Alberta Municipal Solar Program

Funding Programs

Receive rebates for installing grid-connected solar photovoltaic (PV) systems on facilities or land in your municipality. Participants are eligible to receive a rebate per watt of total installed capacity ($/W)

First time applying? An additional bonus rebate of $0.25/watt is available to municipalities that have not previously participated in the program for their first project. The First-time Applicant Bonus will be capped at a maximum of $250,000.

You can submit multiple applications, but each municipality can only apply for rebates up to $1,500,000, including any bonuses. Receive a rebate per watt of total installed capacity ($/W), as per the table below.

Total Installed Capacity (DC)

Rebate

<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 Action Centre will not exceed 30% of eligible expenses.

Why is this program important?

With a solar panel system, you’ll generate free power for your system’s entire 25+ year lifecycle. Even if you don’t produce 100 percent of the energy you consume, solar reduces your utility bills and saves you a lot of money.

This also protects you against rising energy costs. One of the most clear cut benefits of solar panels is their ability to hedge utility prices. By investing in a solar energy system now, you can fix your electricity rate and protect against unpredictable increases in electricity costs.

Create jobs and help your local economy. And of course, protect the environment! Sustainability and corporate social responsibility are important components of an organization’s culture and values, as well as producing bottom line results.

How does it benefit you?

62 projects by 33 municipalities

16,318 solar PV modules installed

As of September 2019, these projects—in communities just like yours—have resulted in 5.5 MW installed capacity and 3,911 tonnes CO2e (carbon dioxide equivalent) in annual reductions.

Plus the additional first time applicant bonus rebate of $0.25/watt now available to municipalities!

How does it work?

All funding is issued after the Action Centre staff have checked that the project is complete. Funding is available on a first come, first served basis. You can submit an AMSP Expression of Interest as a first, non-committal step. Upon receiving EOI confirmation and approval, you can then move on to the AMSP Application.

Webinar

Need a little boost to convince your council to use solar to power municipal buildings? The Action Centre created this webinar that lays out everything they need to know. You can also request a webinar for your next meeting, or register for an upcoming Alberta Municipal Solar Program 101 webinar.

Case studies

Save money. Save the planet—it’s a win-win

If this program sounds right for your community apply now and start making a difference today!