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Rebates for solar panels and battery storage

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Coming soon: Solar panel and battery storage rebates 

On June 27, the Government of B.C. announced that we're introducing new rebates for customers looking to install solar panels and battery energy storage systems. To be eligible for rebates, installations and connections must meet all eligibility requirements, which will be specified here once the program officially launches. 

Full eligibility details and information on how to apply will be available when the program officially launches later in July. We'll also be introducing rebates for apartment buildings, social housing providers, small and medium businesses, non-integrated areas, and Indigenous communities.

Solar panel rebates 

Harness the power of the sun to generate your own renewable energy. Solar generation is a sustainable choice if you're looking to gain energy independence and lower your electricity bills.

PRODUCT REBATE AVAILABLE 
Solar photovoltaic (PV) panels

  Up to $5,000 

  • $1,000 per kilowatt (kW) of installed generator capacity.  
  • Rebate amount capped at 50% of total installed product cost (including labour and materials). 
  • Maximum rebate $5,000.  


Battery storage rebates 

Battery storage allows you to store your excess renewable energy to power your home on cloudy days, overnight, or in the event of a power outage.  

PRODUCT REBATE AVAILABLE 

Battery energy storage systems 

Minimum storage size: 5 kilowatt-hours (kWh). 

Up to $5,000

  • $500 per kWh of installed storage capacity.  
  • Rebate amount capped at 50% of total installed product cost (including labour and materials). 
  • Maximum rebate $5,000. 

 



How to apply

Check back for application details when the program officially launches later in July.  

Eligibility 

Check back for eligibility requirements before purchasing your equipment. 

If you submitted a net metering application on or after May 1, 2024, you'll be eligible for solar panel rebates if your equipment is installed after June 27, 2024 – prior installations don't qualify. If you're applying for battery energy storage rebates without energy generation, you must apply on or after July 23, 2024 to be eligible – prior applications and/or installations don't qualify. 

To be eligible for rebates, your system will need to be reviewed and approved and connect to our grid through the self-generation program.

Full eligibility requirements will be available when the program officially launches later in July. 

Finding a contractor 

You can find a qualified contractor through the Canadian Renewable Energy Association member directory or the BC Sustainable Energy Directory

Qualified contractors will:

  • Design and install your clean or renewable energy system safely 
  • Optimize your system size based on your electricity use profile 
  • Follow all jurisdictional requirements including securing permits 
  • Assist with the application process 
  • Provide estimated monthly savings and may be able to assist with calculating the payback of your project