Nova Scotia

Nova Scotia is perfect for solar energy.

Rebates

The provincial government is currently offering significant residential solar incentives to homeowners in Nova Scotia. The rebate is $0.60/Watt installed, or up to $6,000, whichever is less. Rebates are limited and will decrease shortly. Pre-qualify now to secure your residential solar rebates.

Environmental Targets

Nova Scotia has the most ambitious targets in Canada for reducing greenhouse gas emissions. By 2030, Nova Scotia plans to completely phase out coal power plants. Nova Scotia’s Renewable Electricity Plan includes a target for renewable electricity generation, such as solar energy.

Solar Financing

Financing a residential solar system has never been easier. In fact, most banks love to finance residential solar PV systems. We have partnered with Credit Union of Atlantic Energy Efficient Financing to offer low interest financing.



Frequently Asked Questions

Do we get enough sun?


Yes! You do get enough sun in Nova Scotia to power your home with solar. Although it’s a common misconception that Nova Scotia does not get enough sun to power your home with solar, the province actually experiences about 1,790 hours of sunlight on average per year. Your solar system will still generate solar energy on cloudy days, although not as much compared to sunny days. Nova Scotia actually receives more solar energy in an average year than Germany - a world leader in solar adoption!



Is solar a smart investment?


Going solar is one of the best investments you can make to your home. Grid-tied solar systems have a guaranteed return on investment as low as 5% and as high as 12%. This is higher than your typical GIC or savings account, which is around 1-3% ROI. It’s a guaranteed investment because it will cut the cost of your electricity bill by up to 100% year over year.



How do I know if my roof is right for solar?


Renewly will do an on-site visit to help you diagnose your roof and sun exposure. Your roof can affect the cost and effectiveness of your home’s solar installation. If you are interested in going solar, you will need to know the approximate age and material of your roof. We use Helioscope, a solar 3D design tool that uses accurate data to determine how many solar panels your roof can support.



What is Net Metering & how does it work?


The Net Metering program gives you the power to better manage your energy costs. When your solar system is producing more electricity than you can use, Nova Scotia Power will take your surplus supply. In return, Nova Scotia power will give you a credit on your bill to help pay for those times when you’re not generating enough power and drawing from the grid.



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