Wood, Pellet and Solar Eligibility Requirements

Participation in the Home Energy Assessment program or New Home Construction program precludes homeowners from receiving rebates for the same upgrades in other Efficiency Nova Scotia programs. Only rebates from one program will be issued for any particular measure.

Wood/Pellet Burning Equipment Rebate Guide

System TypeIncentivesCertification RequirementsEmissions RequirementsInstall Requirements
*Wood Stove or Fireplace Insert$500/UnitCSA-B415.1-10 or US EPA CRF Part 60 AAAEPA or CSA emissions of ≤ 2.5 g/hrMust be inspected and approved by a WETT Certified Inspector or installed by a Wood Energy Technology Transfer (WETT) Certified Installer
*Pellet Stove or Fireplace Insert$500/UnitCSA-B415.1-10 or US EPA CRF Part 60 AAAEPA or CSA emissions of ≤ 2.5 g/hr
*Wood Boiler or Centrally Ducted Forced Air Furnace$1000/UnitCSA-B415.1-10 or US EPA CRF Part 60 AAA Emission level of 0.15 lb/mmBtu (0.026 g/mJ) heat outputMust be inspected and approved by a WETT Certified Inspector or installed by a Wood Energy Technology Transfer (WETT) Certified Installer
*Pellet Boiler or Centrally Ducted Forced Air Furnace$1000/UnitCSA-B415.1-10 or US EPA CRF Part 60 AAAEmission level of 0.15 lb/mmBtu (0.026 g/mJ) heat output
Solar Thermal: Air-to-Air$400/SystemSolar collectors used in residential homes must have OG-100 Collector Certification by SRCC (Solar Rating and Certification Corporation).N/AComponents must be new and unused,
System installations must conform to manufacturer's specifications and all applicable codes and standards,
Must be designed for heating season operation

Please Note: Rebates are not available for the replacement of working equipment. If replacing non-working equipment please contact us prior to making your purchase and we can confirm eligibility and rebates. A letter from your contractor will be required to indicate the state of the previous equipment.

* The table above reflects changes to the eligibility criteria for Wood/Pellet Burning Equipment taking effect on July 1, 2020 (Previous requirements: EPA or CSA emissions of < 4.5 g/hr. or < 0.40g/MJ for TPM). Complete applications received for Wood/Pellet Burning Equipment by December 31, 2020 will rebate on previous criteria if necessary to result in a rebate being issued.