WHY GO SOLAR IN NOVA SCOTIA?
RISING UTILITY RATE
At 15.81 cents per KWH Nova Scotia has the highest cost per KWH in Canada. With a guaranteed price increase for the next 2 years already approved rising at a minimum of 1.5%. The average Nova Scotia family is using on average 16,080 kWh per year, making going solar the best way to hedge your rising electricity cost.
FEDERAL GREEN HOMES PROGRAM
Canadian homeowners may be eligible for grants up to $5,000 for the purchase and installation of energy efficiency home upgrades. You must be eligible for an EnerGuide home evaluation to access rebates on insulation, window and door replacements, and more
FEDERAL GST/HST NEW HOUSING REBATE
Homeowners may be eligible to recover a portion of the GST or HST that they paid for newly constructing or substantial renovated homes. This rebate may be useful if you’re making a large investment in energy efficiency upgrades.
This program allows property owners to earn a cash rebate of $0.60/watt for residential solar power installations with a minimum size of 1kW and up to a maximum rebate amount of $6,000. Businesses can now use the Federal Tax Provision for Clean Energy Equipment to fully expense their solar system. This means a CCA rate of 100% and the abolishment of the first year rule.
NEW HOME CONSTRUCTION PROGRAM
Efficiency Nova Scotia currently offers up to $9,000 in rebates for new energy efficiency homes.
HOME ENERGY ASSESSMENT PROGRAM
Efficiency Nova Scotia offers about a dozen rebates on home energy efficiency upgrades including insulation, heat pumps, solar thermal systems, windows, doors, and more.