Many Canadian are keen to switch to solar, but how do you know if itâ€™s the right choice for your home or business? Itâ€™s commonly known that solar power provides a greener, renewable energy source, but how affordable is it as an energy source for our everyday lives, and is it a cost efficient option?\n
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Many Canadian are keen to switch to solar, but how do you know if it’s the right choice for your
home or business?
It’s commonly known that solar power provides a greener, renewable energy source, but how
affordable is it as an energy source for our everyday lives, and is it a cost efficient option?
If one, or more of the below scenarios applies to your lifestyle then chances are solar could be a
good choice for you.
5 people who benefit most from solar
1. Daytime energy users
Are you at home during the day? Daytime energy users consume electricity Providers at the
same time a solar system’s generating it – while the suns out! So rather than using 100% grid
power during the day, which is typically charged at a higher dollar rate, you could be using solar
power for a range of daytime tasks.
2. People who have high bills
If your quarterly bills are topping $450, then they're considered to be high and there's a chance
that installing or leasing a solar system could help you save. Most people find some benefit in
solar, whether financial or environmental, so if your bills are lower, you could still benefit. It’s
all about getting the right solution for your home or business.
The best thing to do is speak to a solar expert about your needs.
3. People with swimming pools
Do you have a pool? Lucky you! But you’ll know they can be expensive to run. With a solar
system, the electricity generated could power your pool pump during the day. With options
such as Solar as a Service you don’t need to buy a solar system outright, you’ll pay $0 for the
solar system1, so no setup cost to you, and you could benefit from the solar energy generated
and potentially save on your bills.1
If you run a home office, chances are your laptop and printer are on 80% (or 100%) of the time,
and then there’s the daily air con or heating. These things can add up to a pretty hefty power
bill, but if you had a solar system installed you could use solar for your daytime electricity
5. Business owners
If you own a business and most of your electricity is consumed in the day, then your business
could benefit from Solar as a Service, which has a $0 capital investment.2 As the business owner
you could save on daily electricity costs without having to purchase your own solar system,
meaning you could start saving from day one. Using a renewable energy source could even be a
good marketing story for your business and in some states solar tax rebates and incentives are