Solar Panels in Metro Vancouver
Benefits of Residential Solar Panels
The Solar-Panel Effect
An interesting thing happens when people install solar panels on their roofs; it causes them to use less power, and in turn, they save even more money than they expected. When producing your own solar power, people become more mindful of how they use power, and start to conserve more. It’s not unusual for people to use 20 to 30% less electricity. Installing solar panels on your home is an efficient energy-saving tool that will put more money back in your pocket, and even increase the value of your home.
Recent studies show that installing solar panels adds 4.1% to the market value of your home. With the average home in Vancouver valued at $1,600,000, adding solar panels will increase home values by over $65,000! Based on many of our residential installations, this is a 2-3x return on your investment – before you even see savings from electricity bills! Like renovating a kitchen, installing solar provides one of the best ROI’s for home improvements.
Moving Towards Energy Independence in Vancouver with Solar Power
Producing your own power feels great! You will be in control of one of the greatest expenses of your home. By installing solar power, you protect yourself from the ever-increasing electricity rates. If you choose to go 100% solar, say goodbye to the electric company forever!
Cooler in the Summer with Solar Energy
When Penfolds professionally installs solar panels on your roof, it will cool the inside of your home by up to 5 degrees Fahrenheit (2.8 degree Celsius) in the summer. As part of their peer-reviewed study, researchers at UC San Diego Jacobs School of Engineering determined, using thermal imaging, that during the day a building’s ceiling was 5 degrees Fahrenheit cooler when solar panels were used compared to standard roofing shingles.
You’ll appreciate this cooling effect in the summer, making it more comfortable sleeping at night, and if you run air conditioning, you’ll save even more money since your air conditioner won’t need to work as hard to cool your home.
Environmental Benefits of Home Solar Panels
Solar is the cleanest, most plentiful form of renewable energy, having no negative impact on nature, the environment or future generations. Power generation in B.C. is still 10 to 15% based on fossil fuels, so going solar will make your home carbon neutral. Much of BC’s electricity is generated from hydro generators, and with our ever-increasing demand for electricity more hydro stations will be required. This is a huge production cost which is often passed on to consumers through increased hydro electricity rates.
A Penfolds solar panel system is a great investment allowing you to save money and reduce your carbon footprint!
Penfolds is your Ideal Partner
Not all solar systems are created equal. Penfolds uses the most advanced commercially viable components to build solar systems optimized for our climate in Vancouver and the Lower Mainland. Our systems have no moving parts and require very little maintenance over their 40+ year life, all while maximizing power production.
Whether or not you need to replace your roof at the time of installing solar, you can rest assured that Penfolds knows how to work on and around your roofing system without causing harm. We have over 80 years experience in the roofing business! many of our customers have found that having 7 or 8 years remaining in the life of their current roof, still provides a financial benefit to installing solar panels now, rather than waiting to replace their entire roof.
Best Warranties in the Industry
Penfolds is the only company to offer a lifetime warranty on your solar system AND the only company to warranty an existing roof where solar is being installed. All Penfolds warranties are backed by PRI Warranty Management Inc., giving you complete peace of mind and coverage.
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