Alberta Indigenous Solar Program

The Alberta Indigenous Solar Program (AISP) is a program that provides grants to Alberta Indigenous communities or Indigenous organizations to install solar photovoltaic (PV) systems on community or organization owned facilities.

Eligible Applicants

  • First Nations, Aseniwuche Winewak Nation, Metis Settlements.
  • Indigenous community-owned businesses and development corporations.
  • Tribal Councils, Treaty Organizations, Metis Settlements General Council.
  • Métis Nation of Alberta (including Regions and Locals).
  • Indigenous not-for-profit organizations, including Friendship Centres with projects related to AISP objectives.

Fundable Projects

The AISP provides funding for eligible projects that:

  • Are compliant with the Government of Alberta’s Micro-generation Regulation 27/2008 (for grid-connected projects).
  • Are greater than or equal to two kilowatts (kW DC PV array capacity), and less than or equal to one megawatt (MW DC PV array capacity), in installation capacity.
  • Have a cost under $3.25 per watt.
  • Are completed within one (1) year of the signing of the grant application.
  • Are new installations, where “new” is defined as construction completed or begun after the application was approved by Indigenous Relations.

Available Funding

The AISP provides funding for up to 80% of eligible expenses up to a maximum of $200,000 per project.

Note:   Applicants can access other non-Government of Alberta funding programs to cover the remaining 20% of the project costs. The maximum grant stack funding is 100% of eligible costs.

Application Deadline

The AISP will accept applications from June 25 – August 31, 2018.

How to Apply

  1. Click the “Apply” button, which will only be available during the program intake period.
  2. Log into your MyAlberta Digital Identification (MADI) when prompted (see below)
  3. Refer to the AISP Guidelines for details on how to complete your application.

Please note that the online portal is currently down for unscheduled maintenance and that we expect access to be restored August 17, 2018.

Please download the following fillable application form to complete an application. 

We apologize for any inconvenience the disruption caused.  For any questions or concerns, please contact us at IR.Climate@gov.ab.ca.

Notes:
If you do not have already have a MADI, you will be prompted to create one after you click “Apply”

  • We recommend creating a MADI in advance of applying to any program.
  • You can apply to programs with an “unverified” MADI (i.e. you do not have to verify with your Driver’s License).
  • If you are unable to find the application after you create your MADI, return to this page and click the “Apply” button, then sign into MADI again.

Questions

If you have questions about the program, or need help to apply please contact us at IR.Climate@gov.ab.ca.