ALBERTA SOLAR FOR SCHOOLS PROGRAM

The Solar for Schools Program, supported by the MCCAC, provides funding to install solar systems on schools/school properties to generate power, teach students about renewable energy resources, and reduce your environmental impact.

Who Is Eligible?

In order to participate in this program, you must be a school serving Kindergarten and/or a set of grades 1-12 within Alberta that reports to School Authorities classified as Public, Separate, Francophone and Charter by Alberta Education. Solar can be installed at existing or new schools. School Authorities can visit the Alberta Education, Alberta Schools and Authorities website to determine if they meet the definition of a “School Authority” within the program. 

Eligibility Requirements

    • The solar system must be located on a facility or parcel of land owned by the School Authority for the life of the solar system
    • The solar system must be new and greater than or equal to 2kW, and must be grid-connected and compliant with the Government of Alberta’s Microgeneration Regulation
    • The School Authority can stack funding incentives with the Solar for Schools Program, so long as funding does not exceed the total costs of the solar system and installation
    • Participating schools must integrate an educational component into the students’ curriculum covering the importance of taking action on climate change and how renewable energy can help to achieve this goal

Ineligible Projects

    • Schools within School Authorities defined as Private, Provincial, Federal and First Nations are not eligible to receive funding through this program.

What does the application process look like?

Our team at Azgard Solar will work closely with you during the entire application process to get your school on board the Solar for Schools Program, from completing the necessary applications to installing your system. The process involves these simple steps below:

    1. Submit an Expression of Interest
    2. Find qualified solar contractors and obtain 3 or more quotes
    3. Allocate capital reserve funds or include project in existing infrastructure project budget
    4. Sign a contract with your select solar installer and submit an application form
    5. Install your solar system and receive funding upon project completion

For more information, or to begin the application process, contact us today to get started!

Visit https://mccac.ca/programs/solar-for-schools-program/ for further details on the Solar for Schools Program.