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1225 Prospect Bay Rd, Prospect Vill...

For 1225 Prospect Bay Rd, Prospect Village, NS B3T 2A6, Canada
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At least half of your roof is SOUTH-facing, the ideal orientation for solar electricity production. Learn more.

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You can face your panels the optimal direction.
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Your roof is over half shaded, which could mean your roof is not optimal for a solar installation. Learn more.

Average Monthly Electric Bill

$0
$1000
120

Hint: Nova Scotian electric bills are often bi-monthly. Divide your bill in half to get your monthly total.

Installation Size

1kW
15kW
8kW

Save an average of 97.16% on your power bill. A roof or yard with 532.8 square feet of sun exposure will be needed to install a system of this size.

This is the typical solar installation size in Nova Scotia

Average Monthly Electric Bill

$0
$1000
120

Hint: Nova Scotian electric bills are often bi-monthly. Divide your bill in half to get your monthly total.

Installation Size

1kW
15kW
8kW

Save an average of 97.16% on your power bill. A roof or yard with 532.8 square feet of sun exposure will be needed to install a system of this size.

This is the typical solar installation size in Nova Scotia

How to Finance Your Solar Home

All costs are just estimates. Many variables can affect the price of your solar system, like the quality of the panels you choose. There may be additional costs not factored into our calculator (like roof or electrical upgrades). Speak with a professional installer to get an actual quote. Learn more about our calculations here.

BUYFINANCE

$16,133

COST

This includes applicable taxes. We've applied the maximum SolarHomes amount to your upfront cost, giving you a rebate of $8,500 (pending approval). Look below to see other programs you might be eligible for.


9 - 11 Years

PAYBACK TIME


In 25 years your net savings (minus your upfront cost) could be approximately:

$23,334

Buy


$16,133

COST

This includes applicable taxes. We've applied the maximum SolarHomes amount to your upfront cost, giving you a rebate of $8,500 (pending approval). Look below to see other programs you might be eligible for.


9 - 11 Years

PAYBACK TIME


In 25 years your net savings (minus your upfront cost) could be approximately:

$23,334



Finance


$169

MONTHLY PAYMENT

We've applied a sample 4.75% interest rate on a 10-year term similar to the Solar City program, and a rebate of $8,500 from SolarHomes. Look below to see the financing programs you might be eligible for.


10 Years

LOAN LENGTH

In 25 years your net savings (minus the cost of your loan) could be approximately:

$19,168



Programs


Halifax Regional Municipality

Halifax's Solar City Program offers complete financing to eligible property owners to install a solar energy system within the Halifax Regional Municipality. Financing is fixed at a rate of 4.75% for a maximum term of 10 years.

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Your solar system saves the equivalent of

CO2

5.65 tonnes of CO2 per year

Trees

the carbon captured by 569 trees per year

Car

the CO2 from 28,987 km in an average-sized car

This is just an estimate, want to know more?



How to go Solar in Nova Scotia

1

Connect with solar providers

Explore our list of qualified professional and accredited solar panel installers.

2

Get an assessment, quote and pre-approval

We recommend getting at least three solar installer quotes to compare. Learn More.

3

If you qualify, apply for your rebate or financing program

Learn more about rebates such as Efficiency Nova Scotia’s SolarHomes incentives and financing programs including Halifax’s SolarCity program.

4

Contract the provider of your choice, design your system and get your permit

Find out how to best prepare your home for your new solar installation.

5

Install

Make sure you’re ready to connect to the grid. Learn more.

6

Inspect

Your solar installer can help you prepare for your solar installation inspection. Learn more.

7

Finalize your net metering agreement

Find out what to expect from your net metering agreement.

8

Flip the switch!

And become a solar homeowner.

Discover your home's solar potential

and programs to help you achieve it

Disclaimer


Thank you for using SolarAssist! This is just the first step.

SolarAssist is a guide only, and the outputs in our calculator are just estimates.

Many variables can affect the price of your solar system, such as the quality of the panels you choose. There may be additional costs not factored into our calculator (like roof or electrical upgrades), which can affect your upfront costs and your savings.

Every home is different! The next step to becoming a solar homeowner is to speak to a professional installer and determine what will work for you. He or she can help design a unique solution for your home and guide you through the process.

How does the SolarAssist calculator work?

Our SolarAssist calculator is built with the assumption that your installation will use the standard or average-sized solar panels you might see on a roof in Nova Scotia, and our calculations are based on the common amount of sunlight Nova Scotia receives.

The SolarAssist calculator uses a 1087 average annual kWh/kWp to calculate your monthly savings, based on the average kilowatt “peak” or yield for our region as recorded in 2017 by Solar Nova Scotia.

We use your yearly power consumption rate, as indicated by your average monthly electricity bill, to calculate your potential monthly savings percentage.

Your upfront cost is based on the average price-per-Watt from 200 solar system installations tracked by the Halifax Regional Municipality (including everything required to install the system, from material, to labour, permits etc, before tax). We use this average to calculate the upfront cost you might expect for your system, first by adding applicable taxes and then subtracting the SolarHomes rebate. (Note: you must first apply to SolarHomes, and then be approved before you are eligible for the rebate.)

For more detail on our calculations including your total savings and our CO2 equivalents, go to solarassist.ca/about-site.

For frequently asked questions, visit solarassist.ca/solar-faqs.

Discover your home's solar potential

and programs to help you achieve it