How to 2X your money with solar panels in SK for just $5 per day

Can you afford a Starbucks today? Then you can afford solar panels.

Most people think solar panels are only for the “upper-class’, the 1% if you will, especially after the solar credit program from SaskPower became less generous.

But at TruGreen Energy, we believe everyone should be able to save money producing their own green energy…because the future of energy is production at the point of consumption.

So we’ve sharpened our pencil and worked out an exclusive deal with our financing partner so almost anyone can still get solar at an incredibly low rate.

Here’s our new exclusive deal for Saskatchewan folks:

$0 DOWN
+
ONLY $5 per day to pay the panels off
+
$1,000 CASH BACK in your pocket

= 2X your money over the lifetime of your system.

That’s outstanding.

To review, you don’t need to put any cash down to go solar AND we’ll give you a $1,000 cash rebate – all for just a Starbucks per day.

PLUS, whatever you spend per day, you’ll get double that amount back over the lifetime of your system.

That’s because solar panels aren’t like a car or furniture that massively drops in value each year (note: the value of your Chevy is dropping “like a rock”…that’s where they got that).

No, solar panels are a wise investment that saves you money by cutting your power bill in half or more!

You’ll save about $54,238 over the 25+ year warrantied lifespan of the average household system.

Worried about moving? No worries, solar panels increase the value of your home by 2-5% and makes homes sell faster (critical in our buyer’s market).

So whatever cash you put into your solar panels, you’ll very likely get back if you sell your home.

Let’s review the benefits:

  • Cut your power bill in half or more (even with SaskPower’s new credit program when you overproduce power)
  • It’s like locking in your power rate NOW so you don’t take future rate hikes
  • Increase the value of your home
  • Go green (going solar is like planting 4,800 trees or not burning 200,000 lbs of coal!)
  • Get a $1,000 cash back rebate on us
  • Get in for $0 DOWN
  • All for approximately $5 per day

There are even more benefits and incentives we could chat about.

But the best next step is to GET A FREE QUOTE TODAY BEFORE THIS DEAL IS GONE.

We can’t do this deal forever though. It’s too good.

But we want to help you harness the power of the sun and collect the free money falling from the sky.

Because…turns out…money really does fall from the sky. 🙂

Talk soon,

Your friends at TruGreen Energy

How to save your Saskatchewan business or farm thousands with solar panels

As a business owner, you likely enjoy paying less tax, reducing your overhead costs and avoiding dreaded carbon tax fees.

Well good news, you CAN do all that and save thousands with solar panels – AND there are great incentives to help businesses go solar.

The big one is the ability for incorporated farms and businesses to write off 100% of the cost of their solar panels in YEAR ONE. That’s thanks to updates to the federal accelerated depreciation program.

It’s like getting a massive cash rebate come tax time. For example:

System cost: $40,000
Your margin tax rate: 30%
= $12,000 cash rebate in that tax year! That’s big.

Not only that, but businesses typically use a lot of power during the day…right when the sun is shining.

That means you’ll be consuming power as you produce it SAVING YOU BIG MONEY ON YOUR POWER BILL.

And any overproduced power will also be given to you as a credit on your SaskPower bill…saving you even more money.

You’ll also avoid the carbon tax fees on your power bill because you’re producing your own green energy.

The result is lower operating costs with a reliable green asset that’s warrantied for 25+ years.

Lastly, you can brand yourself as a Certified Green Energy Leader. We help businesses profile their green energy investment with a logo, social media posts and signage.

Businesses that are socially responsible are proven to be preferred by customers. So brag about your investment a bit…even though you’re saving a lot of money with it.

To recap, here are the top benefits:

  • Massive savings on your federal tax bill
  • Likely thousands in savings each year on your power bill
  • Avoiding carbon tax fees
  • Getting credit for overproduced power to save even more
  • Protect yourself from rising energy costs by locking in now with reliable solar tech for the next 25+ years
  • Become a green energy leader and use it as a branding and marketing opportunity

Some of these programs do have limits and could change if the Liberal minority government doesn’t last.

So get your free quote RIGHT NOW <trugreenenergy.com/business-quoteand discuss your options before it’s too late.

Then, enjoy some money falling from the sky.

– Your friends at TruGreen Energy

Sask businesses to get up to 45% off solar panels with new federal incentive

Businesses now have 90 days to apply to get an additional 25% off a solar panel or renewable project thanks to a new program from the federal government.

So that combined with SaskPower’s 20% cash rebate for a solar panel project means businesses can get up to a combined 45% off a solar panel system!

PLUS, businesses can write off 100% of the remaining system cost in YEAR ONE thanks to the new accelerated depreciation program from the federal government.

That means your tax bill goes down…a lot, immediately.

Almost every business or incorporated farm in Saskatchewan will qualify, as long as they have 1-499 employees.

This is the solar incentive businesses have been waiting for!

AND, with your power bill going to basically ZERO, taking advantage of these incentives is truly a no-brainer.

But time is of the essence…and literally millions of dollars are at stake.

$218 million to be exact is available across Saskatchewan, Manitoba, New Brunswick and Ontario from carbon tax revenues.

The application period is 90 days starting July 17, 2019 or until funding is exhausted.

You’ll need a quote from a solar provider to submit the application.

Request one from us at: trugreenenergy.com/business-quote/ and we’ll help you or your staff with the application process through the Canada Revenue Agency.

Ideally, businesses have until October 15, 2019 to submit an application, but the incentive could end sooner if funds run out.*

So get this incredible combined 45% off incentive before it’s gone.

Then you’ll have almost two years to install a system, but you’ll have a massive discount secured.

So get your quote request in ASAP at: trugreenenergy.com/business-quote/

We’ll help you every step of the way through the process and answer all of your questions.

We’re very excited to help businesses save big money while making a big impact on the environment with this new incentive.

Your friends at TruGreen Energy

*Note: not all applications will be accepted by the federal government depending on the solar system size and other factors.

Beer and Sexy Green Energy Podcast With Rebellion Brewing Co

Have you been thinking about solar but still have many questions? Do you like beer?

Well, you’re at the right place!

Sit back and have a cold one with Rebellion Brewing and TruGreen Energy while we answer many questions about solar, talk about the benefits and all the money you could be saving.

A special thanks to Rebellion Brewing for having TruGreen Energy on the show and letting us answer some of the many questions people have.

 

LISTEN NOW:

3 Massive Benefits Causing Saskatchewan’s Solar Panel Boom

For most of us, solar panels in Saskatchewan is a new concept.

We haven’t really thought about installing solar panels in between going to work, taking kids to activities and watching Saskatchewan Roughriders or Rush games.

Go Riders, Go Rush by the way.

But solar is booming across Saskatchewan.

For example, in less than two years, our company alone has helped over 250 homeowners, farmers and businesses go solar.

There are hundreds more that have recently installed solar according to SaskPower.

We believe the future of energy is production at the point of consumption.

All the power you likely need is falling on your roof or land right now; you just need to catch it.

Saskatchewan has the 2nd highest cost of power in Canada, but the best solar potential in Canada, thanks to our extra-long sunny days.

So with a green alternative, outstanding government incentives, proven tech and perfect location, it’s a no-brainer to harvest free energy in Saskatchewan.

And when you do go solar, massive benefits are the result. Here are the top 3:

 

1. SAVING THOUSANDS

The financial benefit is the main driver for 95% of our solar panel customers.

Going green is great but having A LOT of extra green in your pocket is really good too.

For most homeowners, they save upwards of $1,000 each year or much more.

For farmers and businesses, they are savings between $500 and $5,000 per month and beyond.

Doing the math, that’s $50,000 to over $2,000,000 in savings over their system’s roughly 35-year lifespan.

The savings come from reducing your power bill to the basic SaskPower connection fee, so as close to ZERO as possible.

It’s fun saying bye to your power bill, especially in Saskatchewan with some of the highest rates in Canada.

It also means NO MORE RATE HIKES for the next 35+ years, which people seem to like.

 

2. High yielding investment with incentives to get you started

9% is the average annual return on a solar investment if you pay cash. As most financial advisors will tell you, that’s very hard to get on the market these days.

But what if you don’t have the cash for the one-time investment?

Easy. We can finance solar panels at $0 DOWN.

Any financing costs are more than paid for by getting up to $20,000 back from SaskPower on your system’s cost.

So yes, you will have payments. But our goal is to keep those payments roughly what you’re already paying now.

The Result: A GREEN ENERGY ASSET PAID FOR WITH MONEY YOU WERE ALREADY SPENDING ON POWER.

That’s a sweet deal.

And there’s even more incentives for farmers and businesses. Contact us for more info.

 

 

3. Going green, plus increased property value

First, going green with solar is very rewarding.

Thinking about how your system (that’s making you money) will reduce 200+ tonnes of carbon emissions just feels good.

That’s like planting 5,000 trees or reducing your driving by 640,000 kms.

But getting solar panels also increases your property value, by 2-5% for homeowners.

People are attracted to solar because of the green and huge financial benefits.

Solar is now a selling feature for homes and other properties.

So even if you end up moving, you’ll likely get most or all of your cost back from installing a system.

In the end, going green in Saskatchewan makes sense. That’s why the Riders wear green!

You can get in for $0 DOWN, have a funeral for your power bill and save a bunch of money in the process.

It really is Cleaner. Cheaper. Power. and we want to help as many people take advantage as possible.

If you’re interested, the best step is to request a free quote.

We’d love to reach out and design a custom quote for your property with the help of our engineers.

 

 

Talk soon!

– Your friends at TruGreen Energy

Top 10 Questions You Need To Ask Your Solar Provider

Installing solar panels is a long-term investment for your home, and we at TruGreen Energy know how important it is for you to work with a company that you can trust.

But with so many companies out there claiming to “do solar” – it’s no wonder folks are having a difficult time deciding on who to work with.

So how can you tell if that company or person really has the experience and expertise to do the job right?

Well, here are the top 10 questions we recommend you ask ANY solar installer.

1. Are your systems designed by engineers?

Shading, pitch, roof orientation, panel amount, DC/AC disconnect, meter location, electrical box location and more.

You 100% want an engineer trained in solar panel system design to determine all of these components. And each system must be custom designed for the longevity, proper functioning and maximum efficiency of your system.

At TruGreen Energy, we collect photos of your roof with onsite visits and lean on our in-house engineers to create your custom system design.

2. Do you have a journeyman electrician on staff?

If they don’t, avoid them. In Saskatchewan, this is known as a red-seal trade – meaning that any electrical work done in your home needs to be supervised or completed by a journeyman electrician.

Some companies will only have a journeyman electrician show up for a quick inspection because it’s cheaper for them. But you want a company where the journeyman electrician is involved in the entire installation process.

That’s why at TruGreen Energy we have journey electricians on staff and involved in the entire process, so the job is done right, and your family stays safe. For us, this is a non-negotiable.

TO CONTINUE THIS CONVERSATION, MAKE SURE TO GET YOUR FREE QUOTE IN!

3. Do you install the system with in-house roofing professionals?

There are 3 types of companies here.

  1. They don’t use professional roofers in any way and can cause serious damage to your roof.
  2. They subcontract work to other roofers with no experience in solar, which can also be dangerous for your home.
  3. They have professional roofers on staff involved with the entire installation process.

Avoid the first two companies and focus on the third.

TruGreen Energy has roofing professionals on staff and we use the highest grade sealants and materials to protect your home.

4. Are the panels from a premium manufacturer with a 25-year warranty?

Truth is, not all panels are created equal – so buyer beware.

At TruGreen, we use premium panels from the top manufacturers backed by 25-year or more warranties.

Fun fact: our panels can withstand large-sized hail (just in case you were wondering) and are built for almost anything Saskatchewan weather can throw at them (including footballs during Rider season)!

5. Are you a local company who can help me if there’s an issue?

If you have an issue with your system, the last thing you need is to call your installer for help, but they are out in eastern Canada or that one-man operation has vanished without a trace.

TruGreen is owned and operated out of Emerald Park (near Regina). We are the fastest growing solar company in the province and have a great track record of serving Saskatchewan residents. We’re happy to have you visit our office and meet our staff!

We also share a portion of profits with local charities and we’re not going anywhere, anytime soon.

6. Can you show me how long it will take to pay off my system?

The solar provider must be able to show you the following:

– How long it will take to pay off my system (if financed)
– The savings on your SaskPower bill
– Your estimated production and net-metering with SaskPower

If the company can’t do that, there’s a good chance there’s flaws within their engineering process or they have no experience in Saskatchewan.

 

7. How much experience do you have working with SaskPower?

Ensure your solar provider has a good relationship with SaskPower and understands how their processes work. If not, there could be significant delays with your installation.

TruGreen Energy is a SaskPower Efficiency Partner and has worked closely with them on hundreds of installs to date.

8. How familiar are you with the permitting process with my municipality and will you take care of all the permits for me?

The permitting process can take a lot of time and patience to navigate through on your own. Not knowing how the permits work can delay install and result in unexpected fees.

At TruGreen, we take care of submitting and paying for all design and electrical permits with SaskPower and your municipality.

9. Can you provide me with customer reviews and testimonials and examples of other installations?

Seeing examples of work completed mixed with happy customers is a good sign. If a company is not able to produce this for you, look for someone else.

Curious about TruGreen Energy’s reviews? Hear from happy customers like Darren and Seema by visiting our testimonials page.

10. Can you show me the environmental impact on my system installation?

Going green needs to be more than a buzzword. You want to feel good about how your solar investment saves money and protects our planet. Your solar provider should feel the same way.

At TruGreen Energy, we give you a detailed report on how much CO2 your system takes out of the atmosphere and what that is equivalent to, like removing 600,000 vehicle miles from our roads (that’s just for the smaller systems!).

We believe the future of energy is production at the point of consumption.

As a company, we want to play the leading role in Saskatchewan’s accelerated transition to greener, more affordable energy future.

Thank you for your interest in purchasing solar energy for your home or business – we know you are making a great choice!

READY TO GET STARTED? REQUEST YOUR FREE QUOTE

We hope that this list of questions has provided you with valuable insight on how to make your smart decision even better by ensuring things are done right the first time with a company that you can trust.

  • Your TruGreen Energy Team

How to pay for solar with gov’t incentives & your power bill savings: 5 simple steps

Want solar but worried about the cost? Think you can’t afford it?

No problem. Use our quick 5-step guide below to stop worrying and start profiting from our abundant prairie sunshine for basically nothing…seriously!

For most people, they can get their own green energy asset without having to invest any new money of their own.

Here’s how:

  1. Request a free quote at trugreenenergy.com/quote-request/ – this allows us to determine if solar is a good fit for your property, and if so, custom design a system for you by our engineers.
  2. Talk to us about $0 DOWN solar financing so your upfront cost is nothing. We accept cash too of course :).
  3. Use SaskPower’s 20% cash back rebate to more than pay for any financing costs. Use the extra cash for another project or to lower your financing cost. Most people do the latter.
  4. Use SaskPower’s Net Metering program to earn credits when you overproduce energy to make your power bill microscopic.
  5. Use those savings on your power bill to pay off your green energy asset.

BONUS IF YOU OWN A BUSINESS: Businesses can write off 100% of their solar system cost in that fiscal year through the recently updated Accelerated Depreciation Program with the Canada Revenue Agency. So, you can drastically reduce your taxable income and save big money on your taxes that year, rather than over 3 years previously.

That’s it! Seriously! No new money needs to be spent for you to get solar.

To review:

  1. Your 20% cash back pays for any financing costs for a system, which includes install and any permits/fees. So, no new money is needed there.
  2. Use the savings on your power bill to pay the monthly financing fees until your green energy asset is paid off. So, you’re just reinvesting dollars you were already spending on power.

THE END RESULT: You become a green energy producer and can profit from the prairie sunshine for the next 25+ years.

And with solar being more efficient and affordable than ever before, there’s never been a better time to invest. Many of our customers are calling it a “no-brainer”…and we agree!

If you want to take advantage of these incentives before they’re gone and get your system installed soon, request a quote below today.

There’s a big demand for solar right now and it takes time to get your system designed and installed. So get that quote request in today and we can follow-up to answer any of your question!

We hope that helps you profit with Cleaner. Cheaper. Power.

– Your TruGreen Energy Team

5 Ways Your Business Can Profit from Solar in 2019

Saskatchewan now has the second highest power rates in Canada, and they keep climbing.

That’s why many businesses and farmers are cashing in on generous provincial and federal incentives to slash their power bills while at the same time lowering their tax bill with solar.

Here’s how:

1. Lower your overhead by making your power bill microscopic

SaskPower offers a solar program called Net Metering that allows you to bank credits when you overproduce power (usually in the summer) so you can spend those credits later when you need them (usually in the winter).

That means you have microscopic power bills throughout the entire year resulting in noticeable cost savings.

2. Slash that tax bill with the new Bonus Accelerated Depreciation from the Canada Revenue Agency (CRA)

Yes, we typed that right – a lower tax bill! Click here for all the nitty gritty details on the Government of Canada website.

But in short, you can now write off the entire cost of a solar system in the current tax year instead of over 5 years.

That can be a significant deduction to your taxable income.

Here’s an example from CRA to further explain how this works:

“Warehouse Inc. is a distributor of refrigerated goods, with a large warehouse that requires significant amounts of energy. In order to offset a portion of its electricity requirements, Warehouse Inc. invests in a solar array with solar panels costing $500,000.
Immediate expensing will allow Warehouse Inc. to deduct its entire capital investment in the first year, as opposed to $125,000 under current rules, resulting in federal-provincial tax savings of about $100,000. These tax savings will allow Warehouse Inc. to invest in new forklifts for its warehouse.”

Can’t believe we’re saying this… but… thanks CRA!!

3. Get 20% cash back from SaskPower

SaskPower rebates $0.61 per watt, which works out to about 20% of your total system costs up to a maximum of $20,000.
I don’t know about you, but I could sure put that $20,000 to good use in my business!

4. Shield your company from rising energy costs

What if you could have locked in your power bill at the amount you paid 20 years ago? How much would you have saved?

With solar, you lock in your energy rate at a much lower cost than you’re currently paying with the grid for the lifetime of your system.

That means much lower and stable energy costs for the next 25+ years.

As a business owner, we know you want to do everything in your “power” to protect your business from any rising costs, because it affects your bottom line. Solar does just that.

5. Go green for the greater good

In Saskatchewan, we all know green is the colour, but football certainly isn’t the only green game!

Social and environmentally conscious shoppers are on the rise — so take a moment and ask yourself, how is my business doing in this area?

Advertising your green initiatives is good for business in 2019.

All in all, solar is an attractive investment for businesses that is good for the environment and saves money for 25+ years with immediate tax benefits.

It really is CLEANER. CHEAPER. POWER.

If you’re interested in powering your business with solar, request a free quote below and we’ll chat soon.

– Your friends at TruGreen Energy

Saskatchewan best place to save money with solar in Canada: NEB study

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Regina is a great place for solar, among the best in Canada

Saskatchewan ranks first among provinces, tied with PEI, as the best place to install solar panels to save money in Canada, according to a new National Energy Board (NEB) economic study (National Post, November 28, 2018).

The study looked at 200,000 communities across every province and found the following:

1. Saskatchewan has more hours of sunlight than almost anywhere
2. The cost of electricity in Saskatchewan is among the highest in Canada

The study goes on to conclude:

It is cheaper for Saskatchewan homeowners to produce power with solar than to purchase power from the grid.

It makes sense with solar being cheaper and more efficient than ever before and our high and rising cost of traditional power.

Additionally, the NEB study didn’t take into consideration the new incentives from SaskPower, which makes solar even more attractive in our province.

On November 27, 2018, SaskPower announced that:

1. The 20% cash back program on solar installations scheduled to expire in 2018, has been extended to November 30, 2021
2. You can now bank credits with SaskPower when you overproduce power (called Net Metering) for three (3) years now instead of just one (1) year

SaskPower has clearly committed long-term to encouraging more solar use.

They’ve recognized solar as a great way for homeowners, farmers and businesses to save money while helping the province go green.

There’s more evidence all the time that Saskatchewan is the perfect place for Cleaner, Cheaper, Power.

If you’re interested in learning more, request a FREE QUOTE at: trugreenenergy.com/quote-request

– Your friends at TruGreen Energy

GET IT BEFORE IT’S GONE: 20% Cash Back Solar Ends Nov 30. BUT…there’s a work around

So good news and bad news. The bad news is, getting 20% cash back on your system from SaskPower officially ends November 30, 2018. BUT, there’s good news too.

All you need to do is apply for the solar rebate by November 30, 2018 and you get until November 30, 2019 to install a system and get the 20% cash back.

That’s a big deal and a generous offer. But you need to get that application started ASAP.

We handle the paperwork for you, so no worries there. Just request your free quote and we’ll meet with you and talk through all the details.

There’s no risk in applying, but there is a big risk if you don’t apply by November 30, 2018 and miss out on thousands in savings.

And there’s never been a better time to get solar. Why?

  1. You don’t need any money to get started

TruGreen offers $0 down systems starting as low as $79/month. Then use that 20% cash back to cover any financing costs and payments for two years in most cases or longer!

  1. Microscopic power bills all year round with SaskPower net metering.

This SaskPower program called “Net Metering” doesn’t expire and allows you to bank credits when you overproduce power in the summer and then spend those credits in the winter. So you always have a low bill.

  1. More affordable, efficient and durable than ever

Solar tech is now more affordable and efficient than ever, especially for homeowners. While energy rates rise around the world, yours stay low.

Plus, the panels are tough and can withstand large hail storms. There’s a reason panels come with 25+ year warranties.

  1. Increase the value of your home.

Microscopic power bills are attractive to many potential buyers.

  1. Going green. Emissions = Zero

Solar is hot right now. We’ve received over 2,500 quote requests in 2018 so far. Make sure you’re the first on your block to get solar…and save yourself 20% by acting fast!

Request that free quote ASAP.

We just have to make sure your property is a good fit for solar and then you’re off to the low power bill races.

– Your friends at TruGreen Energy