Solar Rebates & Energy Efficiency Incentives Northwest Territories
(Complete Guide 2019)

Northwest Territories Energy Incentives

NWT currently has solar energy and energy efficiency incentives available at the territory and federal levels. The solar energy rebates on this page are denoted by a sun symbol () while the energy and energy efficiency rebates are denoted by a bolt symbol ().

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You can read from top to bottom, or simply jump to your preferred energy incentive category by selecting it below:

If you’ve read this page, the Complete Northwest Territories Solar Guide, and are interested in installing a system with a qualified installer, you can request an estimate by filling out the form here. Our pre-screened installers are eligible for all rebates and can fill out the necessary paperwork on your behalf.

Territory Energy Incentives

The Arctic Energy Alliance (AEA) is currently offering several solar energy rebate and energy efficiency incentive programs to property owners in the Northwest Territories. The two major financial incentives are included in this section.

Residential Renewable Energy Fund (RREF)

The Residential Renewable Energy Fund is part of the Alternative Energy Technologies Program (AETP) offered through the AEA. Through this program, NWT residents can receive a rebate on the purchase of any renewable energy generation system.

The rebate can be claimed for up to 33% of the total system costs including installation to a maximum funding amount of $5,000. The rebate only applies to residents living in communities powered by thermal power and/or are off-grid. Communities power by hydro can no longer apply for the RREF.

Apart from solar photovolatic systems, the rebate can also be applied towards wind turbines, ground-source heat pumps, Solar thermal (hot water and air), hydro, and pellet and wood furnaces.

Energy Efficiency Incentive Program (EEIP)

The Energy Efficiency Incentive Program is available to all NTW to help with the purchase of new energy and energy efficiency technologies including:

  • ENERGY STAR Appliances
  • New Home Heating Equipment (stoves, hot water heaters, thermostats, etc.)
  • Home Renovations (air sealing, insulation, etc.)
  • New Energy Efficient Homes
  • + More

The rebate amount varies from $100 to $3,000 depending on the technology that you choose to purchase. If the product is purchased from a Canadian vendor outside of the NWT, then only 50% of rebate amount will be given.

Federal & Other Energy Incentives Solar Cash Incentive

The Solar Cash Incentive offered by can be claimed in addition to any rebate program offered on this page. The total rebate amount is relatively small ($152), but it’s super easy to claim.

Federal Tax Provision for Clean Energy Equipment

The Federal Tax Provision for Clean Energy Equipment is a tax policy offered through the federal government that allows Canadian businesses to fully expense their clean energy equipment purchases (solar included). This means a CCA rate of 100% and the abolishment of the first year rule.

Please visit National Resources Canada for more solar and energy incentives for business and commercial applications in the Northwest Territories.

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