Solar Electric Rebate Program

By mmuise

The Solar Electric Rebate Program makes solar power more affordable than ever before by providing financial incentive for Island homeowners, farms and businesses to install solar PV panels.

Comments on Funding:

Incentives for Businesses are $350/kilowatt installed, up to 40% of installed costs, to a maximum of $10,000.
Incentives for Homes are $1,000/kilowatt installed, up to 40% of installed costs, to a maximum of $10,000.
Incentives for Farm Buildings are $1,250/kilowatt installed, up to 40% of installed costs, to a maximum of $35,000.

Deadline: Continuous Intake

The applicant must:

  • be the legal property owner, business owner and/or a bona-fide farmer,
  • own an eligible building on Prince Edward Island including: a residential property, no more than three stories high, with a footprint smaller than 600 m² (6458 ft²), or commercial building with an operating business, or a farm building owned and operated year round by a bona-fide farmer, a single-family home, detached, side-by-side, row house or apartment building, a manufactured or mobile home with have a permanent electrical utility connection,
  • ensure that a solar PV system is eligible for net metering from his electric utility - Maritime Electric or the City of Summerside Electric Utility. The system must meet all applicable regulations under the Canadian Electrical Code and any additional provincial laws and regulations and must be installed by an efficiencyPEI Network of Excellence contractor.
Application Steps:

The applicant must:

1. confirm eligibility,

2. select an approved efficiencyPEI solar PV installer from the Network of Excellence,

3. complete the application form and send it to efficiencyPEI with his most recent electric bill,

4. wait for the letter of acceptance before beginning any work,

5. submit his paid receipts to efficiencyPEI, once the work is complete.

Documentation Needed:

The applicant must submit:
1. the application form.
2. the most recent electric bill,
3. paid receipts.

Other Things to Note:

Applicants can receive financing for the up-front costs of solar photovoltaic equipment through the Energy Efficiency Loan Program.

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