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3 Not-So-Obvious Reasons to Add Solar

Updated: Feb 26, 2019

There are a lot of obvious reason that making the switch to a solar energy system for your home or business makes good sense (environmental sustainability and reduced energy costs being the most common...) but there are some not-so-obvious benefits that come with investing in solar as well. Today we are sharing three of our favourites.

1. Government Incentives

The Canadian Government offers a variety of provincial and federal grants, rebates, and tax incentives for energy retrofits. Program details can vary depending on where you live, but the have an easy to use ENERGY STAR® rebates and incentives directory - searchable by province, and filled with information for both residential and commercial programs.

2. Increase Your Property Value

Multiple studies have found that homes equipped with solar energy systems have higher property values and sell more quickly than ones without. Appraisers are increasingly taking solar installation into consideration as they value homes, and demand for properties equipped with solar panel systems is growing rapidly.

3. Boost Employee Morale & Stay Competitive

Corporate social responsibility is by far the biggest business focus of the last decade. Solar energy systems and a companies broader commitment to sustainability efforts are important to current day consumers - benefits include positive business reputation. increased sales, and customer loyalty, but it's also a key component in attracting and maintain the best talent. Just like consumers, employees deeply appreciate their employers’ commitment to operating responsibility. Companies that care about and support their local community and the environment have statistically been shown to have less staff turnover, more engaged employees, and higher levels of morale.

So- what are you waiting for? Give Blais Electric a call today for information, inspiration, or a quote for all your solar needs.

Blais Electric | Guelph, Ontario | 519-766-2940 |

Proudly serving clients in Guelph, Kitchener/Waterloo, Cambridge,

Milton, and neighbouring Southern Ontario communities.

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