Welcome to the World of Solar!
Here are some basic solar facts about this wonderful resource and its approximate costs to the end user.
AltaPro would first off like to thank you for your interest; we look forward to completing a site assessment to see what the sun can do for you! Solar photovoltaic installations themselves are not overly complex to install, it is the site assessment and design that is the critical part. There are many variables that affect the cost and design of the system to maximize generation that is tailored to each client’s location and needs. To list a few large variables that an AltaPro site assessment will address is: roof surface / location / condition, past yearly energy consumption / prediction, total project budget, system goals (is this system targeting complete net zero usage? 50 %? or over production?), aesthetics, Shading from trees / buildings.
Until all the blanks are filled in, AltaPro’s approximate cost for residential systems typically cost $3 a Watt for a turnkey system. Commercial scale systems are similar as well, provided they are on large open roofs for cost per Watt. The average Albertan can attain 100% energy offset for their residential energy bill with a 6KW system from a flush mount array design. This equates to an $18,000 cost. Typical sizes seen are 4Kw (+/- $12,000), 6Kw (+/- $18,000), 8Kw (+/- $24,000), &10Kw (+/- $29500). The site assessment would dial in what size is needed and the final cost.
The industry is rapidly changing with new products available monthly. We would be happy to talk to you about all the new monitoring devices and apps available for your phone to track energy production. AltaPro will guide you through the “micro-generation” regulation that the system must adhere to provincially, and help you get the most out of your system to put money back in your pocket! Alberta has some of the best solar photovoltaic production rates in the world!
If you would like to proceed with a solar photovoltaic system and obtain an in depth site assessment, please email your electricity bills from the past 12 months to
Solar@altapro.ca to get started!