On October 5th, 2016, the Alberta Government launched The Alberta Indigenous Solar Program and Community Energy Program. The programs will provide grants to Alberta Indigenous communities and organizations to support solar energy systems and energy efficiency on facilities owned by communities or organizations of the First Nations people.
Alberta Indigenous Solar Program provides funding for up to 60% of eligible expenses up to a maximum of $200,000 per project. The applications opened on October 5th, 2016 and will remain open for submission until $2.5M program grant funding is exhausted.
Alberta Indigenous Community Energy Program provides 100% funding for energy assessments up to a maximum of $90,000 per project.
Key Eligibility Requirements:
- Applicable for First Nations communities, indigenous-led organizations, including friendship centers, and indigenous community-owned businesses.
- Solar power systems greater than or equal to 2 kilowatt DC and less than or equal to 1 megawatt DC in installation capacity.
- Energy assessments for Indigenous community-owned buildings.
- Solar systems must be completed within one year of signing the grant application.
More information can be found at: Alberta Indigenous Solar