Why tealights & flowerpots will NOT work

Shawna HendersonBy Nova Scotia energy professional and longtime Solar Nova Scotia Member Shawna Henderson:

OK, the time has come to debunk this. People are going to die. They will be cold, asphyxiated or burned to death.

Three Forms Of Solar Energy The sun delivers energy in three distinct forms...
Solar Facts

by Jeff Harrop

Largest Solar Installation In Nova Scotia Completed In Sydney

Image removed.On May 15, 2015, the largest ever photovoltaic system in Nova Scotia was commissioned as part of a Sydney home.

This system will generate up to 23,000 kWh of power annually - enough to supply almost all of the home's needs.

Intro to Site-ing on North-Facing Slopes

All sites are not created equal. While the full benefits of passive solar can only be gained with an unobstructed southern exposure, many sites offer less. Of course, solar is only one consideration, and not necessarily the most important. To get the most out of it, you will have to plan your site.

Energy Content Of Wind & Solar An overview of how much energy is in sunlight and wind.
Bonding and Grounding of Photovoltaics

By Jeff Harrop

Ground is the earth and where voltages over 50 volts must be referenced from. This includes DC (Direct Current) and AC (alternating current) voltages. In order to do this we have a connection to the earth for each power system installed on a premise. It can be a set of driven rods, a plate, the copper water piping system, or a well casing.

The photovoltaic panels have lethal potential voltages and therefore must be bonded to the grounding system to protect people from live voltages from energizing the metal framework of the panels.

All About Inverters An inverter is just a DC to AC converter. Why do we have them in solar applications? Solar PV (photovoltaic panels produce DC (direct current) electrical energy. In our homes and businesses we use electrical devices that take their energy from an AC (alternating current) source.
2014 Solar Nova Scotia Revitilization Report

In 2014, several Saint Mary's University Business students did a study on the needs of Solar Nova Scotia members and potential members.

This objective was addressed by gathering, consolidating and presenting input from members and interested parties, then gathering ideas and gaining commitments to action. These were achieved by using a digital survey followed by an in person presentation and workshop.

Click here to view or download the report PDF

2013 AGM & State Of Solar Session

Click on the photo below for the video:

Conference table with presenters


Q: Would you be able to stack net metering with CONFIT?
A: No - they wouldn't stack with FIT. In a large site, sure, you could stack them all.

Q: Is the scope of CONFIT looking at a large mix of ground level and rooftop?
A: Yes, generally.