Get to know solar electricity
We know our customers want a cleaner, greener future - and so do we. That's why we're working towards 80% renewable by 2030. Solar electricity is a great way to add more renewable energy to your home and the grid, contributing to a greener future for the province. There are two ways you can power your home with clean solar electricity – you can install solar photovoltaic (PV) panels at your home or you may be able to subscribe to solar power from a community solar garden.
Types of Solar electricity and Other Considerations
Solar electricity can help generate clean energy for your home, reducing greenhouse gas emissions and making you an active participant in powering a greener province. Adding solar to your property is a major investment decision and should be thoroughly researched so you can feel confident in your investment. To evaluate your options, get a handful of quotes from only qualified contractors.
Generate your own electricity with rooftop solar
Solar PV panels convert the sun’s light directly into electricity. They work best in full sun, but will also produce electricity on cloudy days. In a solar PV system, the electricity generated is first used on site and any excess is sold to Nova Scotia Power.
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Subscribe to community solar and add solar to the grid
A solar garden is a simple way for all Nova Scotians to have access to solar energy, without having to install their own panels. When customers subscribe to the solar garden, they’re helping generate more clean energy that gets distributed across the grid, and they benefit by saving money on energy costs over time.