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On March 31, 2015, after a successful two year pilot project, Halifax Regional Council approved the continuation of the Solar City Program for three years. Staff are developing the new program and registration will open before Summer 2016. Program development updates will be posted on this page. In the meantime, if you have questions or would like to be on our mailing list, please email.

The new Solar City Program will:

  • Target 450 installations, a mix of the three solar technologies, per year for a total target of 1350 installations over the three year program.
  • Increase opportunities for property owners to save money and reduce their environmental footprint while impacting growth of the local industry.
  • Continue to administer the program on a cost neutral basis to the municipality.

The Solar City Program offers property owners in Halifax an opportunity to install solar energy collectors on their property.  A Local Improvement Charge (LIC) will allow qualified property owners to finance their solar installation through the Halifax Regional Municipality using a unique Solar City account.  The LIC is currently offered as a low interest, 10 year loan that is repaid through a separate bill on the property. 

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

Types of Solar Energy Projects

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PO Box 1749, Halifax, NS, B3J 3A5