WHY GO SOLAR IN BRITISH COLUMBIA?
RISING UTILITY RATE
BC residents pay 12.7 cents per KWH. A price increase has already been approved for 2021 and 2022 by BC’s Utilities Commission, and that cost will rise (at minimum) 1.16% annually.
With the ever plummeting prices of solar, limited incentives and maximum solar install bandwidth within specific geographical locations, now is the best time to take advantage of the potential in BC.
FEDERAL GREEN HOMES PROGRAM
Canadian homeowners may be eligible for grants up to $5,000 for the purchase and installation of energy efficiency home upgrades. You must be eligible for an EnerGuide home evaluation to access rebates on insulation, window and door replacements, and more.
FEDERAL GST/HST NEW HOUSING REBATE
Homeowners may be eligible to recover a portion of the GST or HST that they paid for newly constructing or substantial renovated homes. This rebate may be useful if you’re making a large investment in energy efficiency upgrades.
BETTER HOMES AND HOME RENOVATION REBATE PROGRAM
Clean BC, BC Hydro, and FortisBC are currently offering about two dozen energy efficiency rebates on a wide range of products and services including insulation, heating & water equipment, appliances, heat pumps, and much more.
MUNICIPALITIES REBATE TOP-UP PROGRAM
13 municipalities are currently offering rebate top-ups that can combined with the Better Homes and Home Renovation Rebate Program.
VANCOUVER HERITAGE ENERGY RETROFIT GRANT
The Vancouver Heritage Foundation is currently offering rebates up to $14,000 for energy efficiency upgrades on homes that were built before 1940 and or are on the Vancouver Heritage Register.