Solar

New applications are no longer being accepted for the Residential and Commercial Solar Program. Approved applications will continue to be processed for payment. If your application has not been approved, it will not receive approval as the program is now fully subscribed and the program budget has been allocated.

Portal Access

The Residential and Commercial Solar program is now fully subscribed, and the program budget has been allocated. Applications that have not received approval (a confirmation email that your application status Part 1 is verified), will not be approved. If you have questions about the status of your application, please email solar@efficiencyalberta.ca.

Terms and Conditions

Program Impacts so far:

  • Supported the creation of jobs in Alberta’s solar industry
  • Cut solar installation costs by up to 35 per cent for residences
  • Cut solar installation costs by up to 35 per cent for businesses and non-profits
  • Reduce greenhouse gas emissions in the province by about 338M tonnes

This program is just one more example of Alberta taking the lead on energy efficiency and renewable energy, which will protect pocketbooks, make life more comfortable, create good jobs, and help diversify our economy.

Illuminating the benefits of solar in homes, businesses and non-profits.

  • Protect your organization from rising energy costs. Solar is an unlimited renewable source of energy. This gives businesses the power to reduce operating costs by taking control of their individual energy needs. By investing in a solar PV system, businesses can stabilize their electricity costs and protect against potentially unpredictable increase in utility bills.
  • Reduce your energy bills. A solar array on your roof can generate up to 100 per cent of your electricity needs, while the Alberta Micro-Generation Regulation allows you to remain connected to the Alberta electric grid providing your home with electricity when the sun isn’t shining.

Did you know the following municipalities offer solar PV incentives?

City of Edmonton

Brazeau County

The Town of Banff

City of Medicine Hat

The Town of Canmore

The EQUS Rural Electrification Association Solar Incentive Financing Program 

Installation Process

Wondering how to get approval and install a solar PV system? Learn about the process here

Find a Provider

Use the Solar Energy Society of Alberta’s Solar Providers Directory or the Canadian Solar Industries Association’s (CanSIA) Member Directory to find a qualified provider in your area.

Questions?

Do you have more questions? Read our FAQ.

Contact us at solar@efficiencyalberta.ca.