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WHAT IS SOLAR OFFSET?

SOLAR OFFSET is a platform that allows the owners of small-scale solar panel and wind power systems to get paid for the greenhouse gas emission reductions they are making.​

Every year, large Alberta industrial sites are required to meet emission reduction targets.  If they don’t, they have to buy “Fund Credits” from the government.  Alternatively, they can buy "Offset Credits" from the owners of greenhouse gas reduction projects.

A single Offset Credit represents one tonne of Alberta-based voluntary greenhouse gas emission reductions. One way to create an Offset Credits is by generating clean electricity from non-emitting solar or wind power. 

By aggregating small-scale producers into a larger pool, the administrative costs of claiming these credits is shared, creating profit for everyone in the pool.