How investing in solar can help Canada's climate targets

Isabelle Lambinicio

May 24, 2022

According to the International Energy Agency (IEA) report, Canada will need more clean electricity capacity to achieve net-zero emissions by 2050. The federal government also has committed to actions like legislating that every new car sold in Canada be zero-emission vehicle by 2035. These are actions needed by Canadians to meet the climate agreement in the Paris Accord, along with 192 other countries. The good news is the IEA report suggests maximizing hydro, solar and wind power, which gives Canadians different low-carbon energy options to improve their energy footprint. One time-tested solution for home and business owners to contribute is to go solar.

Getting to net-zero

So what does "net-zero emissions" mean? It's the balance between the amount of greenhouse gas emissions created and removed from the atmosphere. To achieve this, Canada would have to emit less than they produce, or offset carbon emissions.

Individual investment in solar

There are many benefits to making the switch to solar. Besides saving money and reducing our environmental impact, investing in solar now will help Canada reach its climate targets. Federal programs provide benefits, like the Canada Greener Homes Grant, with up to $5,600 in rebates. But this will only be available to the first 700,000 households in Canada, so urgency is required.

Ready to go solar?

If you are thinking of installing solar panels in your home or business, now is the time. Not only are you supporting Canada and its climate targets, but you can also take advantage of the CGHG grant. If you are ready to go solar and don't know where to start, a trusted advisor like Solr Solvr can help you get started with the right solar solution for you. Click this link to get a free quote.