- Eligible renewable systems
- Apply for the rebate
Electricity-generating systems that use renewable energy are eligible for up to a $5,000 rebate.
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.
- solar photovoltaic (PV);
- 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-generation 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:
- 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.
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 email@example.com.
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.
Apply for the rebate
- Complete and sign the renewable energy rebate application.
- Attach required documentation:
- itemized receipts or invoices for materials purchased with zero balance owing;
- a signed copy of your Micro-generation Interconnection and Operating Agreement if you are grid-tied; or
- your final approved electrical inspection if you are off-grid.
- Submit the rebate package to the Energy Branch.
In person: Energy Solutions Centre at 206A Lowe Street (across from Riverside Grocery), Whitehorse, Yukon. We are open Monday to Friday from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Government of Yukon
Energy Branch (EMR206)
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.