New Federal Grant for Solar EnergyPosted by Rob Baxter in Front, News, Our News, on May 28, 2021
The Government of Canada has announced a new incentive program to encourage home retrofits that increase energy efficiency. The program includes grants for photovoltaic (solar energy) systems:
The grant covers:
- $1000 per kW up to a maximum of $5000 for solar on single-family homes
- a flat $1000 for solar on MURBs (multi-unit residential buildings of three or fewer storeys in height, having a building area not exceeding 600 m2, and not retirement homes)
- a flat $1000 for batteries connected to PV systems to provide standby power for home
The interest free loan can be combined with the grant:
- up to $40,000 over 10 years
The program requires per-retrofit evaluation by a certified energy advisor. There is a grant of $600 for this service which should cover most of the cost. VREC has worked with City Green Solutions which provides this service. You can book an appointment on their website (citygreen.ca) or by calling 1.866.381.9995.
To learn more about the program visit: https://www.nrcan.gc.ca/make-your-home-more-energy-efficient/23443
To get a free estimate for your solar energy system call us at 778-869-8333 or fill out our online form.