grid Parity in Canada, where the cost per kilowatt hour for solar electricity over the system life is cheaper than buying power from your local a utility.
Utility supplied electricity, on the other hand, is getting more expensive every year. Grab a Power bill, and look at the rates, the rate riders and the GST surcharges. Most utilities are raising rates between 5 and 10 per year, and price increases are still needed to cover the costs of network upgrades and new, cleaner generation.
HES Solar Electric Systems reduce the power you need to buy. You can take control of your power bills by providing 10 to 100% of your home’s electrical needs by installing solar panels. You can insure your power is clean. You can lower your operating costs, especially into your retirement. Your solar asset will increase your home’s value.
To learn more about Canadian facts, download our Solar Fact Sheet. Then ask about a Free Solar Assessment for your home.
Saskatchewan Solar Benefits
Solar systems offer the people of Saskatchewan a wide range of benefits, including:
- Daily savings on electricity costs
- Lower home operating costs, important in retirement years
- Protection against electricity rate increases
- Utilization of Green Energy over fossil fuels
- Attractive rate of return on capital invested
Consider the investment side. A solar system will typically product power 30+ years, and solar panels have a 25 year warranty. The solar investment delivers electricity every day. But the value of that electricity increases every year as utilities raise electrical rates.
In Saskatchewan, with its great solar climate, and with the help of the Sask Power Solar Rebates, solar systems offer a return of investment of equivalent to a 30 year GIC of 12%. How? A 10 kW system with an installed cost after rebates of $24,000 would save over $2,000 in electricity this year. If rates were to rise by only 5% per year, the invest would yield the equivalent of 12% and a net return of $110,000 over the system life.
Another way to look at the solar benefit is as a tool to fixed electrical costs. A 4kW residential solar system, based on today’s costs, would offer the owner fixed cost on 165,000 kilowatt hours of electricity at 6.8 cents. How? Each kilowatt of PV modules installed will generate 1375 kilowatt hours per year on an unshaded south facing roof. Over 30 years that’s 165,000 kilowatt hours. Take the typical system cost after rebates of $11,200, and divide by the power delivered, and that’s 6.8 cents. And that’s almost have the current rate of electricity of 14 cents.
No matter how you look at it, and HES solar system offers a wide range of benefits to home and business owners in Saskatchewan. If you are interest in a quote from an HES Certified Installer, contact us here.
Free Solar Home Assessment
Does your home receive direct sunlight on its roof during the day? Is there unobstructed roof space ready for solar panels? How much area for solar does your house offer and how much energy can you expect? These are questions that together we can answer.
HES and its dealers offer a free assessment to determine the suitability of your home for solar electricity. Simply complete our