Solar PV Equipment Pilot Program Opens To Assist Farmers

February 1

SOLAR PV EQUIPMENT PILOT PROGRAM OPENS TO ASSIST FARMERS

The Government of Alberta, Agriculture and Rural Development, has announced a new program to assist farmers to install solar power on their farms. The program opened on January 30, 2012.
The Solar PV Equipment Pilot program is designed to provide modest financial support to bona fide farmers installing grid-connected, minimum 2.2 kW size, solar photovoltaic (PV) systems on their operation to produce electricity. Solar PV technology is a type of renewable energy production. Electricity production using solar PV technology helps reduce greenhouse gas emissions, and in some cases can help save on electricity costs, as well as providing a means to participate in certain green-marketing opportunities. Renewable energy can play a role in a farm’s overall energy management plan.
Please visit the Growing Forward webpage for program details: Government of Alberta: Growing Forward - On-Farm Energy Management