Town of Canmore

Solar Incentive Program

Solar Incentive Program

The Town of Canmore offers an annual solar incentive rebate program for residents and businesses to help offset the cost of purchasing and installing a rooftop solar photovoltaic system in Canmore. Applications for the 2022 solar incentive rebate program are now closed.

Solar Incentive Details:

  • The incentive is $1,250, regardless of the size of the system. Minimum requirements are 3 kW solar photovoltaic system,
  • The solar system must be installed between March 29 and December 15, 2022. The incentive is not retroactive for existing systems. To receive the incentive, a final paid invoice for the installation and completed Microgeneration Agreement with Fortis must be submitted by December 15, 2022,
  • All projects must meet building and electrical safety code requirements. All electrical systems must be CSA or ULC approved for installation in Canada,
  • A Development Permit is not required, provided the solar panels do not extend above the peak of the roof, do not extend more than 1.5 metres above the roof at any point, and fit into the range of appropriate roof colors described the Town of Canmore Land Use Bylaw, which are generally darker colors, 
  • A Building Permit is not required, provided the solar panels are flush mounted on existing construction in an approved manner as per the installation guide. Upstand mounted systems may require both a Development Permit and/or Building Permit, please fill out the Contact Planning form to discuss,
  • An Electrical Permit is required - your installer can arrange this for you,
  • If requested, eligible applicants must also provide the Town of Canmore with solar generation data and consent to having a photo of their installation and general details about their solar array (e.g., size, estimated energy production) potentially shared with the community in various ways including, but not limited to, newspaper, social media, and the Town of Canmore website.

THINGS YOU SHOULD DO BEFORE YOU APPLY:

It's recommended you obtain a few installer assessments and quotes for your project. Applicants should choose service providers that are familiar with the details of this program. You can visit the CanSIA member directory or Solar Alberta to find a list of installers/contractors serving Canmore.

HOW TO APPLY:

  1. Applications for the 2022 program are now closed.

SUPPORTING DOCUMENTATION TO RELEASE THE INCENTIVE:

Copies of both the final paid invoice and completed Microgeneration Agreement with Fortis must be submitted prior to disbursement of the incentive.  Ensure you have a copy of all the documents for your records and email them to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. by December 15, 2022.

The Town of Canmore is located within Treaty 7 region of Southern Alberta. In the spirit of respect, reciprocity and truth, we honour and acknowledge the Canmore area, known as “Chuwapchipchiyan Kudi Bi” (translated in Stoney Nakoda as “shooting at the willows”) and the traditional Treaty 7 territory and oral practices of the Îyârhe Nakoda (Stoney Nakoda) – comprised of the Bearspaw First Nation, Chiniki First Nation, and Goodstoney First Nation – as well as the Tsuut’ina First Nation and the Blackfoot Confederacy comprised of the Siksika, Piikani, Kainai. We acknowledge that this territory is home to the Métis Nation of Alberta, Region 3, within the historical Northwest Métis homeland. We acknowledge all Nations who live, work, and play and help us steward this land and honour and celebrate this territory. We commit to working to live in right relations and to advance Truth and Reconciliation.

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