Solar Panels In Calgary For A Greener Planet

Looking to reduce your environmental impact and lower your energy costs at home? Discover residential solar panel systems at Zeno and start generating clean energy.

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The Zeno dream was born in the sunniest place in Canada, which boasts over 300 sunny days every year!

We’re talking about Calgary…

We knew such weather could power solar energy solutions for a more sustainable future…

So we got to work on creating Zeno.

Since then, we’ve helped many homes and businesses with our solar panels here in Calgary save on their power bills.

We’re committed to installing solar solutions on one million plus homes by 2040 for a better future.

Read on to learn how renewable energy companies in Calgary like us can benefit your home or business.

Creating A Healthier Planet With Solar Panel Solutions In Calgary

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With plenty of sunshine and generous government incentives, solar panel installation in Calgary is a smart investment that pays off in the long run.
Whether you’re looking to reduce your carbon footprint, lower your energy bills, increase your home’s value – or all of these  – we’ve got you covered with our renewable energy solutions here in Calgary!

Why Calgary Is The Best For Solar Energy 

With an average of 2,300 hours of sunshine per year, Calgary is a dream for solar energy.

Our solar energy installers in Calgary allow your panels to convert sunlight into electricity to power your home. 

By committing to renewable energy in Calgary, you’re saving money on your electricity bills by generating free and renewable energy.

Did you know: a typical solar panel system can pay for itself within 5-7 years, depending on your energy consumption – which makes solar energy for many in Calgary a logical step.

In addition, there are generous incentives and rebates for installing solar panels.

Let’s take a look at them.

Rebates and Incentives For Solar Panel Installation In Calgary 

The Government of Canada is offering a new initiative called the Canada Greener Homes Grant.

How Does the Canada Greener Homes Grant Work?

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It provides up to $5,000 in incentives for approved energy-efficient home retrofits, which include solar panels in your Calgary home or business. 

It also offers a reimbursement of up to $600 for both pre and post-retrofit evaluations. 

But to receive the grant, both evaluations are required.

To be reimbursed for the pre-retrofit evaluation, you must complete the entire Greener Homes Grant process and move forward with at least one recommended retrofit.

Completed home retrofits can receive up to $5,000 in reimbursement for energy retrofits!

Moreover, you can receive a reimbursement rate of $1,000 per kWh with your Calgary solar panels. 

Also, you may maximize your savings by taking on more than one retrofit recommended by your energy advisor.

Qualifying For The Canada Greener Homes Grant

To qualify, all equipment must be purchased in Canada. 

Online purchases are acceptable if ordered from a Canadian online distributor. 

Additionally, solar panels and inverters must be certified under CSA Standards, and the rated solar panel must have a peak power capacity higher or equal to 1.0 kW.

To find out faster if you qualify, speak to one of our team members now!

What’s The Cost of a Solar Panel in Calgary?

The next question customers have is: “What’s the price of a solar panel in Calgary?” 

And we can answer this with a solar panel assessment of your Calgary home or business. 

When you contact us for a quote, we’ll take a look at your most recent energy bill to determine the size of your system and ask for a photo of your electric panel to see if an upgrade is required.

We’ll then learn your address to remotely design a custom system using Google imaging and our solar software.

Why not take a look at our solar calculator here, to discover how much money you can save on your power bills with solar panels in Calgary? 

So don’t sit around wondering: “What is the solar panel cost in Calgary?” contact us here for a quote and get your answer as soon as possible!

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Fill in the form below & get your free, no-obligation, custom solar quote today.  Included in quote is how much money you can savereturn-on-investment, custom solar design and more.

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Support local solar providers when you choose Zeno. We got our start in Calgary and now are proud to have the most 5-star ratings of all solar companies in Canada. We’ve installed hundreds of custom, turnkey solar panel solutions for many happy clients in Calgary.

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General solar FAQ

Zeno has unique access to Alberta’s Green Energy industry. Light Up Alberta is a non-government program which encourages a switch to solar and renewable power. In short, retailers pay you back for what you don’t use. In spring and summer, that can earn you 30.00 ¢/kWh for energy put back into the grid. Want to know more? Contact Spot Power or Park Power and start earning now. Be a part of the massive shift Zeno and friends are adding momentum to every day. Happy Earth Month, friends.

 

Please note: This program is designed for systems that produce more energy on site. Best times to be on solar club rates  vary but can start as early as mid-March until as late as mid-Septmber.  Zeno will not be able to perform any bill changes on behalf of clients.

  1. Solar panels collect the Sun’s energy.
  2. The energy captured by the solar panels is converted into usable energy for your home or business.
  3. The now usable energy available can be consumed by electronics and appliances such as your computer, TV, and smartphone.
  4. An additional benefit to having available solar energy at your home is that it can provide clean, carbon free energy for your transportation.
  5. Additional energy that is not used by your electronics, appliances, or electric vehicle are exported to the local electrical grid and generates additional income.

 

 

To complete our free solar assessment, you will need to provide our sales team with information and photos. This includes but is not limited to the following:

  1. A copy of your most recent energy bill. This will allow us to model your energy consumption in order to design an optimal solar system and provide accurate pricing.
  2. Pictures of your electrical infrastructure and roof type. This will allow us to determine if your new solar system can be easily integrated with your home’s existing electrical infrastructure and roof.
  3. Confirmation of your address. This allows us to use Google imaging combined with our in-house software to remotely design your system while taking into consideration available roof space, potential shading structures, and optimal tilt.

The assessment process also allows us to address any questions or apprehensions about solar that you may have. We want to make sure you understand everything before you make a decision.

Click HERE for a copy of the information collection form we send out!

The team at Zeno will analyze your locationelectricity usageand sustainability goals to determine your suitability for solar. You can ask us questions you may have about solar, incentives, installation, and anything else you can think of.

Once approved, we will handle obtaining Electrical Permits and fill out your Incentive and MicroGeneration Applications for you. We will develop a schedule that works for you and make sure you are satisfied with every aspect of the process. We may need you to sign a couple forms depending on your utility provider.

You may be required to either sign a Fortis Consent Form or EPCOR Consent Form, depending on your utility provider.

Our qualified team of professional electricians will install your system, ensuring quality work throughout. We will connect the new solar panels to your existing electrical system and have your meter replaced by the local wire line owner so that you can connect and sell to the grid.

After installation, our experienced team will review the solar system with you and explain how everything works, including incentives and micro-generation. We will answer any additional questions, ensure you are satisfied with the work, and have a comfortable understanding of your system.

If your solar modules are covered in snow, they will not produce power. However, the effect of snow is built into the expected yearly production that presented in your proposal. This means the days the solar does not produce due to snow coverage are already accounted for when determining your energy offset

Solar panels are tougher than your roof! They are designed to withstand snow, rain, wind, hail, and everything else nature may throw their way. We have seen cases where perfectly intact solar panels have had to be removed so that homeowners could replace their hail-damaged roof. Our Tier 1 panels have a UL/IEC 61730 rating, meaning they have been extensively tested for impact in multiple ways. Check out THIS LINK for more details on the testing process as well as this video showing a solar panel standing up to hail.

It’s always better to be safe than sorry. By integrating solar modules into your home insurance for only $10 – $20 per year, depending on your provider, you can stay protected in the rare chance that hail becomes a problem.

Fortunately, warm weather has little to do with a location’s solar potential. Calgary is one of the sunniest cities in Canada, receiving more than 300 days per year of sunshine. The snow we get in Canada also acts as a reflective surface, which increases our solar potential. Another additional bonus is our cold weather! Solar panels produce more energy when they are cold since their conductivity increases. Calgary has a solar potential of about 1292, which is higher than both Rio de Janeiro and Rome!