Canada Government Grants, Incentives, or Rebates for Solar Panel Installation

These programs and incentives are designed to encourage the adoption of solar energy and enhance energy efficiency across Canada. Homeowners and businesses should check the specific details and eligibility criteria for each program, as they can vary by region and are subject to change.

Here is a list of Canada government grants or incentives for solar panels:

Federal Incentives and Rebates:

  • The Greener Homes Rebate: Provides up to $5,000 for the installation and implementation of a roof or ground-mounted solar system​​.
  • Self-Employed or Commercial: Accelerated Capital Cost Allowance and Canadian Renewable Conservation Expense (CRCE) for commercial producers of renewable electricity​​.
  • Residential/Homeowners: Interest-free loans up to $40,000 for environmentally friendly retrofits, including solar panels​​.
  • Clean Electricity Investment Tax Credit: Provides up to 30% of the cost of capital investment for businesses in clean technologies​​.

Provincial and Municipality Incentives and Rebates:

  • Alberta: Various municipal incentives; Home Energy Retrofit Accelerator (HERA); Solar Offset program; Light Up Alberta – Solar Club Loyalty Program; subsidies for businesses from Emissions Reduction Alberta​​. Edmonton offers rebates for solar installations​​.
  • British Columbia: Regional rebates in the Regional District of Nanaimo; specialized loan programs in certain municipalities​​.
  • New Brunswick: Total Home Energy Savings Program (THESP) offers rebates for solar energy installations​​.
  • Nova Scotia: Rebate of $0.30/watt for solar panels, up to $3,000; incentives for non-profit organizations; Home Battery Initiative; and PACE financing programs​​​​.
  • Ontario: Targeted incentives such as the First Nations Conservation Program; financing solutions for low-rise residential properties; Home Energy Loan Program (HELP) and High-Rise Retrofit Improvement Support Program (Hi-RIS) in Toronto​​. Ottawa offers a zero-interest loan program for solar panel installations​​. Guelph and Durham offer PACE programs and rebates​​. Enbridge offers rebates for various energy efficiency upgrades including solar panels​​.
  • Prince Edward Island: Solar Electric Rebate Program offering $1.00/watt for homeowners and $0.35/watt for small business owners, up to $10,000​​. Charlottetown and Stratford offer interest-free loans up to $40,000 for solar installations​​.

These are just a few of the many government grants and incentives for solar panels that are available in Canada. The specific incentives that you may be eligible for will depend on your location and the type of solar panel installation you are considering. It is important to research the incentives available in your area before you make a decision about installing solar panels.