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Incentives, Rebates and Grants

Right now you are paying your electric bill and all of that money is going to Hydro. It's just gone.

But with Solar, you could be paying that money back to yourself. Every payment comes back to you! Increasing the value of your home, farm, or business in the form of a solar generating station on your property.

The fact that you are paying yourself instead of Hydro makes solar the right choice, but then there's the tens of thousand in solar savings as well as the Incentives and Rebates covered here. Incentives that you won't get if you keep paying Hydro.


Greener Homes Grant

The Canada Greener Homes Grant is no longer accepting new applicants. Homeowners who have already completed their online registration and have an application number are encouraged to proceed in a timely manner with their retrofits and will continue to be eligible for funding and support through the Canada Greener Homes portal.

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Greener Homes Loan

The Canada Greener Homes Loan offers interest-free financing up to $40,000 with a repayment term of 10 years at 0% interest to help Canadians make their homes more energy efficient and comfortable.

The loan can help you finance eligible retrofits that are recommended by an energy advisor and that have not yet been started.

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MB Hydro Home Energy Efficiency Loan

The MB Hydro Home Energy Efficiency Loan (HEEL)  offers a loan at 6.6% financing up to 15 years, renegotiated every 5 years.

The maximum is $20,000 or $3000 per KW of DC Solar.


Efficiency MB Rebate

Efficiency Manitoba is offering a rebate of $0.50 per direct current (DC) watt installed on homes connected to Manitoba Hydro’s grid, up to a maximum of 10 kW and $5,000 per home.

For businesses, the rebate is $0.50 per direct current (DC) watt installed on buildings connected to the grid. Rebates are available for all solar photovoltaic (PV) systems sizes. Systems less than 100 kW don’t require pre-approval; all systems 100 kW and larger require pre-approval from Efficiency Manitoba.

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Clean Technology Investment Tax Credit

This is a 20-30% Tax Credit for businesses and farms. You get up to 30% of the total cost of the system back on your taxes for both Solar and Battery Systems.

You need to meet certain labour requirements for the full 30%. The 2 main requirements are:

1. You pay your employees a prevailing wage

2. 10% of red seal hours, if you have any, are dedicated to apprenticeship.

Clean Electricity
Investment Tax Credit

This is pretty much the same as the Clean Technology Investment Tax Credit, except it is aimed at non-profits and municipal governments rather than businesses, and pays 5-15% instead of 20-30%

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Farms and Businesses

All Businesses get to write off 100% of the invoice in the first year on their taxes, or spread it over multiple years. This is different than the tax credits.

Farms in MB don't pay PST on solar.

Also note that when you, as a residence, sell back your excess solar, you become a business.

Whatever % of the power that you sell back in your first year you get to write off that same % of the invoice against your income.

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