SOLAR

Make a positive environmental impact and gain energy security.

HOME SOLAR POWER

A home solar power system can help you decrease electricity costs and create a clean energy future.

BENEFITS OF HOME SOLAR POWER

SAVE ON ENERGY BILLS

In BC you pay a higher price depending on your consumption. Once you consume a certain amount, each unit of electricity costs about 50 percent more. It’s possible to offset all of your power in the summer and a sizeable portion in the winter.

ENVIRONMENTAL CONTRIBUTION

Many of our clients are concerned about the environment and solar panels represent an actionable way to reduce their environmental footprint. By going solar, you are showing leadership and helping to avoid large-scale generation projects.

RETURN ON INVESTMENT

Today’s solar panels have a warranty of 25-30 years. A typical pay-back period is approximately 12 years. This means you can have 13-18 years, and longer, of free power. This is a valuable return on investment when compared to other investment options.

LOCK IN LOW ENERGY PRICES

Electricity prices continue to increase. The upfront cost you pay for your solar system provides you with free power for 25-30 years and even longer.

ENERGY INDEPENDENCE

Many of our customers enjoy being able to generate power on their own rooftops.  They have security from blackouts and greater independence from the energy utility.

COMMERCIAL SOLAR POWER

Make your business shine with solar. We’ve worked with a range of organizations including commercial businesses, schools, day-care centres, wineries and commercial buildings.

BENEFITS OF COMMERCIAL SOLAR POWER

REDUCE OPERATING COSTS

By purchasing solar power you are able to immediately reduce your electricity bills, improving cashflow.  Adding to this, solar can dramatically reduce a building’s Demand Charge costs. Many of our clients value the ability to lock in low energy prices for years to come.

SHOWCASE ENVIRONMENTAL LEADERSHIP

Today more than ever customers care about purchasing from companies who demonstrate a commitment to corporate sustainability. Solar power is a highly visible way to market your business.

RETURN ON INVESTMENT

Many businesses will want to consider solar’s return on investment. This will involve determining the system’s upfront costs versus reduced energy costs over a 25-30 year period, as well as factors like increased marketability, and accelerated depreciation options.

ACCELERATED DEPRECIATION

Commercial businesses with solar are eligible for accelerated depreciation. Businesses can deduct 50 percent of the system cost per year on a declining basis providing a significant offset to the upfront cost. To learn more click here.

LOW MAINTENANCE

Commercial systems require very little maintenance. They contain no moving parts and require only that they are kept clear of debris to ensure optimum performance.

Net Metering

BC has net metering, which allows homes and commercial buildings with solar power to plug into the grid easily. Net metering means you receive credit for the power you generate, decreasing your electricity bill. If solar is not providing all of the energy, the grid will supply rest.

Net Metering programs for BC Utilities:

• BC Hydro Net Metering Program

• FortisBC Net Metering Program

• City of Penticton Net Metering Program

TESLA POWERWALL

Tesla Powerwall is now available in Canada. Terratek Energy is British Columbia’s first Tesla Certified Powerwall Installer. Our licensed electricians have completed extensive training with Tesla and the latest version of the Tesla Powerwall.

Tesla Powerwall is a home battery that allows you to store surplus solar energy during daylight hours and use that energy later when the sun is not shining.

Powerwall provides clean back-up power in the event of utility outages. The home battery can also be used to store solar to avoid peak utility rates.*

Contact us today to learn if Powerwall can help you achieve your renewable energy goals.

* In most of BC, peak utility rates are not yet available. Check with your local electricity provider to see if this applies to you.