- Available to all City of Medicine Hat residential Electric and/or Natural Gas Utility customers one time only per residential address.
- Rebates are processed on a first come, first served basis. Application Forms will no longer be accepted once program funding has been exhausted.
- Receipts must be paid in full and dated between January 1, 2017 and December 31, 2017.
- Deadline for applications is noon on the last business day before January 7 of the following year, provided funding is still available.
- This program is for existing and new residential properties.
- Minimum installation requirement is a 1.5 kW solar electric system and must be CSA or ULC approved for installation in Canada.
- Eligible installations of solar photovoltaic systems (i.e. solar electric systems) will qualify for an incentive equal to $1,000 per kW to a maximum rebate amount of $5,000.
- The Goods and Services Tax (GST) is not considered a part of the total project costs; therefore, HAT Smart rebates will be based on pre-tax amounts and will not exceed the amount of total project costs (before GST), regardless of the maximum listed rebate amount.
|1.||Visit the CanSIA Member Directory or Solar Energy Society of Alberta to find installers/contractors serving the Medicine Hat area.|
|2.||Submit microgeneration application to the City of Medicine Hat Electric Utility. Visit the Microgeneration webpage for further information.|
|Projects will be entered into the funding queue for HAT Smart rebates based on the date of submission.
|3.||Obtain applicable permits from the City of Medicine Hat’s Planning and Development Services Department. Visit the Safety Codes Services webpage for further information.
|For Redcliff and Cypress County residents with a City of Medicine Hat Electric Utility account, visit one of the following sites to learn more about permits that may be required for your project.
|4.||Purchase or lease and install the solar photovoltaic system with receipts (paid in full) dated between January 1, 2017 and December 31, 2017.
|5.||Submit all of the Required Documentation to HAT Smart. See following section for details.
|Deadline for applications is January 5, 2018.
|6.||Pending approval, the rebate amount will be sent in the form of a cheque to the mailing address provided on the Application Form or credited to your utility account in the next billing period.
- In order to process your application, we require:
- Completed Application Form, including:
- Size of installed solar photovoltaic system in kW
- Date of installation
- Location purchased or name of company that completed the installation
- Total amount (before GST) paid by Applicant
- Expected rebate amount
- Detailed receipts or invoices (must include a description of the project, total costs, system size, and proof of payment for each receipt / invoice)
- Final Electrical Inspection obtained from the City’s Safety Codes department
- Commissioning Report obtained from the City’s Electric Utility Department for applicable installations
- $1,000 per kW to a maximum of $5,000
Note: All applications shall be subject to approval by HAT Smart. A completed Application Form is NOT a guarantee of eligibility for a rebate under the program, nor payment of the rebate itself. Rebates are based on fully completed Application Forms and issued on a first come, first served basis. An incomplete Application Form can result in a delay of payment or no payment if program funds have been exhausted.
|1.||I received the solar electric panel rebate in a previous year. Can I apply for it again in 2017?|
|Yes, however you are allowed only one application during the 2017 program for a new installation or an addition to an existing system per residential address.
|2.||Do I need to hire a professional or can I do this project myself?|
|DIY projects are acceptable provided your paperwork and approvals are all in order.
|3.||Can I apply for both a lease rebate and a purchase rebate?|
|No, you are allowed only one application during the 2017 program for either a new installation or an addition to an existing system per residential address.
|4.||I applied for and received a solar rebate for my present home which I have now decided to sell. Can I apply for another rebate for my next home?
Yes. We track our rebates by residential address (via the utility account number) not by individual names.