10 Amazing Green Initiatives in Nova Scotia
Happy Earth Day everyone!! Usually on the blog, we share information about our passion, solar energy, but the foundation of that passion is our desire to help create a greener and more sustainable way of living. We feel so lucky to live in a province where both the government and the people living here are […]
These Products Will Optimize Your Solar Energy Output
While a solar energy system is hands down the best way to save big on both your energy use and power bill, there are some simple things you can do to take the savings even further! In this post, we shared five ways to save energy in your home, which help to maximize your solar […]
5 Ways to Save Energy in Your Home and Maximize Your Solar Energy System
Switching to solar energy is a huge win for your electricity bill and helps you to save money both in the short term and in the long run. However, you can further increase your savings by making a few changes to your energy consumption habits. Reducing your energy consumption will decrease your power bill and […]
Understanding NS Power’s Enhanced Net Metering Program
We’ve written a lot about the benefits of owning a solar energy system, but there is a key part that we haven’t talked about yet: Enhanced Net Metering. Enhanced Net Metering is a program run by Nova Scotia Power that applies to any residential or commercial domain that is running on solar energy (or any […]
Is Solar Energy Reliable?
As power rates continue to rise and our reliance on fossil fuels poses an increasing threat to the health of our planet, more and more people are making the switch to renewable energy sources, like solar energy. What was once considered an “eco-luxury” for wealthy McMansion owners in California is now becoming mainstream and an […]
How Grassroots Change Can Save our Environment
These days, there is a seemingly never-ending stream of studies, stats, and articles highlighting our current environmental crisis. And while the information is alarming, it can often feel so overwhelming and massive that we as individuals want to throw up our hands, say the problem is too big for us to take on, and sit […]
Will Solar Energy Protect You From Power Outages?
After the big power outage that affected a large part of the province a few weeks ago, a question we started getting a lot was “will solar energy protect me from power outages?” The short answer: For the majority of solar energy systems, no. However, we do offer options that will protect you when the […]
Does Solar Energy Work Through Winter in Nova Scotia?
Now that the temperature is dropping and snow has become a regular fixture here in Nova Scotia, you may be wondering if solar energy will work through the long winter months. Won’t the solar panels be covered with snow? Isn’t it too cold? Are there even enough hours of sunlight to make solar an effective […]
Why Switch to Solar Energy: The Environmental Benefits
Of the many reasons for switching to solar energy, one that particularly stands out is its environmental benefits. A welcome (and much needed) alternative to the non-renewable energy sources we have been relying on, solar is not only the cleanest but also the most abundant energy source available. While many people are making the switch […]