The Government of Canada is investing C$400,000 in the Solar Hot Water Heating program through the ecoENERGY for Renewable Heat initiative. The Honourable Lisa Raitt, Minister of Natural Resources, and Ron Cannan, Member of Parliament for Kelowna-Lake Country, announced the investment and launched the program at the recent Kelowna Solar Workshop in British Columbia.
‘Our government's investment in this program will make it easier for homeowners to reduce their energy costs – putting more money in the pocketbooks of Canadians,’ says Raitt. ‘Not only will this project protect our environment, but this green energy technology will also help stimulate the economy and create jobs for Canadians.’
The Solar Hot Water Heating Program, delivered by FortisBC, is expected to provide a significant boost to the growing clean energy industry in British Columbia. The program provides C$1,000 rebates to help new home developers in the Okanagan and the Kootenays install solar hot water heating systems.
The program also provides a $300 rebate for existing homeowners to install a solar hot water heating system. Solar hot water heating systems are also eligible for the ecoENERGY Retrofit – Homes Grant and are eligible under the Home Renovation Tax Credit.
SOURCE: Natural Resources Canada