It’s easier than ever for Canadian homes to go solar

Tuesday, June 8, 2021

It’s easier than ever for Canadian homes to go solar

Did you know that 18% of Canada’s greenhouse gas emissions come from buildings? The federal government is taking climate action by making it easier to invest in home energy efficiency projects.

About 1,200 households and businesses in Saskatchewan are already using solar energy, and miEnergy has seen this number rise steadily over our 19 years of experience in renewable energy. Now there are even more opportunities for households to take advantage of when considering the costs and benefits of going solar.

The Canadian government is reducing financial barriers for home owners through two key funding programs:

$5,000 – Greener Homes Grants Fund
– Up to 700,000 grants of up to $5,000 to help homeowners make energy efficient retrofits to their homes
– $600 is available toward EnerGuide evaluations, which is a requirement for your retrofit
– In addition to homeowners, Indigenous governments or organizations can also apply

$40,000 – Interest-Free Loans:
– Interest free loans of up to $40,000 to help homeowners complete deep home retrofits
– Loans would be available to homeowners and landlords who undertake retrofits identified through an authorized EnerGuide energy assessment
– This program will be launched in summer 2021 with details to come

Retrofits funded through these programs must undergo an EnerGuide evaluation. This involves booking an appointment with an energy advisor registered with Natural Resources Canada. The advisor will visit your home and help identify retrofits that could improve energy efficiency.

For those who have been considering solar for their home, this is a great time to take the next step in the process. miEnergy is here to help move from aspirations and ideas to actionable plans and powerful results. As a solar and geothermal energy company composed of professional engineers, designers, electricians and equipment operators, miEnergy can provide the guidance to move forward with your project and create a strategy that fits with your budget.

The federal government just gave Saskatchewan households one more reason to go green, and miEnergy is here to help you take the next step. Don’t miss this chance to improve efficiency and reduce your household emissions in a meaningful way.

Contact miEnergy today for more information.