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

Important update and deadline reminder for the Indigenous Climate Leadership Grant Programs.

Due to ongoing issues, the online grant application system will remain unavailable. All programs are currently using and accepting fillable form PDF applications.

Downloading Instructions: All Interactive PDF forms are fillable and work best with Microsoft Internet Explorer or Mozilla Firefox. For Google Chrome, please follow these instructions.

  1. Please download the fillable application form and complete.
  2. Refer to the Program Guidelines for details on how to complete your application.
  3. Forward completed applications to IR.climate@gov.ab.ca

Mail any hard copies to 19th Floor Commerce Place, 10155 102st NW, Edmonton, AB, T5J 4G8

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