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Residential Solar in Alberta

WHAT SIZE SYSTEM DO I NEED 

Example of a 6kw system

The average solar PV system installed on a home in Alberta is about 6kw

 

Costs to install: 1kw = $2500

      $2500 x (6kw) = $15,000.00

Government Grant applied @ $1000.00/kw up to $5000.00 

      $15,000.00 - $5000.00 = $10,000.00

Cost to install 6kw solar PV system

$10,000.00

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What is the return on a (6kw) $10,000.00 solar PV system?

Lets look at 25yrs!

 

A solar system installed in Alberta will generate about 1 kw/1300 kwh/yr

      6kw x 1300kwh/yr = 7800kwh/yr   

Solar has a life span of 30+yrs with a 25yr warranty

      25yrs x 7800kwh/yr = 195,000kwh 

 

Average price today for energy from a provider is

~10 cents/kwh. (Increasing & fluctuating yearly)

Average rate for the $10,000.00 (6kw System) over 25 yrs @ 195,000kwh

      $10,000.00/195,000kwh = 5 cents/kwh  

5 cents/kwh

 

Remember we said its like owning your own power plant!!

The rate of ~5 cents/kwh on the 6kw solar PV system does not increase or fluctuate.

Solar generation rate compared to providers rate

Rates based off of calculated value over 25yrs

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Solar Calculator

Alberta solar map 
Edmonton & Area
1 kw = ~1300 kwh/yr
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1400 - 1300 - 1200 - 1100 - 1000 - 950
Solar generation kwh/kw/yr
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