About Solar

Solar Power in NS

Nova Scotia is a Grid Parity Province. Meaning that solar power rates are lower than the residential utility rates.

Nova Scotia has the Largest Solar Rebate in the country and Better Sun Exposure than Germany.

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The Cost of Doing Nothing.

Turn an expense into an investment. The alternative is to pay an energy bill forever that will historically increase overtime.

NREL S.A.M

National renewable energy laboratory – system advisory model – is the software we use to design your system and calculate savings.

S.A.M. calculates the cost and performance of renewable energy projects using computer models developed at nrel, sandia national laboratories, the university of wisconsin, and other organizations.

It takes every detail into account. For example: the slope and facing direction of your roof, local weather conditions, actual equipment models used in the project all the way down to inflation and system degradation.

It is available to the public – Click here to find out more.

Smart Meters (Time of Day or TOD)

Time-of-day (TOD) rates work by billing a rate more reflective of the actual cost of making and delivering power at different times, meaning power is cheapest overnight and on weekends and holidays when overall demand on the electricity system is lower. Power is also more expensive during winter days, when demand is the highest.

In order to qualify for the TOD rate, you must have an electric-based space heating system that has the capacity to store heat with appropriate timing and controls in place and approved by Nova Scotia Power.

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Nova Scotia's Cap-and-Trade Program

“The costs for a household in Nova Scotia start at $64 in 2019 and rise to $85 in 2022. Nova Scotians will not receive carbon tax rebates.”

Nova Scotia’s Cap-and-Trade program covers emissions from electrical generation, industries that emit more than 50,000 tonnes of CO2e per year and distributors of liquid fuels and natural gas. The cost of emissions exceeding the cap starts at $20 per tonne in 2019, rising by five per cent per year, and can be passed onto customers. Nova Scotia is not subject to the federal carbon pricing.

2019 was the first year of operation of the Nova Scotia Cap-and-Trade Program. 

In October 2019, Nova Scotia introduced the ‘Sustainable Development Goals Act,’ which sets new targets to fight climate change, including 53% below 2005 levels by 2030 and net- zero emissions by 2050.

In June 2020, Nova Scotia held its first auction under its cap-and-trade system. The minimum price for auctions held in 2020 is set at CAD 20 (USD 15.08), and each subsequent year the minimum price will increase by 5% plus inflation.

Electricity has risen 62% since 2005.

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A year to year comparison of a bill
before and after solar.

This particular client is on Time-of-Day (TOD) as well as having solar, results may vary.

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AFTER