Today, Council passed the Clean Energy Improvement Program Bylaw.
Clean energy improvements often have a high up-front cost that can be a barrier for homeowners. The Clean Energy Improvement Tax Bylaw (Bylaw) establishes a Clean Energy Improvement Program in Calgary, authorizes The City to borrow up to $15 Million for financing clean energy improvements, and enables clean energy improvements to be made to eligible properties. This will allow eligible Calgary homeowners to access financing to complete clean energy improvements on their homes and repay through their property tax bill. This program will also generate projects for local energy efficiency and renewable energy contractors.
Information regarding the CEIP program is available here. The full program design study presented to Council is available here.
Homeowners may also be interested in the City's residential solar calculator.