Based in Halifax, Nova Scotia, Solar Ascent is your lifelong, proudly-Nova Scotian partner in renewable energy solutions. We’ve always been here and we’re here to stay. With a rich background in renovations contracting, we know homes from the foundation-up and we treat each client’s home with the care that we’d treat our own.
Solar grassroots change is happening. Are you in?
Solar prices aren’t what they used to be. Thanks to worldwide adoption and advances in solar technology, systems are now accessible and affordable for all Nova Scotians. For many people, the short term cost of adopting solar is only a few dollars a day more than they’re already paying for grid power! Not only can you feel good about off-setting your carbon footprint, this short term investment turns into long term gain quickly as grid rates go up and your loan is paid off.
Fantastic Rebates and Financing Available
Like all good things, the SolarHomes rebate from Efficiency NS and Greener Homes loan and rebate from Natural Resources Canada will eventually come to an end. Find out how these fantastic programs have brought solar in reach of all Nova Scotians. Apply for your free, custom solar proposal for your home now to get in on the action!
An Investment with Returns
Solar panels typically increase the value of your home by the full cost of the system, so when you sell your home, you’ll receive your initial investment back. Solar panels can add up to 3-4% to the value of your home, and homes with solar panels tend to sell faster with homes that don’t. So not only are you adding to the value of your home but you’re also making it more appealing to the market.
Nova Scotia Solarhomes Program
Efficiency Nova Scotia offers incentives to homeowners for solar PV systems to make solar electricity more affordable than ever. The SolarHomes program helps Nova Scotians harness the sun’s energy by offering rebates on approved solar PV systems. Click the button below to set up a time to discuss your potential solar project today!
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Frequently Asked Questions
We’re here to take the guess work out of solar energy. Is your question not answered here? Shoot us a message and our team will be happy to help!
Our “average” system is around 10kW and costs approx. $30,000. Don’t let the sticker price fool you however. There are rebates and financing options that make it much more affordable. For most people it comes down to whether or not you’d be willing to spend a few dollars more per day than what you’re already used to paying for power. This is the investment required to secure your power costs for decades to come, and save tens of thousands of dollars long term.
The components of the system come with 25 year warranties and we model our calculations based on a 30 year life expectancy. The way solar cells work there is 0.5% degradation that happens every year. Therefore after 30 years of production you can expect about a 15% drop off in energy production from the first year. Let us do the math to show you the benefits of investment in solar!
At Solar Ascent we love putting solar arrays on a roof, but before we do we ensure your roof will be a good fit for solar. Solar energy is only a sustainable solution if the finished product stands the test of time. That means ensuring that the installation won’t compromise the roof in any way – especially regarding leaks and structural concerns. We work with a structural engineer to review every solar design and layout before installation, along with detailed information on your roof trusses or rafters. We exclusively use the Kinetic K-Flash racking system on shingled roofs to ensure that each connection point to your roof is mechanically sealed against water penetration. To top it all off, once we install the solar panels we install low profile wire mesh around the perimeter of the array to ensure that no critters can move in underneath after we’re done.
The “payback period” of the system refers to how long the system needs to run to produce enough value in kWh produced to recoup your initial investment. Typical paybacks in residential range from 10-13 years, but there are a lot of factors that could greatly speed up our payback calculations. For instance we use a utility rate increase of 3.34% in our models which – by the sounds of what’s to come – that will be greatly outpaced by the actual increases in the near future. This will speed up the payback process, as the value of displaced costs is higher.
Yes, we’re a local business and do all of the work from design, to procurement, to the installation. We have a sales department, customer success department, finance department and multiple installation crews. We operate out of our HQ in Hammonds Plains, NS.
Why should you work with Solar Ascent?
We know that solar energy can seem complicated. There are a lot of things to consider and a pile of misinformation out there! We’re here to help you learn about solar energy and what it can do for you. We’ll provide you with accurate data, detailed options and sound advice to find a system that best fits your goals.
We’re honest, friendly and experienced and will work hard to ensure you can’t wait to tell your friends about us.
Let our work speak for itself
When we first met with the husband and wife who recently moved to this home outside Truro, NS, we knew they found their “forever home”. This freshly built, fully electric home was going to cost a lot of money to provide grid power in the years and decades to come for their growing family. Check out our full case study for more information!
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Getting Started Couldn’t Be Simpler.
Getting the ball rolling on solar adoption for your home is as easy as submitting a form or giving us a call! We’ll help to navigate the available rebates, financing options, and other considerations. We’ll get back to you with specific information on how the solar panels will look on your home or property, how much energy you can expect them to produce, and how much it will cost.
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