Solar Saskatchewan

Solar Saskatchewan

 

Saving with Solar in Saskatchewan

Saskatchewan encourages its residents to use solar to reduce their power consumption. While the province enjoys clean generation from Hydro plants, the supply is limited. As needs grow province wide, expensive upgrades and new generation will be needed. Saskatchewan Utilities would like customers to reduce power consumption, and considers self-generation from solar a key to their future. Solar installations, whether on a residential roof, ground mounted on a acreage, or on commercial roofs, produce power for its owners at costs close to buying utility power now. If the power is not needed during the day, it can be exported back to your Saskatchewan Utility as part of their Net Metering program, for a credit. The customer then uses this credit against power used at night, or during the winter.


How does it work?

Electricity sent to the grid is banked and applied to your current month’s electricity consumption. Any excess electricity is carried over to the following month and applied against that month’s consumption. A credit appears on your monthly bill showing the net amount of electricity that has been banked. Your excess power should be used within the year; if not, at the end of 12 months on your net metering anniversary date, any credits you may have for excess electricity sent to the grid will reset to zero.


What’s in it for Saskatchewan customers?

  • Control of current power costs: A solar system can produce 20 to 100% of the annual power needed to run a home. With the incentives the electricity off the roof is close to the same as buying power from SaskPower. Add future rate increase and the solar electricity gets cheaper every year.
  • Investment: A solar system typically yields 5-10% rate of return on the cash invested. Since solar systems last 30 years or more, it’s like a long term GIC. Commercial customers can take advantage of Class 43.2 Accelerated Capital Cost Allowance for an even better rate return.
  • Empowerment: Now you are in control of your own power. Rising costs will not affect you in the same way. Plan for lower costs when you retire, and enhance the value of your property.

Saskatchewan Solar Support Programs:

The SaskPower Solar Program has incentives to help homes and businesses install solar to reduce their consumption of utility power. The overall goal is to defer the need for Saskatchewan to add generation facilities, and solar is clean, reliable and empowers residents to take control of the power.


The incentives include:

  • 20% rebate offered to customers after their solar systems are installed and approved. Typical systems are 3 to 100kW, so the rebates could range from $2,000 to $56,000.

    Installation process

    • Obtain the required electrical permits and electrical inspections, including approvals required under the bylaws of the city, town or municipality where the installation occurs;
    • Install your renewable electricity generating equipment, including the energy production meter (this meter is only required if applying for the Net Metering Rebate);
    • Perform other tasks required to comply with SaskPower’s or your local electricity provider’s net metering policies, including the signing of a net metering interconnection agreement; and
    • Once your system has passed the electrical inspection, contact your HES Certified Installer or your local electricity provider to have the bi-directional meter installed.
       Net Metering in Solar Saskatchewan

    Interested in learning more about using solar to offset your home's energy consumption? Read some Frequently Asked Questions about Grid-Tie and residential solar.


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    HES-GT-2.5 and 5.0

    The HES-GT-2.5 and HES-GT-5.0 have everything you need to add grid-tie solar to your home. The powerful 2.5 and 5kW rooftop solar systems feature HES Solar modules – a reliable brand name you can trust to deliver rated power for decades. Our systems include high efficiency Fronius, SolarEdge or Enphase inverters. Online performance monitoring is also available.


    HES-GT-5.0 System

    Ground Mount Solar

    If you own property, but do not have the roof space for a larger solar system, consider the HES-PV 2-Tiered racking system. Now you can place the solar panels anywhere with good solar exposure. The system mounts on concrete or wooden posts, and is expandable in 2kW increments. Great for offsetting consumption of homes and businesses in rural areas.


    Ground Mounts

    Commercial

    HES has the experience to ensure the timely and successful design of PV power systems. Our staff has successfully designed over 5MW of systems for Utility owned FIT Sites, Rural farming properties, First Nations Development Projects, and many other PV based projects throughout Canada. Our experience includes many FIT, net metered, industrial and telecom projects.


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