Residential and Commercial Solar Program
The Residential and Commercial Solar Program offers solar incentives to businesses, homeowners and non-profit organizations that have installed the solar PV systems. This has increased the solar uptake in the province. The $36-million rebate program was launched by Alberta government for new solar Photovoltaics (PV) installations in commercial and residential buildings. Thus, homeowners, businesses, and non-profit organizations can receive a partial funding for grid solar PV systems. Every eligible solar system installed from April 16, 2017, will receive the solar rebate from the Alberta government.
- For Residential Solar Rebate: The rebate cannot surpass $10,000 or 30% of the eligible expenses at $0.75 per Watt for up to 15kW.
- For Commercial Solar Rebate: The rebate cannot surpass $500,000 or 25% of the eligible expenses.
On-Farm Solar PV Program
The Alberta Agriculture and Forestry provides rebates towards solar PV installations on farms in Alberta. The program focuses on improving environmental stewardship and energy management. The rebate program enables farm producers to save energy costs while they generate their electricity and reduce carbon emissions. Click here to see if you qualify for the solar program.
Alberta Municipal Solar Program (AMSP)
AMSP provides financial rebates to all the municipalities within the Alberta province who install grid-connected solar PV systems on municipal land or facilities and complete public engagement for the project. Community-related organizations including non-profit organizations in the community can apply for the program if their project is located on municipally-owned land or facilities. All eligible projects must be compliant with the Micro-generation Regulation 27/2008 of the province. Furthermore, the solar PV systems must be greater than or equal to 2kW in installed capacity. Click here to see if you’re eligible for the available funding and get more information about other requirements and how to apply.
City of Medicine Hat Solar Electric Rebate Program
One of Canada’s best solar resources, the City of Medicine Hat provides Solar Electric Incentive Program to residential utility customers to buy and install solar PV systems on their homes. The rebate amount provided is $0.75 to a maximum of $5,000. Before you can be eligible for this rebate program, your solar PV system must be installed by a licensed and qualified service provider in Canada. Click here to read through the eligibility requirements as well as the terms and conditions of the program.
Banff Solar Photovoltaic (PV) Production Incentive
The Town of Banff has launched a Solar PV Incentive Program for residential and commercial property owners to install the PV systems. The rebate program is an up-front financial incentive funded from the environmental reserve to provide renewable electricity for homes and businesses. An application is per individual property. The town provides the eligible applicants with a rebate of $750/kW of solar capacity installed to a maximum of 7.5kW. The participants in the Banff Solar PV Incentive Program are also eligible to receive the Alberta Residential and Commercial Solar Rebate. Click here to learn more about the Banff Solar PV incentive program.
Alberta Indigenous Solar Program ( AISP)
The Alberta Indigenous Solar Program provides rebates to Alberta indigenous organizations and communities to install solar PV systems on facilities owned by the organization or community. The program supports solar energy projects that create more sustainable community energy generation and assist in the transition to a reduced carbon economy. The eligible applicants – communities and organizations must be located within the province of Alberta. The AISP funding program supports projects that are compliant with the Alberta’s Micro-generation Regulation 27/2008. It also supports projects between 1 to 5-megawatts in capacity. Click here to see if your community is eligible for AISP.
Canmore Solar Initiative Program
Businesses and residents in Canmore are offered a limited number of $1,250 solar incentives to help them pay off the cost of buying and installing a solar system. Eight incentives are available in 2018. The application deadline is Friday, March 9, 2018. Eligible applicants can check here for more details.
At Eclipse, we value partnerships that allow us to inspire and learn from each other. Thus we have partnered with reputable associations and companies in the solar energy sector. We’re always excited to work together with them to make a difference across the world by supporting and contributing to the expansion of solar in Canada and across the world.
The Canadian Solar Industries Association (CanSIA) serves and represents the solar energy professionals and providers in Canada. The association work on behalf of its member companies to promote solar energy and advocate for the advancement of solar across the country. CanSia provides innovative solar energy solution and promotes sustainable and clean energy future. The association represents solar installation providers, solar manufacturers, builders, engineers, consultants, builders and a wide range of companies that contribute to the growth of solar systems in Canada.
The Solar Energy Society of Alberta (SESA) aims at building a workable solar industry in Alberta through awareness and education. Solar Alberta is a trusted community resource for spreading the benefits of solar energy in Alberta. Founded in 1976, the society provides resources on solar energy and other renewable energy technologies. The society shares relevant and useful information on solar energy to shape the public opinion and support the solar industry. Solar Alberta works with a wide range of member companies such as educators, engineers, solar installers, builders, and architects as well as homeowners.