New Year, New Energy: Why 2019 Is the Year to Switch to Solar

Jan 2, 2019

Happy New Year everyone! We hope you had a wonderful holiday season with your friends and family.

Now that we’re easing our way out of holiday mode and back into real life, many of us begin thinking about our plans and goals for the year ahead, and one of the best we can think of is making the switch to solar energy.

There are so many benefits to solar energy and virtually no downsides. In today’s post, we’re highlighting why there has never been a better time to make the switch.

Limited time rebates

As we discussed here, Efficiency Nova Scotia is currently offering the SolarHomes rebate program, which aims to make solar energy more affordable and accessible by offering a rebate on installation costs.

The average rebate is about $7000 and the maximum is $10 000. The rebate is based on the size of your solar system and offers $1/watt of system size, so an 8,000w system (8 kW) would provide a rebate of $8,000. This works out to between 30-40% of your total system cost. This rebate, coupled with great financing programs, has made solar affordable for any household.

They only anticipate the funding will cover approximately 2000 homes, so making the switch in 2019 is the way to go! 

For residents of HRM, the Solar City program is also available, which offers financing on installation. 

Save big in 2019

When you install a solar energy system, you start saving almost from day one. Making the switch saves the average home $1628 annually in energy costs, and that is just one of the financial benefits!

Make your contribution to protecting the environment

In addition to saving you money, switching to solar is a huge win for the environment. It’s the cleanest energy source available, reduces greenhouse gases, saves water, improves air quality, and more. You can read more about the environmental benefits of solar energy here!

We’re making solar simple

While solar may be a top priority on your 2019 to-do list, it can feel like a big task. It may seem overwhelming, but it’s actually a very straightforward process, and we’ve made it our mission to make solar simple for Nova Scotians. Born and raised here in NS, our team is passionate about making our province a leader in solar energy and providing all of the support you need, from the initial assessment to the complete installation and beyond. 

We can’t wait to work with you and get you set up with your brand new energy system in 2019. To get started with solar energy today, get your FREE initial assessment

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