Solar Energy in Fort McMurray

Solar PV Installation

As we all know, Utility costs don’t go down!!  Powermax Electric & Solar would like to help you save money on your electrical bills!  What this means is, we work with Efficiency Alberta to provide our customers with rebates on your Solar PV installation.  Homeowners, businesses, and non-profits are eligible to receive a financial rebate for the completion of a project through the Residential and Commercial Solar Program rebate program. 

Energy Efficiency Alberta agrees to pay a prescriptive per-watt rebate based on total installed system capacity ($/W) Systems 0 to 5MW is $0.75/watt.

Here are the seven steps to having a SOLAR PV INSTALLATION COMPLETED:

Step One – Let’s identify your Goals 

Most people have a reason for wanting to install a solar system.  Examples would be:

  • Increased Property Value
  • Independent and/or reliable electricity
  • Doing their part for the environment
  • Financial return.

Step Two – Qualify the Customer:

  • Customer Budgets – How much money are you prepared to spend on a Solar PV system.  There is a variety of payment options such as cash purchases, financing options.
  • We would like to review your electrical usage patterns.  Maybe we can lower your usage by making changes such as LED lighting upgrades, lighting controls etc.  The goal is to make your electrical usage as efficient as possible.

Step Three – Site Evaluation

  • We need to complete a roof assessment.  Look at things such as is your roof south facing?
  • How old is your roof, and what is the roof material.
  • Roof measurements, pitch angle, GPS coordinates for weather data.
  • Electrical Service details – how much solar power can your existing electrical system handle. 

Step Four – Proposal 

We will provide you with a quote proposal and review it with you.  Our proposal details:

  • Calculate how much the Solar PV system installation will cost.
  • Show the customer our estimates on how much energy the Solar PV system will generate per year.
  • Provide you with an Annualized rate of return.

Step Five – Signed Contract

  • Once we have a signed contract, we will go over the permits & paperwork.  This will include the rebate and interconnection paperwork.  We will then schedule the project and provide a project timeframe.

Step Six – Construct the SOLAR PV SYSTEM.

  • Install the Solar PV system and then pass the permit inspection process. 

Step Seven – Maintenance & Evaluation.

  • Once the installation is completed, we will follow up with you to answer any final questions you may have. 
  • We can also talk about an annual maintenance package which can include a check on the system. Make sure the Solar PV monitoring system is working, discuss panel cleaning etc.

And we want to know how we did!!  Our goal is 100% customer satisfaction.