Going Solar FAQ's

Expand/Contract Questions and Answers

  • What is a solar electric or photovoltaic system?

  • Why should I consider buying a PV system?

  • Do I have a good site for PV?

  • What should the size of my PV system be?

  • How much mounting space do I need?

  • How much does a PV system cost?

  • Are there any incentives or rebates available?

  • Are there any financing programs available?

  • What do I need to know about connecting my PV system to the grid?

  • What type of approval permits are required by the City?

  • Where can I find more information on solar solutions?

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Going Solar is easier and cheaper than ever!

The cost of a solar energy system has come way down in recent years – there's never been a better time to go solar, lower your energy bills, AND reduce your carbon footprint. For those thinking about going solar at home or at work, there is now a huge range of options for features and pricing. If you want more information about going solar before investing, see the FAQs at the lefthand side of this page.

To learn more about going solar at home, view the presentation by Sustainability Division Manager, Dr. Helen Cox.


More information on solar and energy storage batteries can be found at the following websites: