Solar Incentive Program

By mmuise
Description:

The Town of Banff provides rebates to property owners who install solar photovoltaic systems on their home or business.


Comments on Funding:

This is a post-install rebate program, with funding based on the size of solar system installed.
The Town provides eligible participants with a rebate of $750/kilowatt (kW) of solar capacity installed, to a maximum of 20 kW.

Deadline: Currently accepting applications
Eligibility:

1. Applcants must


a) be owners of residential or commercial properties. Only one application will be allowed per individual property.
b) commit to participate in sharing the story and data of their solar installation with the community in various ways including, but not limited to: articles in the local newspaper, Facebook, YouTube, and the Town of Banff website.
2. All projects must meet development, building and electrical safety code requirements. Minimum installation requirements are a 2 kW solar electric system.
3. All electrical systems must be CSA or ULC approved for installation in Canada.
4. Town of Banff Building and Development permits are required for solar panels but associated fees are waived.
5. Town of Banff Solar Panel Design Guidelines (PDF) describe requirements for the visual integration of solar panels on buildings for land use districts throughout the community.
Application Steps:

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Documentation Needed:

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Other Things to Note:

Applicants are responsible to complete the project and submit the necessary paperwork to receive the rebate, including a completed Microgeneration Agreement with Fortis.

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