Renewable Technologies

Solar

Project size

  • 10 kilowatts or less

Contract price paid per kWh

  • 31.1 cents (Rooftop Solar PV ≤ 6 kW)
  • 28.8 cents (Rooftop Solar PV > 6 kW ≤ 10 kW)
  • 21.0 cents (Non-Rooftop Solar PV)

Inflation index

  • 0 percent

Typical lead time

  • 1 to 6 months

Possible permits and approvals

  • Municipal building permit
  • No renewable energy approval required
  • Electrical Safety Authority approval

Location / resource

  • South-facing, inclining approximately 45 degrees

Other considerations

  • Zoning restrictions in residential, commercial, and industrial areas
  • Project may affect:

Industry associations

Wind

Project size

  • 10 kilowatts or less

Contract price paid per kWh

  • 12.5 cents

Inflation index

  • 20 percent

Typical lead time

  • 1 year

Possible permits and approvals

Location/resource

  • Strongest winds for micro-wind projects are found in open spaces, unobstructed by large buildings or structures.

Other considerations

  • Project may affect:

Industry associations

Waterpower

Project size

  • 10 kilowatts or less

Contract price paid per kWh

  • 24.1 cents

Inflation index

  • 20 percent

Possible permits and approvals

Location/ resource

  • Where there are steep rivers, streams, creeks or springs flowing year-round

Other considerations

  • Project may affect:

Industry associations

Bioenergy

Project size

  • 10 kilowatts or less

Contract price paid per kWh

  • Renewable Biomass: 17.2 cents
  • On-Farm Biogas: 25.8 cents
  • Biogas: 16.5 cents
  • Landfill gas: 16.8 cents

Inflation index

  • 50 percent

Possible permits and approvals

Location/ resource

  • Proximity to renewable biomass

Other considerations

  • Project may affect:

Industry associations