Solar Incentives Canada (Updated 2023)
Published by Rylan Urban on Sep 14, 2023.
There are at least 32 solar incentive programs currently available across Canada. This includes 16 solar rebates, 15 solar financing options, and 1 solar tax incentive.
Solar energy incentive programs on this page are sorted by the province that they are offered in. Start your solar incentive search by clicking on your jurisdiction below:
There are currently 2 solar energy incentives available in Alberta. This includes 1 rebate and 1 financing program.
Canada Greener Homes Grant – The federal government currently offers Canadian homeowners a grant of $1.00 per watt for the purchase of a solar voltaic system, up to a total of $5,000. To be eligible, you’ll need to register with the Greener Homes Initiative.
Note: not sure what $1.00 per watt means? Check out our Cost of Solar Page to read more.
Canada Greener Homes Loan – As part of the Greener Homes Initiative, eligible homeowners can also receive a 10-year interest free loan of $5,000 and up to $40,000 to help finance their solar system.
There are currently 7 solar energy incentives available in Alberta. This includes 5 rebates and 2 financing programs.
Banff Solar Production Incentive – The Town of Banff currently offers a $0.75 per watt rebate on solar energy systems, up to a maximum of 20kW. However, applications are limited each year.
Canmore Solar Incentive Program – The Town of Canmore currently offers rebates for residential and commercial solar energy systems. However, the 2023 application window is now closed.
Edmonton Change Homes For Climate Solar Program – The City of Edmonton currently offers a $0.40 per watt rebate for residential homes and $0.30 per watt rebate for new home construction.
Medicine Hat HAT Smart Program – The City of Medicine Hat is currently offering $0.20 per watt rebate for solar energy systems up to a maximum of $1,000.
EQUS Solar Incentive – EQUS has partnered with ReWatt Power to offer its customers a $0.10 per watt rebate for solar energy systems to a maximum of $500.
Clean Energy Improvement Program (CEIP) – CEIP is a low-interest solar energy financing program that is paid back through an assessment on your property tax bill. The program is currently available in Canmore, Edmonton, Rocky Mountain House, Devon, and others. You can read more on the PACEAlberta website.
EQUS – EQUS currently offers its customers up to $15,000 per service to finance the cost of a solar photovoltaic system (PV).
Want to learn more about solar in Alberta? Check out the Complete Alberta Solar Guide.
There are currently 3 solar energy incentives available in British Columbia. This includes 1 tax incentives, 1 rebate, and 1 financing program.
PST Tax Exemption (Bulletin PST 203) – There is currently a 7% PST exemption for solar photovoltaic equipment (including inverters, wiring, etc.).
RDN Renewable Energy System Program – The districts of Nanaimo and Lantzville are currently offering incentives up to $250 for in installation of a solar photovoltaic system.
Vancity Planet-Wise Renovation Solutions Loan – Vancity Bank currently offers a prime + 0.75% loan up to $50,000 with an amortization period of up to 15 years that can be used for solar systems.
Want to learn more about solar in British Columbia? Check out the Complete BC Solar Guide.
There are currently 3 solar energy incentives available in Manitoba. This includes 1 rebate and 1 financing program.
Efficiency Manitoba Solar Rebate Program – Efficiency Manitoba offers a rebate of up to $0.50 per watt, up to maximum of 10 kilowatts or $5,000 per home for residential solar systems.
Manitoba Hydro Home Energy Efficiency Loan – Manitoba Hydro offers a loan of up to $20,000 for solar projects and is repaid through your hydro bill with a maximum term of 15-years. The full amount becomes due if you sell your home before the loan is fully repaid.
Want to learn more about solar in Manitoba? Check out the Complete Manitoba Solar Guide.
There are currently 2 solar energy incentives available in New Brunswick. This includes 1 rebate and 1 financing program.
Total Home Energy Savings Program – NB Power currently offers a $0.20 per watt rebate on solar photovoltaic systems (only available through the Total Home Energy Savings Program).
Greener Home Loans – The NBTA Credit Union is currently offering a prime + 1% loan for home projects including solar installations.
Want to learn more about solar in New Brunswick? Check out the Complete NB Solar Guide.
Newfoundland and Labrador
Unfortunately, there are no solar incentives currently available in Newfoundland and Labrador.
Still interested in solar? View the Complete Newfoundland and Labrador Solar Guide.
There is currently 1 solar energy rebate available in the Northwest Territories.
AEA Renewable Energy Program – The Arctic Energy Alliance offers a 50% rebate on the total cost of renewable generation projects (solar, wind, wood pellet heating, etc) for property owners in non-hydro communities.
Want to learn more about solar in the Northwest Territories? Check out the Complete NWT Solar Guide.
There are currently 3 solar energy incentives available in Nova Scotia. This includes 1 rebate and 2 financing program.
SolarHomes Program – Efficiency Nova Scotia is currently offering a $0.30 per watt rebate on the purchase of solar photovoltaic systems up to a maximum rebate of $3,000.
Clean Energy Financing Program – The Clean Foundation in Nova Scotia offers “PACE” loans currently available in Bridgewater, Lunenburg, Digby, Barrington, Yarmouth, Amherst, Cumberland, Iverness, Cumberland, New Glasgow, Victoria, East Hants, and Chester. This loan can be used to fund your solar energy projects for a financing period of up to 10 years. The loan is attached to your property (not you) and is automatically transferred to the new owners if you move.
Solar City – The City of Halifax has its own version of the PACE loan called Solar City. The 10 year, 4.75% fixed interest loan is attached to the property (not you) and is automatically transferred to the new owners if you move.
Want to learn more about solar in Nova Scotia? Check out the Complete NS Solar Guide.
There are currently 2 solar energy rebates available in Nunavut.
Renewable Energy Home Improvements Program – The Nunavut Housing Corporation provides a program offering 50% rebates up to a maximum of $30,000 to homeowners installing renewable energy home improvements including solar.
Want to learn more about solar in Nunavut? Check out the Complete Nunavut Solar Guide.
There are currently 3 solar energy incentives available in Ontario. This includes 1 rebate and 2 financing program.
Durham Greener Homes Deep Retrofit Rebate – The city of Durham has rebates available, up to $10,000, based on the emissions reductions that your solar system brings. However, you’ll need to participate in the Canada Greener Homes Initiative (see Canada-wide section above).
Home Energy Loan Program (HELP) – Toronto residents have access to a “PACE” loan of up to $125,000 which can be used for rooftop solar panels. The loan is attached to your property (not you) and is paid back through your property tax bill, at different rates based on the repayment term. This means that if you move, the loan will be transferred to the new property owners.
Better Homes Ottawa Loan Program – Ottawa residents offer a loan of up to $120,000 for solar projects with a maximum term of 20-years.
Want to learn more about solar in Ontario? Check out the Complete Ontario Solar Guide.
Prince Edward Island
There are currently 3 solar energy incentives available in Prince Edward Island. This includes 1 rebate and 2 financing program.
Solar Electric Rebate Program – EfficiencyPEI offers a $1.00 per watt incentive on solar photovoltaic systems, up to 40% of the installed costs, and up to a maximum rebate amount of $10,000.
Energy Efficiency Loan Program – The province of Prince Edward Island currently offers a loan program to any resident that qualifies for the Solar Electric Rebate Program (above). This is a 7-year loan of up to $10,000 at a fixed interest rate of 5%.
PACE Atlantic – PEI residents in Colchester, Stratford, Wolfville, and Charlottetown also have access to “PACE” financing for solar installations. The loan has a 0% interest rate over 15-year terms and can be up to a maximum of $40,000 or 15% of the property value. The loan has a 0% interest rate over 15-year terms and can be up to a maximum of $40,000 or 15% of the property value.
Want to learn more about solar in Prince Edward Island? Check out the Complete PEI Solar Guide.
Unfortunately, there are no solar incentives currently available in Quebec.
Still interested in solar? View the Complete Quebec Solar Guide.
There is currently 1 solar energy financing program available in Saskatchewan.
Home Energy Loan Program (HELP) – The City of Saskatoon currently offers a “PACE” loan of up to $60,000 over flexible repayment terms of up to 20 years. The loan is attached to (and repaid through) your property tax and stays attached to the property even if you move.
Want to learn more about solar in Saskatchewan? Check out the Complete SK Solar Guide.
There are currently 2 solar energy incentives available in the Yukon. This includes 1 rebate and 1 financing program.
Good Energy Renewable Energy Rebate – The Government of Yukon is currently offering a rebate of $0.80 per watt up to $5,000 for residential solar systems.
Rural Electrification and Telecommunications Program (RETP) – Yukon has a “PACE” loan that can be used to fund a solar installations. However, it’s only available for property owners outside of any municipality. Funding is limited to 25% of the assessed value of the property and has a maximum of $50,000.
Want to learn more about solar in Yukon? Check out the Complete Yukon Solar Guide.
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