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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.
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
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.
Home Battery Pilot
Effective October 13, 2022
For a limited time, Efficiency Nova Scotia will be offering incentives to eligible solar customers for home battery energy storage systems. To be eligible for a Home Battery Pilot incentive, home battery energy storage systems must be paired with a new or existing solar PV system and, be designed and installed by SolarHomes registered installers. Full pilot program terms can be found here: Home Battery Pilot Terms & Conditions.
|SolarHomes||$0.30/Watt installed DC capacity
Max. rebate $3,000
|Solar for Non-Profits Pilot||$0.60/Watt installed DC capacity
Max. rebate $15,000, up to 25% of eligible pre-tax system costs
|Home Battery Pilot||$300/kWh of installed total energy storage capacity
Max. rebate $2,500, up to 40% of eligible pre-tax system costs
Solar Nova Scotia
Volunteer run, Solar Nova Scotia is a non-profit society whose mission is to promote and facilitate the adoption of solar energy in Nova Scotia.
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Solar Data NS
Visit Solar Data NS to discover and/or share real time information on solar systems across Nova Scotia.
Halifax Solar City Financing
Solar City offers property owners in the Halifax area access to innovative solar PV financing to go solar with no money down.
Nova Scotia Solar Guide
A helpful guide explaining how the solar energy process works in the province of Nova Scotia.
Solar Power Fact Guide
Before you begin your project, contact Efficiency Nova Scotia to learn about rebates or financing options for solar equipment.
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.