ecoENERGY for Renewable Heat

The ecoENERGY for Renewable Heat program runs from April 1, 2007 to March 31, 2011. Incentives are offered to industrial/commercial/institutional (ICI) sector to install active energy-efficient solar air and/or water heating systems.

The program’s maximum payment for ICI sector solar hot water projects is up to $400,000.

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ecoENERGY Retrofit

This program provides grants to homeowners and financial incentives to small and medium-sized businesses, industry and public institutions to help them invest in energy and pollution-saving upgrades.

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Class 43 Accelerated Capital Cost Allowance and Canadian Renewable and Conservation Expenses

A 50% accelerated CCA is provided under Class 43.2 of Schedule II to the Income Tax Regulations for specified clean energy generation equipment. Eligible equipment includes solar thermal, solar air and solar photovoltaic equipment while project size restrictions have been eliminated.

Class 43.2 was introduced in 2005 and is currently available for assets acquired on or after February 23, 2005 and before 2012. For assets acquired before February 23, 2005, accelerated CCA is provided under Class 43.1 is 30%.

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Through the Commercial Building Incentive Program (CBIP), Natural Resources Canada offers financial incentives for new commercial and institutional buildings that incorporate energy efficiency features. By encouraging energy-efficient design, this program aims to bring about lasting changes in construction practices.

A building owner whose design meets CBIP requirements can receive up to $60,000. Program requirements are based on the Model National Energy Code for Buildings (MNECB) and the CBIP Technical Guide. To be eligible, the design must demonstrate that the building will use at least 25 percent less energy than required by the MNECB.

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ALBERTA: No Current Incentives

No current incentives available.

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BRITISH COLUMBIA: Solar Hot Water Incentives

Solar BC offers a number of different incentive options for residential solar hot water heating.

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BRITISH COLUMBIA: Incentive for Institutional Solar Hot Water Installations

The SolarBC Institutional Incentive is part of the SolarBC Program which is funded by the Government of British Columbia, and is delivered in cooperation with Natural Resources Canada’s (NRCan) federal ecoENERGY for Renewable Heat program. This collaboration provides a one-stop service to B.C. applicants who plan to install a qualifying solar water system at an eligible property.

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BRITISH COLUMBIA: Energy Conservation Sales Tax Exemptions

The Province of BC provides provincial sales tax (PST) exemptions on renewable energy equipment including solar energy equipment.

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MANITOBA: Solar Hot Water Program

Manitoba Hydro offers solar hot water incentives to eligible home owners.

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The Province of New Brunswick offers a number of energy efficiency incentives and may pertain to solar energy installations, including residential, commercial, industrial and community projects.

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NEWFOUNDLAND: No Current Incentives

No current incentive programs

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NORTHWEST TERRITORIES: Alternative Energy Technologies Program

The Alternative Energy Technologies Program (AETP) is designed to promote the use of renewable energy sources in the NWT. The funding is split into three sections:

1. Community Renewable Energy Fund (CREF)
2. Medium Renewable Energy Fund (MREF)
3. Small Renewable Energy Fund (SREF)

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NORTHWEST TERRITORIES: Energy Efficiency Incentive Program (EEIP)

This program provides up to a 50% rebate to residents for new energy efficient products in addition to other energy efficiency incentives.

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NOVA SCOTIA: Commercial/Industrial Solar Hot Water & Solar Hot Air Rebate

Conserve Nova Scotia provides a 15 % rebate of the installed cost of a solar water heating system for institutional, industrial or commercial use. The maximum provincial rebate is $20,000. Also, Conserve Nova Scotia provides a 15 % rebate of the installed cost of a solar air heating system for institutional, industrial or commercial use. The maximum provincial rebate is $20,000.

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NOVA SCOTIA: Residential Solar Hot Water Heating Program

Homeowners that take part in this program will have opportunity to receive a 15% rebate up to $20,000. There is also an opportunity to be eligible for Federal solar incentives under this program.

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NUNAVUT: Nunavut Energy Retrofit Program

The Government of Nunavut offers a variety of Energy Retrofit Programs.

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ONTARIO: Home Energy Savings Program

To help homeowners save energy, save money and help reduce greenhouse gas emissions, the Ontario government has created the Ontario Home Energy Savings Program. More than $2500 in available Federal and Provincial incentives is available for the installation of a solar domestic hot water system.

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ONTARIO: Ontario Solar Thermal Heating Initiative (OSTHI)

This initiative is complements the existing Federal ecoENERGY Renewable Heat Program for institutional, commercial and industrial projects. The program allows eligible project

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PRINCE EDWARD ISLAND: Office of Energy Efficiency

The Government of PEI provides a number of energy efficiency incentives through their Office of Energy Efficiency.

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PRINCE EDWARD ISLAND: Provincial Sales Tax (PST) Exemption (January 2006)

Solar thermal and solar photovoltaic systems are exempt from PST in PEI.

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QUEBEC: Energy Efficiency Programs

The Province of Quebec does not have any specific solar incentives however you can visit l’Agence de l’efficacité énergétique for energy efficiency information.

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SASKATCHEWAN: Energy Star Rebate for New Homes

Saskatchewan residents who build or purchase a newly constructed ENERGY STAR qualified or R-2000 home between after April 1, 2007 are now eligible to receive a number of rebates, including a $1,000 rebate for the installation of a solar domestic hot water heating system.

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SASKATCHEWAN: EnerGuide for Houses Program

The Government of Saskatchewan has extended and enhanced the Saskatchewan EnerGuide for Houses retrofit grant program until March 31, 2011. Individuals who qualify under this new program also qualify for the Federal ecoENERGY Retrofit.

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SASKATCHEWAN: Solar Heating Initiative for Today (SHIFT)

The SHIFT program provides funding for new solar water heating systems to large, non-residential consumers of hot water in Saskatchewan. The program is available for businesses, industries, multiple-unit residential buildings over three stories, public institutions such as hospitals and schools, and municipal and provincial facilities. The SHIFT incentive matches the ecoENERGY for Renewable Heat incentive level combining to provide up to $80,000 on eligible project costs.

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YUKON: Good Energy Program

The Government of Yukon does offers energy efficiency incentives and offers a $500 rebate for the installation of a qualified solar hot water heating system through its Good Energy Program. This program is also tied to the Federal ecoEnergy Retrofit Program.

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