Low Cost Backup Power: Which Unit is Best?
Grid Outages and the Need for Backup Power In the aftermath of Hurricane Fiona and its devastating effects on the Atlantic Provinces, we’ve been getting a lot of questions about battery backup systems. Some people have been without power for several days as Nova Scotia Power cleans up the debris and works hard to get […]
The Future of Solar Energy in Nova Scotia
On Monday, the Canadian Solar Industries Association released their NS Residential Solar Market Outlook and Supply Chain Study, which aimed to predict the future of solar energy in Nova Scotia over the next ten years. The findings? Let’s just say the future looks very bright! As a province, we’ve been early adopters of composting and […]
How Much Maintenance Will My Solar Energy System Require?
A common concern we hear from our customers is that once their solar energy system is in place, it will require a lot of maintenance. People have images of themselves up on the roof sweeping away snow, leaves, and other debris, and regularly having to clean the panels- not to mention the maintenance it will […]
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 […]
5 Solar Energy Myths
There are a lot of misconceptions about solar energy so today, we wanted to clear up five of the most common ones we hear. The installation costs negate the financial benefits. Sure, solar can save you money in the long run, but a common concern with solar is that the start-up costs are too high […]
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 […]
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 […]