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Notice of Change to Terms and Conditions

Effective April 7, 2021, changes were made to the Change Homes for Climate Solar Program Terms & Conditions. These changes clarify eligibility and rebate amounts for multi-unit residential buildings, new homes, mobile homes, and secondary suites. There were also some changes made to equipment eligibility requirements. Please see the program Terms and Conditions for details. If you have any questions about these changes, please contact solar@edmonton.ca or 587-287-1903.

What is the Change Homes for Climate – Solar Program?

The City of Edmonton is helping Edmontonians install solar systems on their homes to produce renewable energy.

The City is offering Edmonton homeowners $0.40/watt towards the cost of the system, which covers approximately 15% of the costs of going solar!

Newly constructed homes and residential buildings are also eligible for a rebate of $0.30/watt.

Generating local renewable energy is one of the most impactful ways of taking action on climate change.

See the program Terms & Conditions for full eligibility criteria.

Why Participate?

Turn your home into a tiny power plant.

With 2,300 hours of sun in an average year, Edmonton is one of the sunniest cities in Canada. Solar panels can supply anywhere from a few percent up to 100% of your electricity, and while electricity only accounts for 16% of the energy used in Edmonton, it produces around 40% of the Greenhouse Gas Emissions.

With rooftop solar, you’re not just protecting yourself from the ups and downs of energy prices, you’re reducing the carbon footprint of your home and your community.

How to Participate and get the Rebate?

Work with a qualified solar provider to take advantage of existing residential rebates.

1 Hire a qualified solar provider listed on the Solar Providers Directory of either the Solar Energy Society of Alberta or the Canadian Renewable Energy Association. If you need help choosing the right one for you, view these further resources:

2 Your installer will be able to answer all of your questions about:

  • the economics of solar for your home
  • the technical aspects of how your system will work
  • the most up-to-date information about available rebates and eligibility

3 Your installer will take care of all approvals, permits and claiming your rebates.

If you have more questions, please view our FAQ page.

You can also contact the program administrators by emailing solar@edmonton.ca or calling 1 (587) 287-1903.

Another useful tool is this solar potential map. See the solar potential of your home, including estimates of the environmental and financial benefits of going solar.


 

Solar Rebate Program