Add solar power to your home and save
Solar power is one more way that homeowners can have more control over their energy future, while reducing carbon emissions, and improving air quality. Solar Photovoltaic (PV) systems can help you reduce your energy bills on average $1,750 per year.
SolarHomes Program rebate
Efficiency Nova Scotia offers incentives to make solar electricity more affordable than ever. The SolarHomes program helps Nova Scotians harness the sun’s energy by offering a rebate on approved solar PV systems.
Available Solar PV System rebate
|$0.60/Watt installed DC capacity|
|Max. rebate $6,000, up to 25% of eligible pre-tax system costs|
|Program rebate levels subject to change at any time|
The SolarHomes program offers rebates to qualifying homeowners who have eligible photovoltaic (PV) systems installed by approved contractors. To be eligible for rebates, approval is required from Efficiency Nova Scotia prior to installing equipment.
Applications will be processed on a first-come, first-served basis. When you get approval from Efficiency Nova Scotia, you can be assured that a specific rebate amount will be offered to you within the timeline indicated in the approval (12 months).
$6,000 REBATE FOR THE SMITH FAMILY
The Smith family decided to explore the possibility of solar panels on their suburban detached single family home. They were eligible, and went through the SolarHomes program, receiving a rebate of $6,000* on the project. Designed to last at least 25 years, the system will offset CO2 emissions by 156 tons annually, the equivalent of taking 34 cars off the road yearly. Being enrolled in Net Metering allows them to get credited for any excess energy put back on the grid, allowing them to offset their energy costs with solar power, and save money for years to come
House Type: Detached single-family home
Year Built: 2001
Sq Footage: 1,865 sq ft.
Annual Savings: This system will reduce CO2 emissions by 125 tons annually, the equivalent of taking 27 cars off the road yearly.
Funding for the SolarHomes program
This solar program is funded by the Government of Canada’s $56 million-dollar commitment to Nova Scotia from the Low Carbon Economy Leadership Fund. Efficiency Nova Scotia is administering the program for the province.
Solar Nova Scotia
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Solar Fact Guide
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