JayMan is the first major builder in Alberta that has fully endorsed solar. Kudos to them for taking a big step. And it's gotten lots of press coverage, along with all the sales people in the showhomes pushing it as a feature.
But is it worth it? And, how do we measure what something is worth?
- Is it just financial returns
- Are you willing to buy for the environment alone (ignoring the disposal and manufacturing of the panels)
- Or is it the self sufficiency aspect of knowing that you are WHOLLY reliant on the grid / others?
In terms of the last point, the self sufficiency, I like being self sufficient. But in Alberta, even the biggest installation that could fit on my roof is NOT going to enable me to go off-grid in December.…