Net metering: Nova Scotians can install a source of renewable energy such as a wind turbine or set of solar panels – or even a small hydro or biomass generator - to help power their home or business. If your generating unit produces more energy than you use at any one time, the extra electricity will flow onto the local grid for others to use. On the other hand, if your generator isn’t producing as much as you need, you can still draw from the grid to make up the difference.
Community Solar program: The Solar for Community Buildings Program enables eligible community groups and organizations to generate solar photovoltaic (PV) electricity on their roofs or properties and sell it to their utility under a 20-year contract.
COMFIT: The Nova Scotia Community Feed-in Tariff (COMFIT) program is part of Nova Scotia’s ongoing efforts to move away from carbon-based electricity to achieve 40% renewable energy sources by 2020. The program is no longer accepting applications and solar installations were not eligible under the COMFIT program.