My hydro bill is outrageous! My friends tell me solar can help!

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My hydro bill is outrageous! My friends tell me solar can help! | Friendly Fires Solar Energy Solar ElectricityIf you’re like most of the folks we speak with, you’ve got a hydro bill that is hard to understand, and that is, frankly, too high and keeps getting worse. You probably have heard about how solar is making money for some and is helping others with their hydro bills. You’ve likely heard terms like MicroFIT or Net-metering. And our customers say, it was likely confusing.

We hope this post will help clear things up and show you how solar is a great way for you to take back some control over your hydro bill.

Solar is much more affordable than ever before and has reached the point where it’s no longer a sci-fi, technical thing that is ever-changing. It’s proven technology, without batteries or any other complications. We put panels on your roof that send power into your breaker panels which powers your home. Since solar is now cheaper than Hydro for most, less power from the grid means your bills will go down.

Of course, there are more details and approvals needed to make our projects successful but we can help with all of those. The intention of this post is to show that: if you’ve got a roof and hydro bill, solar can likely help save you some money.

 

What is “Net-Metering”?

Today’s solar panels are fastened to your roof and put the sun’s energy into your home. The power made is used instead of using the power from the hydro grid and, the more you produce yourself, the less you buy from hydro. That’s “Net-Metering” in a nutshell.

But here’s the great thing: when hydro goes up, you can be sure your solar power will not. This gives our customers some control back in their hydro bills. For rural customers, solar is cheaper than hydro today and will start saving them money day one. For others, like those closer to city centres, they Go Solar knowing in the next few years, Solar will be cheaper for them too and they’ll be well on their way of paying off their investment. For all it gives a sense of security and peace of mind. And we haven’t even mentioned all the great environmental benefits when you Go Solar, thinking of our next generations.

Hydro fact: Electricity prices have gone up by 8-10% per year for the past 10 years!

 

What about “microFIT”. That was a great deal and it’s gone, right?

The government used to subsidize solar projects, but not anymore and it’s a good thing!

Just in the past decade alone, the cost of solar projects has dropped by two-thirds. In fact, solar projects are so affordable now that it can be cheaper to make your own power than to buy from hydro. That was the government’s goal with the microFIT program: help homeowners pay for solar until solar is cheaper than hydro, and solar can “stand” on its own. Great news, we’re there today. No subsidies needed, no microFIT program needed, and everyone goes with Net-Metering. This comes with other great perks too: Net-Metering has less red-tape, is less expensive, and is available to all hydro customers.

Net-Metering also gives the possibility of battery backup for power outages, which was not available to our microFIT customers.

 

Ok, so how do I get this started. We want to Go Solar!

My hydro bill is outrageous! My friends tell me solar can help! | Friendly Fires Solar Energy Solar ElectricityHopefully that clears-the-air (pun intended). Solar is simple and affordable. Net-Metering is available to all, and most will see savings on their hydro costs right away. We have been pioneering Solar since the last 1970’s, and as we like to say, way before solar was cool!

We have in-house experts that can quickly get you started. In your first meeting, we will understand how solar can help control your specific hydro bills. We need the last 12 months of bills to understand your consumption, but that’s it. There’s no cost or appointment necessary.

If this is making sense, we can move ahead with you. We’ll take care of approvals, design and engineering, installation, and servicing after we leave your home with our fulltime, local technicians.

Come visit your local Friendly fires location and mention #KingstonSolarExperts or this blog post before March 31st, 2018 to get 5% off your new solar Net Metering system.

Go solar

If you’ve got a roof and a hydro bill solar can save you money.

Solar is simple and affordable.

Ready for Solar?

Simply click the Go Solar Now button below and submit the form on the next page and we’ll get back to you right away!

4 thoughts on “My hydro bill is outrageous! My friends tell me solar can help!

  1. putting my money where my mouth is I had a 10 kW microfit solar system installed on my south and west facing roof 4 years ago. The system had one or two hiccups which were quickly corrected and other than that I just watch the money get deposited into my account

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