New Federal Grant for Solar Energy

Posted by 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 ( or by calling 1.866.381.9995.


To learn more about the program visit:

To get a free estimate for your solar energy system call us at 778-869-8333 or fill out our online form.