Apply for a rebate to install a renewable energy system for your home

  • Eligible renewable systems
  • Apply for the rebate

Electricity-generating systems that use renewable energy are eligible for up to a $5,000 rebate.

  1. Eligible renewable systems

    Systems generating electricity

    • Rebate of $800 per kilowatt of generating capacity to a maximum of $5,000 per system per year.
    • Grid-tied clients must be part of the micro-generation program.
    • Off-grid clients must provide an electrical permit for the work.
    • Includes:
      • solar photovoltaic (PV);
      • wind;
      • hydro;
      • biomass; and
      • geothermal systems.

    What size system can I install?

    For grid-tied systems, the maximum capacity you can install depends on your lot and electrical infrastructure. You will be eligible for the micro-genration program.

    Many residential properties in Yukon have a limit of 5 kilowatts for the system output. In the case of solar photovoltaic that means the inverter rating. The array can be larger.

    For lots with a higher limit, our micro-generation program allows up to 50 kilowatt systems.

    All grid-tied systems must be pre-approved by the Energy Branch.

    What will a solar photovoltaic system cost?

    For grid-tied residential installations, the cost ranges from around $2.50 to $3.50 per watt.

    For larger grid-tied systems, the cost ranges from around $1.50 to $3.00 per watt.

    Off-grid, battery-based systems cost 2 to 4 times more. This is due to the high cost of:

    • batteries;
    • charge controllers; and
    • back-up generators.

    Other renewable systems vary greatly by site and project.

    How much energy can I generate?

    With solar photovoltaic, you can expect to generate about 900 to 1,100 kilowatt hours per year for every kilowatt of capacity installed. 

    For example:
    A home with a 5-kilowatt photovoltaic system will generate an estimated 4,500 to 5,500 kilowatt hours per year. That is about 50% of the electricity used by the average Yukon household per year. This assumes the house does not have electric heat.

    Download our solar calculator to estimate savings.

    Wind, micro-hyrdo and biomass are more more dependent on the site and system. Talk to us for more information. Email micro-generation@gov.yk.ca

    Systems collecting solar thermal energy

    • Rebate of 20% of eligible material costs up to $1,200.
    • Must be a CSA F379-rated solar domestic hot-water system.
    • Must be used with CSA-approved solar-heat storage.
  2. Apply for the rebate
    1. Complete and sign the renewable energy rebate application.
    2. Attach required documentation:
    3. Submit the rebate package to the Energy Branch.
      In person: 206A Lowe Street (across from Riverside Grocery), Whitehorse, Yukon. We are open Monday to Friday from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
      Email: energy@gov.yk.ca
      Mail:
      Government of Yukon
      Energy Branch (EMR206)
      Box 2703
      Whitehorse, Yukon, Y1A 2C6

      
    This program is funded in part by the Government of Canada's Low Carbon Economy Fund.

    If you have a grid-tied system, you can sell your surplus energy to your utility through our micro-generation program.