The government of Canada is working at full speed to reduce emissions and help Canadians prepare for a better future with renewable energy. It is interesting to note that buildings account for nearly 18% of Canada’s greenhouse gas emissions and as a part of the 2030 climate change commitments, the government is planning on implementing more stringent building codes, including for existing homes and buildings. Homeowners need to be adequately prepared for the changes that will come in the future and also make their homes more comfortable, efficient, and safer places to live.
The Greener homes initiative is a wonderful opportunity for homeowners to make their homes more comfortable to live at reduced costs, while at the same time gain grants from the government for contributing to Canada’s goal of achieving net-zero greenhouse gas emissions! The Greener Homes initiative will provide homeowners with up to $5000 in grants for the installation or implementation of qualifying equipment like solar panels that are capable of significantly lowering greenhouse gas emissions. The greener homes initiative will provide 700,000 grants of up to $5000 to help homeowners make energy-efficient decisions like going solar!
Top reasons for going Solar!
The government has planned to provide up to 700,000 grants of up to $5,000 to help homeowners make energy efficiency retrofits like solar. Announced in the Fall Economic Statement 2020, the Greener Homes initiative is available to homeowners going solar retroactive to December 1, 2020.
In addition to these lucrative opportunities, Canada has a lot of federal and provincial rebates for homeowners that are producing power by solar. Depending on the province you live in, the rebate can be even as high as $10,000! Canada is committed to achieving net-zero emissions by 2050, but the government cannot fulfill this goal on its own. It requires the support of youth, businesses, and the public from all parts of society. Studies show that a residential solar array can offset over 2 tonnes of carbon dioxide emissions every year!
Solar energy reduces your power bill and helps you get substantial grants from the government, but it also helps in increasing the health and wellness of you and your children by reducing harmful emissions into the atmosphere! If you are wondering how much you would save with solar, use our free calculator to estimate the cost of solar and compare it with your hydro bill!
Am I Eligible?
The Greener Homes initiative will provide homeowners with up to $5,000 in grants for the purchase and installation of qualifying equipment or for the implementation of qualifying measures. The details are currently being finalized. They could include some heating and cooling system retrofits, envelope measures such as windows and insulation, and some renewable energy measures.
To participate in the initiative, a homeowner’s primary residence must be eligible for an EnerGuide home evaluation. These residences include:
- Single and semi-detached houses
- Row housing
- All-season cottages
- Mobile homes on a permanent foundation
- Permanently moored floating homes
- Small multi-unit residential buildings (3 storeys or less with a footprint of 600m2 or less)*
- Mixed-use buildings (residential portion only)*
*Multi-unit residential buildings over 3 storeys or over 600 m2 in footprint are not eligible homes under the initiative.
Homeowners will be required to demonstrate that the home they are registering is their primary residence.
Why Solar X?
We at Solar X, use the latest and most effective technology in the market with customer satisfaction as our highest priority. Check out this short review video by one of our customers.
Our team of experts will help you get hold of all the incentives that you may be eligible for including (but not limited to) federal rebates, provincial rebates, and the greener homes initiative. We make sure that your solar project is installed at the most economical price with maximum benefits!
Canada is one of the best countries to embrace renewable energy and help Canadians go green. As a step further, we have some really cool offers like zero payment, zero interest offers until 2022! With this, you can sign up immediately, have your system installed and not pay until 2022!
Solar X is rated as one of the best solar panel contractors in Canada. Our team of experts will take care of all aspects of your solar project be with you every step of the way. This includes everything necessary for your project such as rebates, net-metering, site assessments, electrical upgrades, building permits, etc. Our commitment doesn’t end there! Should you have any problems or questions about your system, our team of experts will be there at your site to help you out in no time!
How to get started?
Have more questions about the Greener Homes initiative and the ways to get lucrative grants? Use this link to book a FREE online assessment! https://solar-x.ca/online-assessment/
A solar specialist will call you at your chosen time. Using satellite imagery, we will determine your home’s eligibility into the solar program & discuss your energy needs. We will also be able to answer any questions you may have on rebates, energy production, or incentives. Book a no-obligation assessment today and see how simple and profitable going solar can be.