One of Canada’s sunniest provinces, Saskatchewan is a great place to take advantage of solar power and start saving money on your electricity bill. If you want to take advantage of rebates and subsidies offered in Saskatchewan, Sycamore is your preferred full-service provider where every step of the operation is turn-key. We will ensure every step is meticulously handled: application, permits, installation and final inspections.
Power Generation Partner Program applications were accepted between Nov. 15 – Nov. 30, 2018 and sold out before November 30th. A new net Metering Program was introduced as a continuation of the old program but has some changes. Below is a highlight of the new program.
Want to make your home energy efficient, while maximizing your investment in renewable energy?
Thanks to the province of Saskatchewan and SaskPower, you can get a rebate of $0.61 per watt installed with the intent of being equivalent to 20% of the purchase price for equipment plus installation costs. The maximum rebate is $20,000 and the maximum size is 100kws (dc).
Customers of SaskPower, Saskatoon Light & Power and Swift Current Light & Power are eligible for the Net Metering Rebate.
Get the rebate to help cover initial setup costs, and start reaping the benefits of renewable energy technology immediately.
Net metering allows you to “bank” extra energy with SaskPower, and then “withdraw” energy when you need it. The credit for your extra power is at the same rate you buy power. Your credits aren’t paid out. They’re banked and carried forward, month over month, for up to 3 years.
You’re eligible for a one-time rebate* of $0.61 per watt (equivalent to 20 per cent of equipment and installation costs to a maximum payment of $20,000)
For example: If you install a 10kw system, your rebate is 10,000 watts x 0.61 = $6,100.
More information on the net metering program can be found at SaskPower.com
On a sunny day, your solar system will be producing energy, maybe even more than you need: excess power. But when cloudy weather means your solar panels stop producing, you’ll be able to “borrow” the excess power from SaskPower’s Net Metering Program. You earn credit for all the excess energy that you produce and share. The rate that you make as a producer is the same rate that you buy energy for as a consumer.
Your credits are carried forward from month to month for up to 3 years. That means you can use the energy you generated during the summer when the days have less sunshine in the winter. The ultimate goal is to pay nothing for your electricity.
Great for residential, farm, business and institutional customers, net metering allows you to connect and generate up to 100kW(dc) of your own power. Below is a sizing chart to help you compare with your needs. We would be happy to continue a conversation in sizing a system for your needs.
|System size*||System size*|
|Roof space required||Linear length required for ground mount|
|4 kW||280 sq/ft||10 kW||50 ft|
|6 kW||420 sq/ft||20 kW||100 ft|
|8 kW||560 sq/ft||30 kW||150 ft|
|10 kW||700 sq/ft||40 kW||200 ft|
|12 kW||840 sq/ft||50 kW||250 ft|
|* 1 kW is 70 sq/ft||* 1 kW is 5 linear ft|
Power Generation Partner Program
The Province has just announced the new Power Generation Partner Program (PGPP). For a limited time you will have an opportunity to apply so call us today for more information.
Do you want to generate your own power and turn a profit? The Power Generation Partner Program is for people and companies that wish to generate up to 1 megawatt (mW) of electricity. SaskPower was only accepting applications starting on Nov. 15, 2018 at 10 am, and all submissions must be received by SaskPower prior to Nov. 30, 2018 at 11:59 pm. This program sold out and is expected to be relaunched in similar fashion next year. If you are interested, start planning with us today.
Your Solar generation project must be over 100 kW up to and including 1 MW.You can submit applications for more than one project. But the total power generated from all renewable projects must be 1 MW or less.
The current program price that SaskPower pays for electricity is 10.82¢/kWh.
Solar for Saskatchewan Farmers
If you’re looking for an innovative way to diversify your farm’s income, think solar. You can add to your bottom line by adding a solar system to your operations. For example, dedicate a quarter acre of land to solar power, sign up for the Small Power Producers Program, and watch the numbers add to your overall income.