CanREA applauds Nova Scotia’s new investment in SolarHomes program

Nova Scotia Environment and Climate Change announces $8 million for the SolarHomes program, providing incentives for single-family homes to install solar PV systems.

Ottawa, January 17, 2022 — The Canadian Renewable Energy Association (CanREA) applauds the Government of Nova Scotia for an investment of $8 million in the SolarHomes incentive program for single-family homes to install solar PV systems, as announced today by Environment and Climate Change Minister Tim Halman.

“This investment will help to ensure that even more Nova Scotia families are able to benefit from solar net metering over the coming years,” said Nicholas Gall, CanREA’s Director, Ontario and Distributed Energy Resources.

There are now over 4,000 solar homes across Nova Scotia, and the industry supports hundreds of jobs in communities throughout the province.

“Solar power is poised to make an important contribution to achieving the Province’s target of 80% renewable electricity by 2030 while helping Nova Scotia households to manage their energy costs and reduce their carbon footprints,” said Gall.

This funding is part of a $37.3 million Green Fund investment, intended to help Nova Scotia reduce greenhouse-gas emissions and support the goals of its Environmental Goals and Climate Change Reduction Act.

“CanREA will continue to work closely with the Government of Nova Scotia to further these goals using wind energy, solar energy and energy storage,” said Jean Habel, CanREA’s Director for Quebec and Atlantic Canada.

For more information on how Canada can use wind energy, solar energy and energy storage to help achieve its net-zero commitments, consult “Powering Canada’s Journey to Net-Zero: CanREA’s 2050 Vison.”

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“This investment will help to ensure that even more Nova Scotia families are able to benefit from solar net metering over the coming years. Solar power is poised to make an important contribution to achieving the Province’s target of 80% renewable electricity by 2030 while helping Nova Scotia households to manage their energy costs and reduce their carbon footprints.”

—Nicholas Gall, CanREA’s Director, Ontario and Distributed Energy Resources.

“CanREA will continue to work closely with the Government of Nova Scotia to further these goals using wind energy, solar energy and energy storage.”

—Jean Habel, CanREA’s Director for Quebec and Atlantic Canada.

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