Installing solar panels is cost effective in that it saves you money each month, protecting you from annually rising electricity costs, while simultaneously increasing your properties value.
With modern solar power technology, you can now choose to generate your own power from a more sustainable and greener source of energy! Although there are some restrictions and limitations as to who can choose solar power versus residential electricity, most homeowners in Ontario can now generate some if not all their electricity from their own rooftops all thanks to Ontario’s Net-Metering program.
SolarUp’s residential rooftop solar panel systems are a smart financial decision and a reliable way to reduce your emissions, while saving your family from rising electricity costs. Ontario homeowners currently pay some of the highest prices per kWh for electricity compared to the rest of Canada. In fact, the cost of electricity has doubled in the last 10 years compared to the cost of solar energy, which is currently at an all-time low. Making solar energy now less expensive than any other energy source when measured in context. And so, renewable energy, such as solar power, is now the cheapest form of energy around.
SolarUp, installs the latest and most advanced residential solar power systems available on the market to date, in Ontario. With the highest-quality products, and expertly trained solar technicians, we guarantee the best residential solar energy output, to ensure our clients get the most out of their energy and money! Give us a call today and we’ll be sure to answer all of your questions about owning your power. We also provide free-on site assessments of your home’s rooftop solar panel potential in a detailed report following our inspection.
Save Money on Electricity: Solar power will lower your electricity rate to a fixed rate for the life of the installation compared to the unpredictable rising price of grid electricity. Additionally, with Ontario’s Net-Metering programme, now when you generate more power than your home is using, you will receive a one-to-one credit from your local utility company for every additional electricity kWh produced.
Enhance Property Value: Choosing Solar power for your home increases the overall value of your home from day one. There are two kinds of value that a solar power system can add to your home: investment value and consumption value.
Investment value refers to the actual monetary value that gets added to your home, increasing the overall sale price of your home.
Consumption value refers to the environmental benefits of installing and using an environmentally friendly energy source. Though, for consumption the amount of value that a solar panel system can add depends on several factors, such as: location of your home, size of the installation, & the original value of your home.
Reduce Carbon Emissions: With residential solar, you can offset coal and gas emissions. In fact, solar alone can offset daytime emissions. Though, solar plus battery storage enables up to 100% carbon offset.
Reliability: Residential solar power provides homeowners with a reliable alternative source of energy that reduces our carbon footprint and dependence on grid electricity.
Residential rooftop solar panels have a variety of benefits for all Ontario homeowners, one of the major benefits to choosing solar, is the amount of money one can save on electricity costs. How much one can save depends on several factors. Such as the size and the angle of your rooftop. Though, the largest contributing factor in determining how much solar power can save you and your family is the local electricity rates. Generally, the average Ontario homeowner can save up to 50% or more on electricity spending over the lifetime of the solar panel system upon installation. This can add up to $1000’s of dollars saved!
To determine how much you can save, first you must calculate how much you are spending on electricity every year. After which, you must consider the ever-changing nature of the electricity prices to estimate what utility rates will be in the years to come. Then you can compare the cost of utility electricity with residential solar, though, keep in mind the utility’s electricity rates increase annually. Because of the nature of solar power as an up-front investment, the only costs that are associated with a residential rooftop solar panel system would be the cost of the initial installation.
Note: it’s important to mention that what percentage of your total electricity consumption will be offset by your new solar system is primarily dependent on how accurately sized your solar system is in the first place. Make sure to calculate how many solar panels you’ll require to calculate that percentage. Here at SolarUp we do all the design work for you, so be sure to get in touch with one of our solar specialists today!
Our complete solar installation plan ensures client satisfaction, making the move to solar power simpler than ever. Our trained experts work alongside you from the beginning of the preliminary design stage up until the initial installation of the solar panel system. We take care of every detail including permitting and regulatory application. Here’s how we do it.
Step 1: Book a Free Assessment
Step 2: Site Visit & Preliminary Design
Step 3: Initial Quote & Proposal
Step 4: Application & Permissions
Step 5: Installation & Commissioning
Step 6: Monitoring & Maintenance
When considering a company for residential rooftop solar panel services, SolarUp offers the highest efficiency technology available. With greater density and lower cost for initial installation costs & product costs. Moreover, the aesthetic of our products makes it easy to increase the value of your home in an efficient and appealing manner. Adding both functionality and beauty to your energy efficient home. SolarUp also ensures client satisfaction and works alongside you during initial inspections and estimates of your home’s capacity for solar power. Our team of certified professionals can assist you in answering any questions throughout the installation process. Services homes across Toronto and the GTA.
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The number of rooftop solar panels one residential home in Toronto might require is dependent on several factors, such as: the average energy consumption of your household, your current energy use in watts, the climate and amount of direct sunlight exposure for your area, along with the efficiency and size of the solar panel system being considered for installation.
Whether or not your solar power system will completely offset your electricity needs is primarily determined by how accurately you size your system. With the help of the experts at SolarUp, we can calculate the number of solar panels required to secure that percentage for you hassle free! Considering that, sizing your system correctly is essential for effective solar power generation.
The purpose of a solar panel system is to absorb sunlight throughout the day and convert the direct current (DC) into alternating current (AC), which is the type of energy used to power your home. Therefore, solar panel systems do not have the ability to produce electricity during dark hours. Nevertheless, cloudy days won’t break your solar panel’s ability to function accordingly. Although there is less power output on these days, the system will still work like it should. On top of that, Ontario’s Net-Metering programme enables you to store excess solar energy in the utility grid and receive one-to-one credit for the excess electricity to be used toward future electricity cost within the next 12 months.
When your solar panels are covered in a thick blanket of snow, blocking the sunlight, and prohibiting your system from generating energy, it’s important to note that snow has an insignificant effect on your solar production. So long as your system has been professionally installed, your array is built to handle all seasonal weather conditions. Professional solar installers such as SolarUp, take your region’s typical weather pattern into account upon installation.
Solar panel systems upon installation ensure decades of free electricity with minimal maintenance requirements. Designed for reliability and durability against all weather conditions. However, it’s recommended that all solar panel systems are cleaned and inspected every 4-5 years, to further ensure the efficiency of your system. With SolarUp’s free preventative maintenance program every 5 years, which is included with the installation of your residential solar power system installation, you are assured optimum performance of your solar system for the next 25 years.
Rooftop suitability for residential solar panel installation depends on several factors, such as, the age and condition of your roof, the size of your roof, and most importantly the roof’s slope orientation. The professionals at SolarUp ensure our utmost attention to these details during our on-site inspection, for any home considering the installation of a new solar panel system.
All solar panels are designed to last anywhere from 25-30 years upon initial installation. The pace at which solar panels lose efficiency over time is called the degradation rate and is a natural consequence of their exposure to the elements. According to a 2012 study by the National Renewable Energy Laboratory, panels lose anywhere from 0.5 percent to 0.8 percent of their production capacity each year, a very small amount indeed. SolarUp installs high quality panels which hold a 25 year performance warranty. However, even 25 years after initial installation solar panels are known to function close to 85% of their original energy output.
For safety reasons Grid Tied solar panels systems do not produce any electricity in event of power outage unless tied up with a battery backup system.
Solar Energy monitoring is a vital part to any solar panel system. As these systems work to send you real time data of your energy consumption and generation, in addition to, other system diagnosis reports to inform you of any maintenance issue pertaining to your panels overall well-being and function or inverter malfunctions.