The following outlines incentive programs currently available in Nova Scotia
Energy Efficiency Incentive Programs
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.
Instant In Store Rebate Program – Efficiency Nova Scotia partners with retailers to offer instant rebates on smart thermostats, appliances, and other energy efficiency produces and devices.
Free Energy Efficient Products Program – Efficiency Nova Scotia currently offers free energy efficient products and installation including LED lighting, faucet aerators, low flow shower heads, smart thermostats, pipe wrap, and more.
Fridge and Freezer Recycling Program – Efficiency Nova Scotia currently offers a free pick up and $30 for your old fridge or freezer, plus $10 for mini fridges and air conditioning units.
New Home Construction Program – Efficiency Nova Scotia currently offers up to $9,000 in rebates for new energy efficiency homes.
Heating System Rebate Program – Efficiency Nova Scotia currently offers rebates up to $2,500 on various home air and water heaters including heat pumps and wood/pellet stoves.
Renewable Energy Incentive Programs
SolarHomes Program – Efficiency Nova Scotia is currently offering a $0.60 per watt rebate on the purchase of solar photovoltaic systems.
HomeWarming Program– Efficiency Nova Scotia is currently offering free home energy efficiency upgrades such as insulation and air sealing to residents whose household income falls below a specified threshold.
Multi-Unit Rental Property Upgrade Program – Efficiency Nova Scotia also offers energy efficiency rebates for low-income properties including insulation, space and water heating, and more. Eligible multi-unit residential units and cooperatives can receive up to 80% in rebates and non-for-profit properties, such as shelters and transition houses, can receive upt to 100% in rebates.
Canada Greener Homes Grant
Buildings, including our homes, account for 18% of Canada’s greenhouse gas emissions. We want to help Canadians make where they live more energy-efficient. This means homes will be more comfortable and more affordable to maintain while also supporting our environmental objectives. The Canada Greener Homes Grant will help homeowners make their homes more energy-efficient, create new jobs across Canada for energy advisors, grow our domestic green supply chains, and fight climate change.
What’s available through the initiative?
- Up to 700,000 grants of up to $5,000 to help homeowners make energy efficient retrofits to their homes, such as better insulation
- EnerGuide evaluations (worth up to $600) and expert advice to homeowners so they can begin to plan their retrofits
- Recruitment and training of EnerGuide energy advisors to meet the increased demand; this will create new jobs across Canada.
Participants are eligible for up to $5,600 total under the initiative. Updates will be provided over the life of the initiative to keep homeowners informed. As part of our work, we are committed to ensuring Greener Homes reaches diverse Canadians including those living in remote and northern communities and those with limited internet access. We are working on building a diverse network of energy advisors to provide career opportunities to all Canadians and to meet the need of our communities.
Prairie Sun Solar is a Canadian Solar Panel Online Distributor (eligible for Greener Homes Grant) as well for Do It Yourself projects.
Incentives Available In These Cities and Across Nova Scotia:
- Cape Breton / Sydney
- New Glasgow