One of the perks of using solar for your needs is that there are several rebates depending on the province you’re located in, which help keep the costs low while introducing solar to agriculture, commercial, and residential needs. Below are some of the most popular Solar Rebates in Saskatchewan, Manitoba, Alberta, and throughout Canada.
20% of the installed cost, up to $20,000 from SaskPower when a solar installation is coupled with a net meter (all grid tie installations from Kelln Solar require this). There is no rebate for an off grid system.
A Saskatchewan solar rebate of $500 from Saskpower when a solar powered pump is purchased for a farm, all that is required is a proof of purchase.
Canadian Agricultural Partnership
New for 2018! The Federal and Provincial Governments have once again teamed up and replaced the Growing Forward Program with another cost shared initiative, the Canadian Agricultural Partnership (CAP) that is administered by the provinces. Each province varies slightly, and the details are below, but, our systems are typically eligible for a 50% rebate. We’re working hard to understand the programs, so please contact us if you have any questions.
Alberta CAP Programs
Alberta has 2 programs with funding available under cap, and each program offers a different level of funding.
Requires a current (within past 10 years) Alberta Environmental Farm Plan, and has limited application intake dates, our systems qualify for
Application Intake Dates for 2018:
- April 3, 2018 – May 15, 2018
- May 16, 2018 – June 27, 2018
- June 28, 2018 – August 29, 2018
- August 30, 2018 – November 14, 2018
This program requires you speak with an AF Water Speicialist and have completed a Long-Term Water Management plan for your farm (approved plans from GF1 and GF2 count). Our systems qualify for a rebate of 30%.
Our energy-free troughs qualify for a 50% rebate.
Ag Action Manitoba
Manitoba has not yet announced the details of their plan, but they have consolidated CAP funding into Ag Action Manitoba
Saskatchewan Farm and Ranch Water Infrastructure Program
The Saskatchewan government has announced which projects are eligible for CAP, and have the details on the ministry website (Link). There is a 50% rebate available up to $5,000. The program does limit a producer to the purchaser of 2 systems, and requires that the producer is creating a new water source to be eligible for the rebate.