There’s something amazing about using the sun’s rays
to power your home.

Add solar power and save.

Solar power is one more way that participants 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 by $1,750 per year.

 

SolarHomes Program

Efficiency Nova Scotia offers incentives to homeowners for solar PV systems to make solar electricity more affordable than ever. The SolarHomes program helps Nova Scotians harness the sun’s energy by offering rebates on approved solar PV systems up to 10kW in size. Full program terms can be found here: SolarHomes Terms & Conditions.

 

Solar for Non-Profits Pilot Program

Effective April 25, 2022

For a limited time, Efficiency Nova Scotia will be offering incentives to eligible organizations for solar PV systems up to 25kW. To be eligible for a Solar for Non-Profits incentive, applicants must show they are a registered non-profit organization or charity and have been active for a minimum of 12 months. Full pilot program terms can be found here: Solar for Non-Profits Terms & Conditions.

 

Available Solar PV System Rebate

SolarHomes$0.30/Watt installed DC capacity
Max. rebate $3,000
Solar for Non-Profits$0.60/Watt installed DC capacity
Max. rebate $15,000, up to 25% of eligible pre-tax system costs
Next Steps

Follow these simple steps to see the good things efficiency brings to your home through solar electricity.

Step 1

Review the Solar PV Terms & Conditions, and the Nova Scotia Go Solar GuideThen, we recommend that you reach out to at least 3 registered solar installers for quotes. You can search our directory to find a registered solar installer.

Contact your insurance provider to ensure your proposed solar PV system is covered by your policy, and to see if there will be any changes to your policy/coverage.

Step 2

Complete the SolarHomes Project Application with the help of your chosen installer. Have them submit your application along with supporting documents via the SolarHomes Portal.

Rebates for Residential Solar PV systems are currently available through the SolarHomes program or the Canada Greener Homes program. To qualify for Greener Homes you must complete a Home Energy Assessment prior to installing any upgrades. To learn more visit our Canada Greener Homes Grant Program page. Discuss with your installer which rebate program may be best for you.

Step 3

Wait to receive confirmation from Efficiency Nova Scotia for approval for your rebate. Once approved, coordinate with your installer to proceed with purchase and installation of equipment.

Please note: You must receive approval before proceeding and complete the installation within 12 months in order to receive your approved rebate.

Please ensure that you obtain all applicable permits and follow local building and electrical code requirements.

Step 4

Once installation and final electrical inspection are complete, get your solar installer to submit the final documentation. Your rebate cheque will be processed as soon as possible. Please allow up to 8 weeks to receive your rebate cheque.

SolarHomes Registered Installers
Search our directory to find an registered installer to complete your solar installation.

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.

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