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Solar EEA Rebates
Making Alberta a Renewable province

The Residential and Commercial Solar Program offers rebates to homeowners, businesses and non-profits that install solar photovoltaic (PV) systems. Bolstered by other initiatives like the Alberta Municipal Solar Program and the On-Farm Solar PV Program, solar uptake has doubled in the province since 2015. Albertans are keen on solar, and this program keeps the momentum going!

Alberta has the best solar resource in Canada

Solar Incentive Programs
Making Alberta a Renewable province

Located in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada, the Solar Energy Society of Alberta (SESA) was formed in 1976 as the Northern Alberta Chapter of the Solar Energy Society of Canada Inc. (SESCI-NAC) to advance the awareness, understanding and use of solar energy as well as other renewable energy and conservation technologies.

Utilities
Grants and Incentives

EQUS Micro-Generating Incentive Program

Applications are currently being accepted for the Energy Efficiency Alberta solar rebate program. Homeowners, businesses and non-profit organizations could be eligible to receive a rebate of up to 30% of the installation cost.

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ACE Green Generator Program

Here’s your chance to change the electricity landscape in Alberta for solar and wind!

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Park Power

We pair ourselves with community development partners that help build a brighter future. We try our best to be involved in progressive and forward thinking Charities and Organisations.Take a look at what we’ve accomplished together. Contact us if you’ve got a great idea, or if we can help you at all.

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Municipalities and Counties
Grants and Incentives

City of Edmonton Environmental Grants

We are partnering with Alberta Ecotrust to deliver environmental grants to help support energy literate citizens with energy conserving lifestyles and a strong shift to active and public transportation.

We believe these grants, available to non-profits, community leagues, schools and charities, will engage Edmontonians to work on these challenges and provide them with support to collaborate and to create positive environmental change in their own backyards.

The focus will be on community projects that help to reduce greenhouse gas emissions.

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Town of Banff Solar Photovoltaic (PV) Production Incentive

The Town of Banff has launched a program to encourage property owners to install solar photovoltaic systems that produce renewable electricity. The incentive program is funded from the environmental reserve, which is generated through a franchise fee that the electrical utility pays to use the space under the streets to run its wires for providing electricity.

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City of Medicine Hat, HAT Smart Program

The award-winning HAT Smart program is a popular and innovative
City of Medicine Hat environmental initiative. The program promotes energy conservation and helps raise customer awareness to encourage environmentally conscious home upgrades.

Funded through the Environmental Conservation Charge, HAT Smart has a limited amount of resources to make these programs available each year.

City of Medicine Hat residential utility customers are encouraged to submit rebate applications early to take advantage of HAT Smart initiatives before funding runs out.

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Starland County

$0.20/W Installed available to residents of Starland County

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TAME+ Program

The Taking Action to Manage Energy (TAME+) program provides incentives to Alberta Municipalities for custom energy efficiency upgrades to municipal facilities as recommended by detailed energy audits. Participation in the TAME+ program will help municipalities understand how energy is used in their buildings, identify key energy savings opportunities, and implement retrofit projects. For detailed information on eligibility requirements, available funding, and how to apply, please refer to the TAME+ Guidebook.

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Province of Alberta
Grants and Incentives

Residential and Commercial Solar Program

The Residential and Commercial Solar Program offers rebates to homeowners, businesses and non-profits that install solar photovoltaic (PV) systems. Bolstered by other initiatives like the Alberta Municipal Solar Program and the On-Farm Solar PV Program, solar uptake has doubled in the province since 2015. Albertans are keen on solar, and this program keeps the momentum going!

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Business, Non-Profit, and Institutional Energy Savings Program

The Business, Non-Profit and Institutional Energy Savings Program offers incentives to encourage organizations to choose high-efficiency products. Once your organization has installed an approved high-efficiency heating or lighting product you can apply for the rebate. Once approved, you’ll receive a cheque that will help cover the cost of the equipment.

This program encourages organizations to replace outdated and inefficient equipment faster than they may normally, to help reduce emissions.

You’ll save money which you can reinvest into your organization, or use however you’d like.

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Energy Efficiency Alberta Website

INTRODUCING ENERGY EFFICIENCY ALBERTA
We know that being more efficient with the way we consume energy is one of the most effective ways to lower our carbon footprint. And by doing it through technology, we can make sure that our quality of life stays exactly the same, while Alberta benefits.

That’s what Energy Efficiency Alberta—the new Government of Alberta agency dedicated to helping the province save energy—is all about: our mandate is to raise awareness among energy consumers of energy use and the associated economic and environmental consequences; promote, design and deliver programs and carry out other activities related to energy efficiency, energy conservation and the development of micro-generation and small scale energy systems in Alberta, and; promote the development of an energy efficiency services industry in Alberta.

Our programs are designed to make it so easy to conserve energy, you’d have to wonder who wouldn’t take advantage. There isn’t a downside: you save money on your utility bills, your home or business gets technological upgrades to make it more comfortable and efficient, and our province consumes less energy. We all win.

Interested in the details of GHG abatement, program budget and program design? Download the Alberta Program Design: Phase 2 Final Report Executive Summary

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Alternative & Renewable Energy

Renewable and alternative energy is part of Alberta’s commitment to clean energy production.

The need to develop these resources will continue as demand for energy rises in Alberta. Since 1996, peak demand has increased by over 4,000 megawatts (MW), and the population has increased by 1.3 million. Both are expected to rise even more in the years to come.

Alberta’s Renewable Fuels Standardexternal link icon (RFS) requires commercial fuel producers to blend renewable products into their fuels, the program along with forms and reportsexternal link icon is available on the Environment and Parks website.

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Alberta On-Farm Solar Photovoltaics Program

To be eligible for funding, a Photovoltaic system must be:

  • Grid-tied, not off-grid,
  • Approved under Alberta’s Micro-Generation Legislation,
  • Positioned to optimize sunshine and minimize shading,
  • Have manufacturer-warranties on: Solar modules, Racking, Inverters and/or Micro-inverters, and
  • Installed on a Site ID that has a Distribution Rate Class of Farm, Irrigation, Grain Drying, or equivalent.

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Alberta Municipal Solar Program

The Alberta Municipal Solar Program (AMSP) provides financial incentives to Alberta municipalities who install grid-connected solar photovoltaics (PV) on municipal facilities or land and complete public engagement for the project. For detailed information on eligibility requirements, available funding, and how to apply, please refer to the AMSP Guidebook.

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Alberta Government RFI to Supply Half of Government Operations

  • Currently, there are three electricity contracts that provide approximately 250,000 megawatt hours per year to provide 100 per cent of the power to more than 1,500 government-owned buildings and sites.
  • One contract expires in December 2016, the second expires in December 2017 and the third will be in effect until December 2024.
  • Replacing the two contracts set to expire this and next December will create the first opportunity for a solar farm in Western Canada.
  • If these two contracts can be fulfilled by solar, this will result in 10 times the current solar energy production in Alberta.
  • 135,000 megawatt hours is enough to power 18,750 Alberta homes for a year.
  • The Request for Information will be open for three weeks starting Oct. 6, 2016.

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Alberta Indigenous Solar Program

The Alberta Indigenous Solar Program (AISP) is a program that provides grants to Alberta Indigenous communities or Indigenous organization to install solar photovoltaic (PV) systems on facilities owned by the community or organization.

The program supports solar power projects that assist in:

  • increasing Indigenous participation in Climate Leadership initiatives that reduce community greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions
  • the transition to a lower carbon economy
  • creating more sustainable community energy generation
  • equipping Indigenous communities with information to support them in investing in solar energy infrastructure

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Alberta Non-Profit Energy Efficiency Transition (NEET) Program

The Non-Profit Energy Efficiency Transition (NEET) Program will provide funding to help non-profit and volunteer groups determine how efficient their current lighting, heating, cooling and hot water systems are. Equipped with audit information, agencies can then take advantage of Energy Efficiency Alberta’s Business, Non-Profit and Institutional Rebate Program, which offers incentives for the purchase and installation of high-efficiency products.

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Government of Canada and Other
Grants and Incentives

Government of Canada Funding, Grants & Incentives

The Federal Government of Canada manages several funding, grants and incentive programs to encourage research, development and demonstration in Canada.

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Saskatchewan Solar Programs (SaskPower)

Solar power uses panels to capture and store energy from the sun – it’s one of the cleanest technologies out there but, of course, it only works when the sun is shining. Solar is still relatively expensive compared to other generation options but the cost is coming down as the technology evolves.

For large scale ground mount solar projects check out our Renewables Roadmap. For smaller scale projects for your home or business, check out our Net Metering Program and Small Power Producers Program for more information.

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NEW SOLAR Products

Due to the rapid growth of technology, we are always searching for the greatest cutting-edge technology available in today’s market. From residential solar modules to commercial solar LED street lights. Make sure to speak with one of our local representatives to assist with pricing our latest Solar and LED products.