Ontario's Ministry of Energy and Infrastructure announced this week that it has quintupled the incentive available to organizations that install solar thermal hot water systems. The maximum provincial grant is now $400,000 (up from $80,000), and can be matched by up to an additional $400,000 under the federal ecoENERGY program.
The Ontario Solar Thermal Heating Initiative is open to industries, businesses and public institutions including schools, hospitals, municipalities, municipally owned utilities, industrial associations, non-profit organizations and energy service companies.
The change is retroactive to March 1, 2009.
Visit the Ministry's Ontario Solar Thermal Heating Incentive Program site and its FAQ for more details.