Solar in Brampton:
Discover how much you can save by installing solar panels on your Brampton home.
The city of Brampton is an excellent place to live. As a Canadian city situated in Ontario’s Greater Toronto Area, it benefits from similar amounts of sunlight as Toronto and boasts a number of architecturally-unique residences that may reap the many advantages that a solar system can provide. There’s so many benefits to installing solar panels in Brampton.
The first and foremost benefit of installing solar panels in Brampton, and often why many homeowners will choose solar panels as alternative energy, is its significant reduction in energy costs. The overall savings may depend upon the angle of your home’s roof and its size, as well as current electricity rates in your area. Since Ontario uses a “TOU” plan, where customers may be billed different amounts based upon when they use electricity during the day, exact savings amounts can vary. A properly installed solar system can save an Ontario homeowner up to 50% or more with solar panel installation. In Brampton, over the years this can translate to $1,000s of dollars saved.
Installing solar panels in Brampton may also spike the value of your property, which in turn can reduce overall carbon emissions. Utilizing a solar battery storage system also permits a full 100% carbon offset. Solar has also been found to be an extremely reliable alternative source of energy. Take your first step forward into the future by diminishing your carbon footprint with a solar panel system in Brampton.
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BENEFITS OF GOING SOLAR
Solar power offers more benefits than just low, predictable, and locked-in rates.
Solar energy boasts the opportunity to go completely independent of the grid, utilizing solar alone to power your home. With solar panels and batteries, you will always have a means to access energy that keeps your home running.
Property Value Increase
Homes fit with solar panel systems are seen as more favourable to prospect buyers, and many residences that have solar panel systems installed. Research shows that property value may increase by $6,000 per every 1kW that is installed.
Energy Bill Reduction
Solar panel systems have been proven to offset energy bill costs by up to 100%. Thanks to the superb efficiency of CMI Solar’s residential installations, homeowners can enjoy having their energy bills virtually sliced in half – or offset entirely, depending on their system.
Solar energy is a clean, sustainable, and virtually inexhaustible source of power that can be harnessed in many different ways. By investing in solar power, individuals and businesses can not only reduce their carbon footprint, but also enjoy a range of financial benefits such as lower electricity bills, tax credits, and incentives.
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FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
Below are some of our most frequently asked questions about our solar energy solutions.
Please contact us with any additional questions you may have about our solar energy solutions -a member of our team will be happy to address any questions and or get you started on your transition to solar energy.
How many solar panels are needed to run?
The amount of solar panels that are needed to power the house of an average Ontario homeowner is between 20-25. This is to cover 100% of the home’s electricity usage; for hybrid systems, you may be able to get away with fewer solar panels.
How long does a solar install take?
Solar panel installation in Brampton may take anywhere between 1-5 days to complete. Variations exists due to the difference in home roofs, the slant of those roofs, the different types of homes, light availability, time of the year, and so on.
For the most efficient installation, working with your local experts at CMI Solar is highly advised. Not only is the installation process quick, but it’s important for CMI to communicate with clients throughout to ensure everything is approved and all parties are satisfied.
Is installing solar panels cheaper than electricity?
While purchasing solar panels in Brampton is a higher upfront cost than purchasing electricity from a utility provider, homeowners who install a solar system in their home can reap a multitude of great benefits, such as a reduction in carbon emissions by utilizing renewable energy, reduced electricity bills, and high home value.
Ultimately, while buying solar panels in Brampton may have a higher price tag upfront, your electricity costs will be mediated through your bills. The longer you have your system, the more savings you will reap.
Are solar panels worth it in Brampton?
Are solar power worth it in Brampton? Work through the calculations with the help of CMI Solar to determine if solar power and a solar system is right for you and your home. Theoretically, the overall benefit of installing a solar system can be evaluated by using what’s referred to as a discounted cash flow method, which utilizes outflows (installation costs at the beginning of the project) and inflows (the offset of electricity costs, both directly and via net metering.)
On average, Brampton sees about 2170 hours of sunlight annually, with July being the sunniest month and January having the lowest amount of sunshine. Depending on where you live exactly, you may be able to get the best benefits from installing a solar system.
Are solar panels free once installed?
Transparency is key. Solar panels have a certain upfront cost, on top of additional long-term costs such as maintenance, repairs and replacements, and potentially cleaning costs.
However, these costs are actually relatively low and you won’t typically encounter many issues wherein you’ll face many unexpected costs when your solar power system is installed correctly in Brampton. Most solar panels are designed to last upwards of 20 years and require very little upkeep during this time. You will want to keep an eye on the condition of your system, particularly after hailstorms and heavy snow events, and you should monitor your system’s energy production levels to assess any potential issues.
Repairs and replacements are also a possibility, but unlikely. If your solar panels are damaged due to falling trees, hail, or lightning, they might need to be replaced. Still, most solar warranties are valid for 10-25 years, so if the incident falls within that timeline, you should be OK.
Finally, other costs might include hiring a professional cleaner to clean your solar panels. This could cost you around a few hundred dollars per cleaning. If you have tall trees around your property that prevent sun from reaching your panels, you may also want to pay to have those trimmed regularly.
How much does it cost to install solar panels in Brampton?
The average cost to install a solar panel system in Brampton ranges between $10,000 to about $17,000. Variation exists because every home has a different roof, roof slope, roof size, electrical needs, etc. Larger homes with higher electricity needs may pay more for their solar panel system installation than smaller homes.
How long does a solar panel battery last?
Most residential solar battery units will last between 5 to 15 years, depending on the manufacturer. You’ll almost certainly require 1-2 battery replacements in the future throughout your solar panels’ 20-30 lifespan. Luckily, this is an easy task. Having a solar battery is a great investment anyway, and it can be a huge aid if you want to move off your grid entirely.
Our experience with CMI Solar has been very positive. We really enjoyed their business approach and that they treated the project individually with a non-cookie cutter style. This flexibility allowed us to be more hands on and share our input into the project plans. They were very responsive to any questions and supportive throughout the process. Our system installation went rather smoothly, and CMI’s team was able to respond to any deviation with minimal delay. Additionally, to facilitate the new system our electrical panel needed to be expanded to which, CMI was able to provide the equipment and install with excellent service. Overall, the system works great and can’t wait for more sunny days. Thanks, CMI Solar.- Anna Pawel Potemscy
I purchased an EV charger and they had it installed quickly. No complaints here.- Michael B
I was surprised at how quickly CMI Solar was able to install my EV charger. It looks great on my garage wall and charges my Tesla very quickly. Now I never have to pay to charge my car again!- Joel Smith