Press Releases

2016-02: Policy Brief on Net Metering of Renewable Electricity in Nova Scotia

Policy Brief on Net Metering of Renewable Electricity in Nova Scotia Feb-2016

February, 2016

2015-01-16: Solar Nova Scotia Advises Provincial Government on Viability of Solar Energy

Halifax, NS, January 16, 2015 - Solar Nova Scotia (SNS) as a recognized stakeholder was invited to participate in the Electricity System Review conducted by the Nova Scotia Department of Energy. SNS submitted a 17 page report entitled "Solar Energy: Part of a Sustainable Future in Nova Scotia"

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2013-01: Feed-In Tariff Policy

In January 2013, Solar Nova Scotia released its recommendations to the provincial government for an electricity feed-in tariff.

"The Feed-In-Tariff or FIT, proposes a contract between Nova Scotia Power and a power producer," says Richard Vinson, chairman of Solar Nova Scotia, "For solar and any other renewable energy production to be practical, the producers have to get a fair price for the power they generate."

Ontario has had a feed-in tariff for renewable energy since 2006, and Germany has had an extremely successful program since 1990.

2011-07-12: Response to announcement from Halifax Regional Municipality re: SOLAR CITY PROJECT DELAY

PRESS RELEASE  July 12, 2011


Solar NS supports HRM's SolarCity program, but reminds homeowners that they don't need to wait!

In light of the announcement from HRM this date, Solar Nova Scotia would like to emphasize that we fully support the HRM Solar City Project and have been working  with the HRM Sustainable Environment Office through our Board and our Industry Committee.