Efficiency incentives available to Islander farmers
Investing in energy efficiency will reduce energy consumption and help manage farm operation costs.
Farmers are eligible to receive rebates for upgrading to energy efficient LED lighting and energy efficient equipment like heat pumps.
“Farming and agriculture are a large part of our Island economy. We want to ensure farmers can afford to continue their operations – saving money and energy whenever possible."
- Transportation, Infrastructure and Energy Minister Steven Myers.
Going solar can lower energy bills for a farming operation, working hand-in-hand with other efficiency upgrades. Solar incentives include $350 /kilowatt installed, up to 40 per cent of installed costs, to a maximum of $10,000. Financing is available to assist with up-front costs of solar installation.
The Community Energy Solutions program offers the opportunity for farmers to apply for a free energy audit. Dairy farms in particular may benefit from this service as they have refrigeration and many pumps and motors on site.
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