PST Exemption - BC's primary incentive comes in the form of PST exemption for solar pv equipment and devices, including solar panels, wiring, controllers, and inverters.
Net Metering - Excess energy can be sold back to the grid and used against your current and future billing cycles.
Various institutions in BC offer other energy rebates that don't specifically pertain to solar panel installations. Read the full list of BC energy rebates.
Solar power systems vary in cost depending on the size of the installation. Typical installations range from $2.00/W to $3.50/W although they may be slightly higher or lower if you have a very large or small solar array. This works out to an average solar power installation cost in BC being approximately $15,000 to $30,000. Check out our recent blog post for a Complete Guide to Installing Solar Panels in BC.
The price of your solar power system is heavily dependent on how many solar panels you want to install. Larger systems can be installed at a more favourable rate (lower $/W) due to the economies of scale.
Other factors that contribute to the economics of your investment are whether you need electrical work to integrate the solar power system and your location within BC (major centers such as Vancouver or Okanagan being more accessible than smaller Northern towns). Additionally, if you want a battery energy storage system such as the Tesla Powerwall 2, that will add to your project total.
Read more on the cost of solar panels or the long term economics of solar power systems.
Kuby Energy designs and installs solar panels and provides full-service electrical and solar energy services for the following regions:
The above list does not contain all the cities we provide solar energy services to, so if your city is not listed, don't worry, we will make it work for you.