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2015 Annual Letter from SOLARMAX

Five years ago we set ourselves on a mission to accelerate the transition to a solar powered world.  We have not always known exactly how we are going to get to this future state, but not knowing everything has rarely slowed us down in life.

Since starting a solar installation company, We have had the privilege of putting photovoltaic solar panels to work on the roofs of over 250 new homes in Alberta,  ground mounted on a handful of farms and high up on the flat roofs of commercial clients. All were motivated to reach sustainability goals and lower their operating costs.  From time to time, we have even been lucky enough to join the teams of a few architects who had visions for solar power beyond simple utility. Solar panels are not picky about how they are put to work, so long as they get to face the sun.

More recently we’ve added retailing energy as a service for our customers. It may not be obvious to everyone how selling electricity and natural gas helps the transition of the world to solar power but it is essential to our mission. We want to provide customers with the options of buying solar power, owning their own solar panels, or a combination of both. Retailing energy will help SOLARMAX do this.

At this point in our journey, we are selling traditional electricity at prices in the range of 6 cents per kWh. We are installing solar panels at prices that save home owners $40 - $100 per month and add only $30 - $90 in monthly mortgage costs.  In the near future we’ll be pleased to change the energy industry further by supplying our customers with 100% of their electricity from solar power at the best prices available in the market.

With advances in energy storage and electric vehicles, we are confident that solar power will meet all of our world’s energy needs in our lifetime. For us the discussion is not about if, it is about when and that is why our mission is to accelerate this transition. We can’t wait to get to the sustainable future we have ahead of us. It is going to be amazing!

Enjoy happy holidays! We wish the best to you and yours in 2016!


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