How to Participate

Customers must work with enrolled Service Providers who submit applications for incentive funds. Customers can find a current list of enrolled Service Providers here

(How can a customer tell whether they are eligible to receive the incentive? This and other information about solar energy can be found on our frequently asked questions (FAQ) page. For more information about the program customers may contact the Solar PV Program Manager directly.

Once the solar PV system is specified and agreed to between you and your Service Provider, the participation process is as follows:

For residential installations, the Service Provider works with the customer to specify and install the system. Once completed, the Service Provider applies for funding from the program. Funding is released to completed projects that meet all program requirements on a first-come, first-served basis, subject to program, sector, and Service Provider funding limitations as stated in the Program Guidebook and other supporting materials. Service Providers are expected to watch program budgets closely in order to ensure availability of funds.

For commercial installations, the Service Provider submits project pre-application materials to the Program Manager. The project pre-application contains information about:

  1. The Program Manager reviews the application to verify eligibility for an incentive, and, if approved, notifies the Service Provider. The turnaround time for approvals is typically about 2 weeks, but can take longer if applications are incomplete or if there are problems with what is proposed.
  2. Once approved, your Service Provider works with you to schedule the installation, normally within the next few months. The Service Provider obtains locally-required permits, completes construction, passes local inspections (if required) and informs the Program Manager when the job is complete. 
  3. The Program Manager may then schedule and conduct their own inspection of the completed system. If selected for inspection, we  aim to complete the inspection within two weeks of being informed by the Service Provider that the project is complete.
  4. Once the installation is completed and verified, the Program Manager requests and mails the incentive check to the Service Provider.