Alberta Energy Efficency Solar Rebate Program:

Renewable Energy - Now More Affordable.

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! Solar Systems registered after April 15, 2017 are eligible for maximum $0.90/watt of installation cost rebate。 


This program is available for customers with electricity service and properties located in Alberta that meet the following requirements:

  • Interconnection approval from the Wire Service Provider (WSP) signed on or after April 15, 2017

  • The solar photovoltaic (PV) system must be grid connected in accordance with Alberta’s Micro-Generation Regulation (AR27/2008)

  • System must not be eligible for the Alberta Municipal Solar Program (AMSP), the Alberta Indigenous Solar Program, Growing Forward On-Farm Solar Photovoltaics Program, or any other provincial solar incentive program that may follow

  • Must not have received an incentive for a solar PV system on the same parcel/property (based on site ID) under this program or another provincial solar incentive program

  • Combined incentives from government programs must not exceed 100% of eligible system cost

  • Must own the property or have long-term rights to the property with sufficient solar exposure

  • System is designed and installed by a qualified installer (not self-installed) and system components meet the Canadian Standards Association (CSA) requirements for electrical safety, or equivalent certification to applicable Canadian standards.

  • Complete Terms and Conditions will be available at program launch.

Brazeau County Municipal Energy Efficiency Rebate Solar Program

Maximum allowable watts is 15,000. Maximum allowable rebate is $10,000. Rebate calculation: Total watts x $0.75 = rebate

Medicine Hat Solar Hat Smart Program

  • Available to all City of Medicine Hat residential Electric and/or Natural Gas Utility customers one time only per residential address.

  • Rebates are processed on a first come, first served basis. Application Forms will no longer be accepted once program funding has been exhausted.

  • Receipts must be paid in full and dated between January 1, 2017 and December 31, 2017.

  • Deadline for applications is noon on the last business day before January 7 of the following year, provided funding is still available.

  • This program is for existing and new residential properties.

  • Minimum installation requirement is a 1.5 kW solar electric system and must be CSA or ULC approved for installation in Canada.

  • Eligible installations of solar photovoltaic systems (i.e. solar electric systems) will qualify for an incentive equal to $1,000 per kW to a maximum rebate amount of $5,000.

  • The Goods and Services Tax (GST) is not considered a part of the total project costs; therefore, HAT Smart rebates will be based on pre-tax amounts and will not exceed the amount of total project costs (before GST), regardless of the maximum listed rebate amount.

On-Farm Solar Photovoltaics – On-Farm Energy Management Sub-Program

Program purpose statement

The program provides funding towards solar photovoltaics on Alberta farms. This enables producers to conserve non-renewable fossil fuels and reduce carbon emissions, ultimately reducing the environmental footprint of Alberta's agriculture industry.

The Growing Forward 2 Solar Photovoltaics Program addresses two important industry priorities:

1.     Improved environmental stewardship. When producers make investments in clean energy and reduced carbon emissions, they are recognized for their commitment to sustainable practices.

2.     Improved energy management. Producers who install photovoltaic systems tend to take a renewed interest in their electricity usage; this leads to additional efficiency investments.

What kinds of PV Systems are eligible?

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,

  • Producing power that is used in the production of a primary commodity, and

  • Purchased after April 1, 2013, including already-installed systems.

How are costs shared?

Grants are calculated based on an eligible system's nominal wattage, up to a maximum percentage of system cost. Third-party contractor-installed systems are funded at a higher rate than self-installed systems. A maximum of 100 kW of solar PV or capacity$50,000 per applicant is available through the program.


Install Type

Without an Energy Assessment

With an Energy Assessment

Solar PV Contractor-Installed


to maximum 20% of project costs


to maximum 25% of project costs



to maximum 10% of project costs


to maximum 20% of project costs

Grant Maximum

100 kW or $50,000

100 kW or $50,000

Who can participate?

Producers in Alberta with a minimum of $10,000 farm commodity or livestock production income.

Alberta Municipal Solar Program (AMSP)

The Alberta Municipal Solar Program (AMSP) provides financial rebates to Alberta municipalities who install solar photovoltaics (PV) on municipal facilities or land and complete public engagement for the project. Participants are eligible to receive a rebate per watt of total installed capacity ($/W). The rate tier is determined by the total installed capacity of a project submitted through a single AMSP Application. (Total Installed Capacity (DC)<10 kilowatts: $0.90/Watt; 10 kilowatts to <150 kilowatts: $0.75/Watt; 150 kilowatts to <2 Megawatts: $0.60/Watt; 2 Megawatts to 5 Megawatts $0.55/Watt). The rebate provided by the MCCAC will not exceed 25% of eligible expenses. All funding is issued after the MCCAC has verified that the project is complete.