Today, June 21, is the summer solstice, and it marks the official launch of Energy Efficiency Alberta’s $36-million Residential and Commercial Solar Program.
Starting today, homeowners can receive up to 30 percent off their solar electric system installation costs, to a maximum rebate of $10,000. Businesses and non-profit organizations are eligible for up to 25 per cent of system costs, to a maximum rebate of $500,000. Rebates are based on the size of the installation and calculated at $0.75 per watt.
Once a system is installed, inspected and connected, Albertans will receive a direct deposit in 10 to 15 business days. Albertans wanting to ensure their project is eligible can apply directly at Energy Efficiency Alberta for pre-approval. Systems installed prior to April 15, 2017 are not eligible for a rebate.
You can see the full written announcement, and listen to the announcement made by Minister Phillips this morning, by clicking here. The most up to date details on the program may be found on Energy Efficiency Alberta’s Website, including a PDF of the process, and a video recording of an information session.
photo: courtesy of Alberta Environment and Parks