Through the Home Efficiency Rebate Plus program, a rebate of $1,000 per kW DC (up to $5,000) is available for installing a solar photovoltaic (PV) system. If you choose to install a PV system, it is strongly recommended that a full assessment by a professional solar PV installer, including the measurement of solar irradiance (i.e. how much sunlight falls on the roof) is undertaken to provide detailed information on considerations for your home and specific installation recommendations, including the size and related energy production of the system. The PV panel must have peak power capacity higher than or equal to 1.0 kW DC. The system must be composed of PV panels certified to CSA Standards and, if required, of inverters also certified to CSA Standards. Solar panels can be mounted on the house or ground, as long as they are on the property / land of the house associated with the application. Building permits may be required for both off-grid and grid-connected installations. For a grid connected system, a copy of the letter of approval or permission for interconnection issued by the local electrical or building authority is required.
The $5,000 max includes both the solar PV system and any resiliency measure rebates added to the home.