NEW – Canada Greener Homes Grant (May 28, 2021 – Current)
Hakai Energy is excited to inform you of a new Federal grant program that can allocate up to $5,000 for home retrofitting projects, including Solar PV systems. The program is called the Canada Greener Homes Grant. The grant program is for a number of energy efficiency and sustainability upgrades, such as insulating, glazing, weather stripping and efficient heating systems, as well as solar.
To apply/qualify for the grant, homeowners are required to have a home energy assessment completed by an accredited energy advisor. Based on the outcomes of this assessment, some funding may be possible. Up to $600 is also available to cover some or all of the cost of the assessment.
For step-by-step instruction on how to efficiently navigate the process, and to receive a referral to an accredited Energy Auditor in your region, please reach out to us for assistance.
PST Exemption for Renewable Energy Products (2013 – current)
With the dissolution of the HST in 2013, renewable energy products were granted PST exemption.
Solar Grant for Residents of Nanaimo, RDN Electoral Area or the District of Lantzville (Jan. 1 – Dec. 15, 2021)
A limited number of rebates are available on a first-come, first-served basis. This program enables homeowners in RDN Electoral Areas to save money while upgrading to energy-efficient technology in their home.
Eligibility – Applicants must be homeowners in an RDN Electoral Area or the District of Lantzville. The following systems are eligible for this incentive:
Solar Hot Water, Photovoltaic, Geoexchange (ground-source or water-source), Micro (under 1 kW) and small wind (1 to 10 kW)
Lowered Permit Fees ( Jan. 1 2019 – current)
Prior to January 1, 2019, electrical permitting fees for renewable energy systems were typically in the range of $700 to $1400, depending on system size. After consultation with the industry, Technical Safety BC reduced permit fees for all residential and commercial renewable energy systems.
Electric Vehicle Charger Rebate (2020 – current)
CleanBC Go Electric rebates for single-family homes, multi-unit residential apartments and condos, and workplaces. This program is part of the province’s CleanBC plan to make clean transportation more affordable and accessible for British Columbians.