It's Always Sunny in Southern Alberta
Alberta holds the second rank of most sunlight per province, in all of Canada, just behind Saskatchewan! This is why thousands of Albertans are making the switch to clean, renewable solar energy. A solar installation can be beneficial for residents of Alberta because it can provide a source of clean, renewable energy. It can also help to reduce dependence on fossil fuels, which can have a positive impact on the environment. Additionally, it can provide cost savings on electricity bills over time.
Alberta's Solar Insolation
1276 kWh per kW of Solar, per Year
On average, in Alberta, a typical solar energy system can produce upwards of 1276 kilo-watt hours (kWh) of energy for every kilo-watt (kW) of solar panels installed. The average return on investment (ROI) for a solar energy system can vary depending on a number of factors, including the size of the system, the cost of electricity in the area, and any available incentives or rebates. However, in general, the ROI for a solar energy system can range from 5-25% per year. This means that for every dollar invested in a solar energy system, the homeowner can expect to see a return of 5-25 cents per year. This ROI can be realized over the life of the solar energy system, which is typically 25-30 years. It’s also worth noting that some estimates suggest that the average ROI is around 6-8% per year, but this can vary depending on location, system size, and other factors.
Solar Powered Agriculture
The Benefits of Solar for Agriculture
Reduced energy costs: A solar energy system can generate electricity for the farm, reducing or eliminating the need to purchase electricity from the grid. This can lead to significant cost savings over time.
Increased reliability: Solar energy systems can provide a reliable source of electricity, even in remote areas where grid access may be limited.
Increased crop yields: Solar energy systems can be used to power irrigation systems, which can increase crop yields and improve crop quality.
Reduced environmental impact: Solar energy systems do not produce emissions, unlike traditional power sources such as coal or natural gas. This can reduce the farm’s overall environmental impact.
Reduced dependence on fossil fuels: Solar energy systems can help to reduce a farm’s dependence on fossil fuels, which can help to mitigate the risks associated with volatile fossil fuel prices.
Potential to generate revenue: Any excess electricity generated by the solar energy system can be sold back to the electric company through a process called net metering, which can generate additional revenue for the farm.
Spotpower offers exclusive electricity rates designed for residents of Southern Alberta who own and operate a solar energy system.
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