Solar Rebates & Energy Efficiency Incentives Prince Edward Island
(Updated 2019)

Prince Edward Island Energy Incentives

Prince Edward Island currently has a solar thermal and energy efficiency incentive programs available at the provincial and federal levels. The solar energy rebates on this page are denoted by a sun symbol () while the energy and energy efficiency rebates are denoted by a bolt symbol ().

Solar Energy and Energy Efficiency Incentives Canada

You can read from top to bottom, or simply jump to your preferred energy incentive category by selecting it below:

If you’ve read this page, the Complete Prince Edward Island Solar Guide, and are interested in installing a system with a qualified installer, you can request an estimate by filling out the form here. Our pre-screened installers are eligible for all rebates and can fill out the necessary paperwork on your behalf.


Provincial Energy Incentives

EfficiencyPEI

EfficiencyPEI has several rebate program available for homeowners living in PEI. The largest of these programs is the Energy Efficiency Equipment Rebates Program which provides various incentives ranging from $500 to $7,500 on equipment such as:

  • Heat Pumps (Air Source, Geothermal)
  • Boilers and Heaters (Oil, LP, Electric)
  • Hot Water Heaters (Solar Thermal, LP, Air Source Heat Pump)
  • Biomass Heat
  • + More

The second set of rebates is the Home Insulation Rebates which applies to not just insulation, but also to windows, doors, skylights, and air sealing. Third rebate program is the New Home Construction Incentive which offers between $2,000 and $5,000 for new home build better than code according to EnerGuide, ENERGY STAR, or R2000 ratings.

EfficiencyPEI Home Energy Low-Income Program (HELP)

The final efficiencyPEI incentive is the Home Energy Low-Income Program is comprehensive and accessible enough that it deserves its own section. In order to qualify, you must:

  • Have a total household income no greater than $50,000/yr
  • Own and live in your house, while also paying the full heating costs
  • Live in your home year-round as your primary residence

If qualified, then a HELP tradesperson will complete a comprehensive air sealing (caulking, weather stripping, sealing gaskets) free of charge along with:

  • Installation of a programmable thermostat
  • A Low-Flow Showerhead
  • Furnace Cleaning Voucher (up to $80 value)
  • ENERGY STAR Lightbulbs

Residents can click here to download the application form.


Federal & Other Energy Incentives

EnergyHub.org Solar Cash Incentive

The Solar Cash Incentive offered by EnergyHub.org can be claimed in addition to any rebate program offered on this page. The total rebate amount is relatively small ($152), but it’s super easy to claim.

Federal Tax Provision for Clean Energy Equipment

The Federal Tax Provision for Clean Energy Equipment is a tax policy offered through the federal government that allows Canadian businesses to fully expense their clean energy equipment purchases (solar included). This means a CCA rate of 100% and the abolishment of the first year rule.

Please visit National Resources Canada for more solar and energy incentives for business and commercial applications in Prince Edward Island.


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