With an average of 2,396 hours of sunlight each year, Calgary is an ideal city for solar technology. Increasingly, homeowners and businesses in our great City are using alternative energy sources and technologies to operate their homes and buildings.
The City of Calgary has released a great tool to evaluate the solar potential of your location.
"It is intended to be a starting point for people who are curious about the viability of solar as an energy source for their particular building."
The Clean Energy Improvement Program (CEIP) is scheduled to launch in the City of Okotoks and in Calgary in the Fall of 2022. From CEIP: "Administered by the Alberta Municipal Services Corporation, CEIP addresses upfront cost barriers to make energy efficiency and renewable energy upgrades more attainable to property owners. Residential property owners will be able to access flexible financing through The City to pay for eligible upgrades, with repayment collected through property taxes.". Contact us to take advantage of this fantastic opportunity!
The Canada Greener Homes Grant program launched in 2021. Your residential solar project will qualify for $1,000 per kW installed up to a total of $5,000. Many of our customers have used this grant program. Contact us to take advantage of this program before it is gone!
In 2022 the Government of Canada expanded the program and now offers Loans up to $40,000 for essentially the same scopes of work. These loans are interest free for a period of 10 years which helps ensure positive ROI in that period.
Most energy retailers in the Calgary area have announced seep price increases expected in the coming months, and there is no expectation that this is stopping soon. In Calgary, solar power can be an insulation against rising costs, by fixing a levelized cost of electricity, that will be reliable for the life of the system.
Simply put, yes! Calgary is a great place for solar. This is a screenshot of the PV potential map from provided HERE, by the City of Calgary.