The Municipal Climate Change Action Centre is a partnership between the RMA, the Government of Alberta, and the Alberta Urban Municipalities Association.
The Municipal Climate Change Action Centre (MCCAC)
is pleased to announce an extension of funding and updates to the Alberta Municipal Solar Program (AMSP)
. Thanks to additional funding from the Government of Alberta, municipalities who have not yet had a chance to participate in this exciting program can still apply.
Highlights of the updated AMSP:
- The maximum eligible rebate per project has increased from 25 percent to 30 percent of eligible expenses.
- A first-time applicant bonus rebate of $0.25/watt is available to municipalities that have not previously participated in the AMSP for their first project.
- AMSP funding is available on a first come, first served basis and municipalities are eligible to submit multiple applications.
Any municipality that has already received an incentive through the AMSP for a completed project or has signed an AMSP Implementation Funding Agreement for a project under construction is not eligible for the first-time applicant bonus.
Visit the Municipal Climate Change Action Centre (MCCAC) website
for more information on the AMSP and updated program terms and conditions.
The AMSP provides funding to Alberta municipalities that install grid-connected solar photovoltaic (PV) systems on municipally-owned facilities or land and complete public engagement for the project. Solar PV is a technology that converts sunlight into direct current electricity by using semiconductors. This technology allows adopters to independently generate clean renewable energy and reduce the costs on their electricity bills.
The popular program launched in 2016 and was approaching full subscription of its original $5 million grant. To date, the AMSP has supported 60 projects in 28 municipalities across the province, which combined will support 83 jobs and reduce more than 102,000 tonnes of greenhouse gas emissions during their lifecycles.
For enquiries, please contact:
Director of External Relations & Advocacy