Frequently Asked Questions

No, batteries are not required to produce solar. Batteries are used to have your home operate if there is a power outage and do not require solar to operate. A good cost estimate for battery backup is about the cost of your solar system installation.

This is hard to say however studies have shown that solar increases the value of your property of about $3.00 per kW installed.

There is no expiration date for solar panels, but their efficiency will degrade over time. On average, you can expect your panel's efficiency to degrade by about 10% over 20 years. Solar has no moving parts and can last a very long time. The one component that could fail over time is the inverter which has the potential to be replaced in the future.

This primarily depends on the amount of power you want to produce and the available space for your solar system. You will work closely with our team to determine the best fit for you and your home.

Your roof's suitability for solar panels is determined by many factors, including but not limited to: the size of your roof, the amount of sunlight it receives, and the material it's made of.

Solar power is a green energy source which is relatively easy to integrate into existing energy systems. Going solar pays for itself over time, reduces your energy costs, and helps fuel the green energy economy!

After you purchase a solar installation through our group buy program, the solar system is yours. If you sell your house you can either remove the system or include it in your properties value. Generally, you sell your home with the tailored solar system similarly to how you would probably leave your furnace.

Net Billing allows solar power generation owners to sell any excess energy they generate back to the SaskPower grid at 7.5 cents per kWh. Both consumption (power coming into your property) and generation (power going onto the grid) are recorded and billed separately. As a result, customers get charged their full retail rate per kWh when they use energy from the grid, and receive a credit of 7.5 cents per kWh by SaskPowerwhen power is provided to the grid.

Generally no upkeep or maintenance is required.

Almost all inverters come with their own monitoring software that can be used to track power production historically and real time.

    2023 AGM

    We our hosting our Annual General Meeting on May 11th at 7:00PM, open to all WSC Membership holders.


    Welcoming Neil and Dave to our Board

    Dave Mitchell and Neil Middlemiss are joing the WSC Board!


Net Billing and Group Buy Q&A

Join our Group Buy Director, William Ingenthron, for a Q&A around Net Billing and a brief discussion about our Group Buy Process.

7:30 PM, 04-Mar-2021 - 04-Mar-2021, Zoom

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