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What is Solar City?

The Solar City program offers homeowners in Halifax innovative solar energy options, which can be financed through a solar collector account with the Halifax Regional Municipality.

On March 31, 2015, after a successful two year pilot project, Halifax Regional Council approved the continuation of the Solar City Program for another three years.  Staff have started the development of the new program and anticipate registration will open in 2016.  Program development updates will be posted on this page. In the meantime, if you have questions, please email.

The new Solar City program aims to:

  • complete 450 installations of a variety of solar technologies annually
  • increase the opportunities for residents and businesses to save money and reduce their environmental footprint
  • continue to administer the program on a cost neutral basis for the municipality

The new program will offer property owners the three solar technology options: Solar Photovoltaic, Solar Air and Solar Thermal (Hot Water).

Types of Solar Projects


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This project was carried out with assistance from the Green Municipal Fund, a Fund financed by the Government of Canada and administered by the Federation of Canadian Municipalities. Notwithstanding this support, the views expressed are the personal views of the authors, and the Federation of Canadian Municipalities and the Government of Canada accept no responsibility for them.


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PO Box 1749, Halifax, NS, B3J 3A5