Alberta Municipal Solar Program

Funding Programs

The Alberta Municipal Solar Program is not accepting applications at this time.

The Alberta Municipal Solar Program has been very successful since its launch in 2016, and all available funding is currently fully allocated. Effective immediately, new applications are no longer being accepted. Applications with signed funding agreements will continue to be processed and will receive payments upon project completion. If you have questions about the status of your application, review the Frequently Asked Questions or contact our team at contact@mccac.ca.

There are still several programs open for applications that municipalities can apply for. See which programs are still accepting applications at mccac.ca/programs/.

Who participated

By investing in a solar PV systems, communities across Alberta are seeing savings on their electricity bills and reinvesting those savings into other priorities.

Installing a solar PV system will:

  • create jobs and help your local economy,
  • generate free power any time the sun is shining for your system’s entire 25+ year life,
  • demonstrate your municipality’s commitment to sustainability and social responsibility.

See how Carmangay is creating a sustainable community with funding from the Alberta Municipal Solar Program.

See how communities are benefiting from solar: Village of Carmangay, Parkdale Community League, Big Lakes County, City of Airdrie.

115 projects completed

21MW installed solar energy capacity

53,951 solar PV modules installed

13,407tonnes GHG emissions avoided annually

as of December 23, 2021

Frequently Asked Questions

Is the program still accepting new applications?

No, the Alberta Municipal Solar Program is not currently accepting applications because all funding has been fully allocated. Funding was allocated on a first-come, first-served basis based on the submission of completed applications. Sign up for our newsletter to stay up-to-date on available funding.

My municipality submitted an Expression of Interest, now what?

Expressions of Interest are non-committal and do not guarantee any funding through the program. The Alberta Municipal Solar Program is no longer accepting applications because all funding has been fully allocated. Funding was allocated on a first-come, first-served basis to projects which submitted complete applications. Projects which have submitted Expressions of Interest will be notified directly if the program begins accepting applications again.

My municipality applied to the program, now what?

The Alberta Municipal Solar Program is no longer accepting applications because all funding has been fully allocated to projects which submitted complete application packages. Funding is allocated on a first-come, first-served basis. Projects with signed Funding Agreements are guaranteed funding upon project completion. If you are unsure about the status of your application, please contact the Action Centre.

Is the program first-come, first-served? How does it work?

Yes, the Alberta Municipal Solar Program was operated on a first-come, first-served basis as per the date which completed applications were received. Complete application packages were required to be received and approved by the Action Centre in order to receive a Funding Agreement.

Is the Municipal Climate Change Action Centre closing?

No, there are still several programs open that municipalities can apply for. Learn more about our programs accepting applications at mccac.ca/programs/

Are there other funding programs that I can apply to for my municipal solar project?

Yes, the Action Centre has built the Alberta Funding Guide which provides information about climate change adaptation and mitigation funding opportunities available to municipalities in Alberta. Explore programs classified under the “Renewable Energy” category.

Who is the person to contact about AMSP?

Please contact the following:

Media inquiries to be directed to:

  • Kara Orr, Program Lead, Strategic Market Engagement and Development, MCCAC, Kara@abmunis.ca
  • Trina Innes, Executive Director, Sustainability Services, Alberta Municipalities, Trina@abmunis.ca

Program inquiries can be directed to:

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