With the demand for residential solar panels is increasing day by day, many homeowners in Calgary are thinking of converting to renewable energy by adding solar panels to their roofs!
Purchasing the equipments upfront is expensive and often stops many people from making the move! Today, the leasing option, available through the Generate Choice Program from Enmax is offering another, more attainable alternative for residents interested in cutting greenhouse gas emissions and lowering their electric bills!!
“Basically, it allows people an easy, accessible and more-affordable way of adopting solar,” says project manager Mike Becker to the Calgary Herald. With a 15 year lease time that is enhanced with a warranty, Calgarians can now go green and limit those expensive electricity bills by choosing the system that can best fit their needs and budget!
The first step is home evaluation to determine if your home is suitable for energy production. South facing roof is the best, as long as it receives direct sunlight, and is free from shades and other obstructions! Permitting, installation and maintenance are all done by the leasing company that provides three plans with monthly payments of $16,99, $39,99 (with down payment), or $59,99 (without down-payment)!
A 1.3 kW solar photovoltaic (PV) system can generate between 1,000 and 1,400 kWh per year, with savings vary depending on the the size of the system installed. While the option of selling the excess electricity generated by the solar panels back to the provider company is not available, Enmax does give the homeowners credits for them!
The system could be assigned in case you want to sell your home, giving the new owners the benefit of avoiding the initial fee paid! By the end of the lease homeowners have the choice to buy the system if they want to!
Looking to buy a Certified Green Home? Call Calgary Home Team today at 403-519-9102 or via email to arrange for a special viewing where you will be introduced to the many sustainable features of the eco-friendly homes in Calgary! With our extensive and long experience helping buyers and sellers acheive their rel estate homes, the Calgary Home Team skilled and highly trained agents will take care of all the details from the contract to closing, and help you with the overwhelming process of choosing the right lot and model that fits YOUR needs and make your home owning dream come true!