Lowe’s Canada partnered with Solar Brokers Canada and its affiliate Green Lion Group, to create Lowe’s Solar to provide rooftop solar power to Canadian homeowners starting in Ontario. The home improvement company has more than 600 stores across the country.
The launch in Ontario is a pilot program for the Lowe’s Solar initiative. The companies already plan to expand into the Toronto area, after the completion of the pilot program.
In the US Lowe’s partnered with Sungevity in 2011 to offer home solar systems. The companies use Sungevity’s iQuote system to show how a solar system would work on their home. Other box stores like Home Depot and Best Buy have also partnered with solar installers to offer solar rooftops to consumers.
"This initiative with our partners from Lowe's Canada is a natural fit. Efficient renewable energy technologies are the next step and an integral part of sustainable home improvements," said J.C. Awwad, CEO of Solar Brokers Canada. "We are confident that this partnership will make top quality solar solutions accessible to many more homeowners throughout the province."
Lowe’s launched the pilot across all of its stores in Ontario citing the incentives in the province. The company will have trained solar consultants in all of its retail locations as well as interactive digital display kiosks to help educate them about solar installations. The consultants also will help potential customers learn about Ontario’s solar incentives and review the feasibility of solar for their homes.
"Solar energy is increasingly important in Ontario. Through this partnership with Solar Brokers Canada, Lowe's is now in a unique position to provide a simple one-stop solution for Ontario customers looking for renewable energy solutions and convenient in-home installation options while also adding value to their homes," said Malcolm Parks, divisional vice president, Operations at Lowe's in Canada.
Solar Brokers Canada is the first residential solar brokerage in the country and one of the country’s largest solar providers. It’s already brokered over 30 megawatts of residential solar in Ontario.Tweet