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Notice of Change to Terms and Conditions

Effective March 30, 2020, changes to the Terms and Conditions of the Change Homes for Climate Solar Program go into effect. These changes extend the deadlines for completion of projects and were made in response to project delays that may be, and are being, experienced as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Below, please see, in bold, an outline of the changes:

“3.0 CHCSP Application Deadlines

Applications must be completed and received within one year of the interconnection approval by the applicable wire service provider. 

For applications that have received Part 1 approval on or before March 31, 2020, the project on the Residential Property must be energized and interconnected, and all supporting information required under section 5.2 must be submitted by September 31, 2020.

For applications that have received Part 1 approval after March 31, 2020, the project on the Residential Property must be energized and interconnected, and all supporting information required under section 5.2 must be submitted within 9 months of the Part I approval date.”

If you have any questions about any of these changes, please contact solar@edmonton.ca or 587-287-1903.

For more information on the City of Edmonton’s response to COVID-19, visit edmonton.ca/covid-19

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 Edmontonians $0.40/watt towards the cost of the system, which is roughly 15% of the cost of going solar!

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

Terms & Conditions

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 Solar Industries 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