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As a part of the Regional District of Nanaimo’s Green Building Program, you can receive a $250 rebate for Solar Hot Water, Solar Photovoltaic, Geoexchange, or Micro & small wind installations. In addition, you can receive a $400 rebate for renewable energy systems that require and obtain a development variance permit.

Eligibility Requirements

  1. You must live in RDN Electoral Areas A, B, C, E, F, G, or H.
  2. You must install an eligible renewable energy system with a certified/licensed contractor. See the Nanaimo Renewable Energy Systems webpage for certification requirements.
  3. You must purchase eligible products or services after the Program start date of May 1, 2013.

How to Apply

  1. Carefully read the terms and conditions to confirm your eligibility for the rebate.
  2. Buy an eligible renewable energy system and have it installed by an appropriately licensed contractor.
  3. Please include the development variance permit in your submission if you are planning to access the additional $400 rebate.
  4. Submission may be made to the Regional District of Nanaimo by email, mail or in person.
  5. Visit the Nanaimo Renewable Energy Systems webpage for detailed instructions on what to include in your application and where to submit.


  • Application forms must be submitted within 90 days of purchase with a proof of purchase.
  • Applications for this rebate are accepted from January 1, 2021 through December 15, 2021 for all Electoral Area residents.


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