The Alberta Municipal Solar Program (AMSP) provides financial rebates to Alberta municipalities who install solar photovoltaics (PV) on municipal facilities or land and complete public engagement for the project.
Who can participate in the AMSP?
The following organizations are eligible to participate in the AMSP:
- Municipalities: all designated municipalities within the Province of Alberta that meet the definition of "municipality" as per Section 1(s) of the Municipal Government Act
- Community-related organizations: non-profit community-related organizations (CROs) are eligible to participate if the project is located on municipally owned facilities or municipally owned land. While CROs are eligible to participate, the municipality must be the signatory to the funding agreement and all reimbursements made under the program will be directed to the municipality.
What types of projects can receive funding through the AMSP?
- Solar PV systems that are greater than or equal to 2 kW and less than or equal to 1 MW in installation capacity
- All projects must be compliant with Alberta’s Micro-generation Regulation 27/2008
- All projects must be completed and energized after February 5, 2016
- Projects located on facilities or land owned by the private sector, schools, universities, hospitals, and the provincial or federal governments
- Projects located on temporary structures
- Off-grid solar PV and solar thermal projects
- Projects that are supported financially by other Government of Alberta climate change initiatives
How much funding is available?
The MCCAC will pay a rebate per watt of total installed capacity ($/W), as per the table below. The rate tier is determined by the total installed capacity of a project submitted through a single AMSP Application. Total funding provided by the MCCAC will not exceed 20% of eligible expenses, up to a maximum of $300,000 per project application. The rebate will be issued after the MCCAC has verified that the project is complete.
|10 kilowatts to <150 kilowatts||$0.60/Watt|
|150 kilowatts to 1 Megawatt||$0.45/Watt|
Note: Funding is available on a first come, first served basis. Municipalities are eligible to submit multiple applications.
Where do I find additional information?
Inquiries may be directed to firstname.lastname@example.org.