Growing Forward 2 - Farm Solar Incentive

Details regarding the Growing Forward 2 Solar Incentive Program for Alberta Farms.

Growing Forward 2 - Farm Solar Incentive

Solar Incentive for Farms

The Growing Forward 2 on-farm solar photovoltaics program is a sub-program of the Government of Alberta's on-farm energy management program.  This solar incentive provides funding for solar installations on Alberta farms.  Reduce operating costs, reduce carbon emissions and reduce your environmental impact.

Eligible Solar PV Systems

The solar photovoltaic system must be:

1.Grid Connected (grid-tied), not off-grid [Will be installed by Kuby Energy as such]

2.Approved under the Micro-Generation Regulation [Kuby Energy handles this completely]

3.Positioned to optimize the sun and minimize shading [Kuby Energy does this for all projects]

4.Have manufacturer warranties on the solar panels (modules), racking, and inverters [Comes standard with all Kuby Energy solar installations]

5.Purchased after April 1, 2017

Solar Rebates

Different rebate structures are available depending on who installs your solar power system and whether you have had an energy assessment or not.

Solar PV System Size <100kW:  $0.75/W up to 35% of eligible system costs

Solar PV System Size 100.01 - 150kW: $0.56/W up to 27% of eligible system costs

Growing Forward 2 Solar Grant Maximum: 150kW or $100,000.

Who Can Participate in the Solar Program?

If you are a resident of Alberta with a Distribution Rate Class of Farm, Irrigation, Grain Drying or equivalent, you are eligible for On Farm Solar PV funding. If you have an Electrical Distribution Rate Class that is Farm or equivalent, you are eligible for On Farm Solar PV funding.

What do I need to get started with Growing Forward?

To get started you will need:

-A finalized quote showing [provided by Kuby Energy]

-An approved application under the micro-generation guidelines [completed by Kuby Energy]

-An energy bill from the same electrical service [standard electrical bill, we will submit this on your behalf]

-An energy assessment report, if applicable

We will handle all of the heavy lifting for you.  All applications, paperwork, engineering and the installation will be completed by Kuby Energy as is standard with all our solar pv installations.  

To read the full Government of Alberta Growing Forward 2 Solar Incentive Program details, click here.

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