Ontario Solar PV Incentive Programs
Ontario Solar Financial Incentives:
- FIT Program (Feed-in Tariff Program)
The FIT Program is open to projects with a rated electricity generating capacity greater than 10 kilowatts (kW) and generally up to 500 kW. Approved projects receive a fixed price for the electricity produced over a 20-year contract period. For the latest feed-in tariff rates, please visit the program website.
- Micro-FIT Program
The program provides homeowners and other eligible participants with the opportunity to develop a small or “micro” renewable electricity generation project (10 kilowatts (kW) or less in size) on their property. Under this program, homeowners will be paid a guaranteed price over a 20-year term for all the electricity produced and delivered to the province’s electricity grid. For the latest feed-in tariff rates, please visit the program website.
Electricity consumers in Ontario who produce some of their own power from a renewable resource (systems that are 500 kW or less) may take advantage of the “net metering” initiative. Net metering allows Ontarians to send excess electricity generated from renewable resources to the distribution system for a credit toward energy costs. In essence, it is a “trade” of electricity supplied against electricity consumed.