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Alberta Municipal Solar Program

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?

Eligible projects:

  • 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

Ineligible projects:

  • 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.

Solar CapacityRebate
<10 kilowatts$0.75/Watt
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.

How do I apply?
Details on the application process are outlined in the AMSP Guidebook. Submit the AMSP Expression of Interest.

Where do I find additional information?
Inquiries may be directed to contact@mccac.ca.