Solar Friendly Municipalities Toolkit

Get Alberta Energy Efficiency and Solar Rebates here: Energy Efficiency Alberta

Download the November 2017 Pembina Institute Report here:
Alberta Community Solar Guide: Organizing and owning community-owned solar projects

Members! Connect with your SAAEP Economic Development Partner for more ideas, connections, or assistance on getting started with Solar.


The Alberta Municipal Solar Program, a project of the Municipal Climate Change Action Centre (MCCAC), provides rebates to municipalities to install solar PV systems.  In partnership with the Pembina Institute, Solar Energy Society of Alberta, and Alberta Economic Development and Trade, the MCCAC has recently published the Solar-Friendly Municipalities Toolkit.

The Solar-Friendly Municipalities Toolkit provides guidance for several key steps involved in getting solar energy installed and generating electricity in your community.

  • Solar PV Basics: Technology, Installation, and Cost

  • Best Practices for Permits, Taxes, and Solar Access

  • Community Engagement & Municipal Leadership Strategies

  • Alberta Solar Calculator

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