Solar Energy Program of Manitoba was introduced in order to increase share of solar PV for own-consumption in the province. Program is directed to residential, commercial and industrial customers. Solar Energy Program provides two support systems: 1) one time grant support payment and 2) residential loan “Residential Earth Power Loan”
The details of each support programme are the following:
1) One time grant support payment:
The support is available to residential, commercial and industrial customers for installations between 1 and 200 kW. The system must be connected to the grid and follow the distributed recourse interconnection procedures. Systems greater than 10 kW may be subject to a customer-paid feasibility study.
The grant support is granted once the system is installed however the application for the support must be made before the purchase of the system and pre-approved. The support is ranted in a level of USD 1 per each watt installed. The incentive is capped at the average annual electricity consumption levels at the site, assessed on project by project basis.
2) Residential loan for the purchase of the solar system:
Available for residential, non-seasonal customers, soft loan provided at 4.9% interest rate with maximum ficing capped at $30,000. Other incentives can be added to loan to reduce the ficing amount.