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British Columbia — The City of Victoria has developed the Solar Rooftop Tool with support from the University of British Columbia and the University of Victoria to inform Victoria residents and businesses of their building’s potential to generate electricity using solar panels.

“We know that climate change is the challenge of our time and our City continues to be out in front finding solutions that residents can use to make a difference,” said Victoria Mayor Lisa Helps. “This tool will help residents who want to blaze a trail in the use of renewables or use their home to generate power.”

The Solar Rooftop Tool can be used to determine the amount of sunshine almost any building in Victoria receives over the course of a year and provides information on power generation potential, how much a solar system might cost, available rebates, and financing options.

Solar panels can be installed on most roofs and are available for residential, commercial, and industrial uses.

Solar energy is one of the fastest-growing sources of electricity in Canada and is an increasingly affordable and viable means of energy production. In fact, due to the efficiency of modern solar panels and Victoria’s climate, there is enough sunlight to generate electricity throughout the year.

You can check the tool out here.

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