Programs Available Within Alberta

Below is a list of available programs to help ease the costs to those who wish to invest in a solar photovoltaic system.  We are more than happy to apply for these grants on behalf of you and/or your organization, if permitted by the program administering entity.

Residential Program(s)

  1. Energy Efficiency Alberta Residential Solar Program
    • up to 30% cost reduction via a direct rebate to the homeowner
  2. City of Medicine Hat Solar Program 
    • $1000/kW of array size to a maximum of $5,000

Commercial Program(s)

  1. Energy Efficiency Alberta Commercial Solar Program
    • Up to 25% cost reduction via a direct rebate to the building owner
  2. Federal Government Capital Cost Allowance
    • Costs for renewable energy project are permitted to be written-off at an accelerated rate over 5-years

Agri-Business

  1. Alberta Agriculture On-Farm Solar Program
    • Up to 35% cost reduction via a direct rebate to the farm or agri-business owner
  2. Federal Government Capital Cost Allowance
    • Costs for renewable energy projects are permitted to be written-off at an accelerated rate over 5-years

First Nations

  1. Alberta Indigenous Relations Solar Program
    • Up to 80% cost reduction via a direct rebate to the Nation or Nation's Organization

Municipalities and Non-Profits

  1. Alberta Municipalities Solar Program
    • Up to 25% cost reduction via a direct rebate to the municipality
  2. Alberta Ecotrust Grant
    • Determined on a case by case basis
  3. City of Edmonton Ecocity Grant
    • Determined on a case by case basis
  4. City of Edmonton Community League Infrastructure Program
    • Determined on a case by case basis
""As a new program exploring alternative energies we realized quickly that a solar photovoltaic teaching array would be an absolute must......After a number of concept changes and a failed attempt at installation it was decided, based on the recommendations of industry insiders, that Great Canadian Solar would take the lead on the project. We haven’t looked back since....They have proven themselves to not only be master technicians but excellent role models for our students. Many thanks to the team at GCS.""

- Tim Matthews, Laboratory Technologist - Alternative Energy Program NAIT