Solar Energy in Vancouver can Slash Your Power Bill to Single Digits

Electricity is a vital utility, but it will cost you— the average Canadian household pays about $100 dollars per month for it. For one Surrey resident though, his power bill is a simple $3. How did he do it? Daniel Jennings of reports on the details.

Some people may be wondering why Hans still pays the power company despite having solar panels. As mentioned in the article, his panels are grid-tied, which means they are still connected to the power grid; as Vancouver solar energy expert Terratek would explain, panels often generate more electricity than your home really needs, and the surplus flows back into the grid to be bought by a power company. In cases of shortfall, however, the house can tap into the power grid to fill the gap— hence the single digit power bill.