The Power of Solar Energy

As the world continues to move towards a more sustainable future, it is clear that there are many advantages of solar energy. Whether it is to help reduce your electricity expenses, increase your property value, or offset your carbon footprint, the benefits of solar can be felt by both homeowners and business owners alike. These benefits vary for everyone – which is why Switch Energy is here to help you understand these advantages and to unlock your solar potential.

Reduce Your Hydro Bill – Save Money

One of the biggest advantages of solar energy is that it is a cost-saving energy alternative. The amount of energy expenses your solar panels will offset over the course of its lifetime will save you thousands in the long-run. Even during low production days, you will still be able to benefit from your solar system thanks to a process called Net Metering.

In a nutshell, Net Metering is when the excess energy your panels produce is sent back to the grid in exchange for grid credits. These grid credits are then used in exchange for electricity when you need it, allowing you to offset your hydro bill even when your panels aren’t producing at maximum efficiency. 

An advantage of solar energy is it reduces your hydro bill

Environmentally Friendly

There’s no doubt about it, in order to reduce our reliance on fossil fuels, we must turn to renewable energy. With the sun hitting the earth with more energy in one hour than all of humanity consumes within a year, solar energy is the most abundant and permanent energy resource available to us. So as long as the sun keeps shining, we can continue to harness its energy for power.

Fight Climate Change

Climate change has significant adverse impacts on our communities, economy, health, and overall well-being. Compared to traditional energy sources, solar is a non-polluting source of energy. Once installed, solar panel systems produce no emissions and is a clean, reliable alternative to fossil fuels.

Protect Yourself Against Rising Energy Costs

Protect Yourself Against Rising Energy Costs

The average price for electricity in Ontario is only expected to increase over the next couple of decades. Unfortunately for Ontarians, residents are already paying some of the highest electricity rates in the country.

Switching to solar energy can help protect your family from rising energy costs. Since your solar system offsets the cost of your hydro bill each month, the price you pay for energy will be protected from marketplace fluctuations, making your expenses more predictable and cost-efficient. The best part is, the more expensive the cost of electricity is, the more you save over the lifetime of your solar system.

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Government Funded

The Canadian government offers various incentives to those who want to take action and invest in green energy. These incentives will allow home and business owners to bring down the initial cost of switching to solar. Depending on where you live, you can take advantage of these incentives at a federal or provincial level, or both.

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Financing Available

Switch Energy believes in the future of solar – and the high upfront costs shouldn’t be the reason why people can’t Make the Switch. This is why Switch Energy is proud to offer in-house financing. Our financing options are faster, easier, and better than ever. Learn more about how you can finance your solar system today.

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Function and Style

Installing an in-house power generator doesn’t mean you have to choose function over style. Solar panel systems are both sleek and practical. With our classic and black on black solar systems available, you can achieve practicality without sacrificing eye-catching aesthetics.

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Protect Your Roof

Inclement weather such as snow, rain, hail and prolonged exposure to direct sunlight can cause damage to a roof overtime. An often overlooked benefit of installing solar panels is the fact that they can help protect your roof from these elements and help it last longer.

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Latest Solar Technology

Latest Solar Technology

Solar technology is at the forefront of renewable energy development. Today’s solar panels operate at a higher efficiency level than their predecessors. And since solar panel systems are fully customized to your roof shape, you can take advantage of solar energy whether you have a pitched or flat roof.

For larger properties such as farms or resorts, ground mount solar panels are also available. No matter the system, solar panels work to maximize their sun exposure so you can benefit from your solar system in the long-run.

Increase the Value of Your Home

Just like how a newly renovated kitchen or finished basement increases the value of your home, so does owning a rooftop solar panel system. Energy efficient, net-zero homes are quickly becoming a standard for all new builds in Canada – and this trend won’t be slowing down any time soon.

Studies have shown that home buyers view solar installations as upgrades and are willing to pay for solar homes at a premium. Additionally, homes with solar systems tend to sell faster than their non-solar counterparts. Even if you don’t plan on selling your home any time soon, you still get to enjoy all the savings your solar array will provide for you in the meantime.

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Easy Installation Process

Easy Installation Process

Making the Switch to solar is now easier than ever. At Switch Energy, our dedicated team of solar experts will work with you to identify your unique energy needs, qualify your home for installation, and walk you through your repayment options.

The best part is that solar panel systems are fully customizable so you can maximize your production without maximizing your expenses. And since solar panels require little to no maintenance after installation, your solar savings and minimal long-term expenses can make up for the high upfront costs. 

Ready to Take Advantage of Solar Energy?

Enjoy all the benefits of solar energy when you Make the Switch. Contact one of our solar experts today and we’ll take the rest from there – no commitments necessary.