Farm Smart Program

Major Funding Opportunity for Food Producers Available Now

Solar Array Installation Costs are Eligible!

Columbia Basin Trust is currently accepting applications from Food Producers for operational and/or infrastructure upgrades that help them adapt to the impacts of climate change and/or reduce Greenhouse Gas emissions. Through Farm SMART (Sustainable, Mitigation, Adaptation, and Resilience Transition), the Trust will fund up to 60 percent of total eligible project costs (to a maximum project cost of $100,000).


You have until Dec 10, 2023 to apply

Eligible Projects include Solar Photovoltaic (PV) Arrays to improve your farm’s energy efficiency by generating renewable solar electricity. Projects must demonstrate a positive return on investment (ROI).

Find out everything you need to know the CBT Farm SMART Program Guide

If you have questions or want to discuss your project idea, contact [email protected] or call 1.800.505.8998

If you have questions about the Solar System that’s right for you, talk to our Commercial Solar Specialist Eden Yesh today.

Here’s an example of a project quote and the potential savings with available incentives

If you’d like to see an ROI like that, submit our Estimate Form and get the information you need today


The final product, including the phone app and website to monitor electricity generation by individual panels in real time is outstanding. We’d highly recommend Kootenay Solar!

Chris and Wendy L.

I get to offset my energy bill and take advantage of all the sunshine Kimberley gets! Great system!

Shane T.

Best investment I ever made especially now with the government Green Energy Grant – the Federal government reimbursed me $5,600. This local company does excellent work and I highly recommend them!

Bob W.

This is a big investment and we felt that our questions were answered, even if we ended up asking them twice, and that our emails were responded to promptly. Overall 5 out of 5 stars!

Joyce D.

The clarity and ease of the project, installation and overall experience with Kootenay Solar was excellent!

Pieter S.

We had our 17 panel system installed in July and by Dec. 31st we had generated 2,360 kWh – gotta love it!

Bob N.

Love what you folks have done for me. No power bills. No carbon tax. Free fuel for my EV. Not to mention the increased value in my home. Who wouldn’t want to buy a house with no power bills. A no brainer. Doug L.

Doug L.

My hydro bill was a mere $65 for the summer, even with the air conditioning on full tilt and five people in the house! Thank you solar panels!! Thank you Kootenay Solar Power!

Heather M.

Everyone at Kootenay Solar was easy to understand and more than willing to help, even when we called the wrong person. We are very satisfied with the installation and the company.Friends who were visiting us saw our solar system layout, and they then purchased a system from the same company on our recommendation.

Ken & Brenda P.

Everything was really great! From the initial quotes, to answering all of our questions, to the final install. We felt taken care of and secure in our decision to use your company.

Laurel G.

I appreciate being able to do things by email/online and that process was easy and efficient. All the staff were knowledgeable and friendly!

Kyla L.

We have been very happy with the installation and the service we received. We are happy to refer Kootenay Solar to our friends and family.

Ron & Mary Ann J.

We were really happy with our experience with Kootenay Solar. Hannah was especially good, working hard and keeping us informed of what she was doing. She was both professional and personable and we enjoyed working with her.

Lonnie M.