The next Open House for the Solar City Program will be held on January 29th at 6 pm at the Canada Games Centre - 26 Thomas Raddall Drive in Halifax. If you're interested, please RSVP by sending us an e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org, with the total number of people who will be attending. View the presentation that is delivered at the Open Houses.
These open houses are a great chance to hear what you can expect from the Solar City Program and have your questions answered by HRM Staff and Thermo Dynamics (our solar contractor). There will be a 15-20 minute presentation outlining the program followed by a Q&A. Thermo Dynamics will also have some of their equipment and their staff to answer any detailed technical questions one-on-one after the presentation.
Solar City is a pilot program that offers homeowners an innovative water heating option that can be financed through a new solar collector account with the Halifax Regional Municipality. Check out the 5 easy steps to getting your solar water system then register for the program.
The program offers:
Is solar right for your home?
Get an idea of your home's solar potential with our new Solar Map of the Halifax region. The Solar Map is an early starting point. If you're interested in solar, you should register for the Solar City Program and get a free solar site assessment that is specific to your home.
On March 1st, 2014, the Solar City Program hosted the Solar Fiesta to celebrate our 1st year anniversary and were joined by the Honourable Andrew Younger (Energy Minister) and Deputy Mayor Darren Fisher, as well as more than 400 enthusiastic attendees! We also formally re-opened program registration for the first time and had a lot of solar interest with more than 1,000 new registrations. Please have a look at our Solar Fiesta presentation, which includes a lot of good information and photos of various types of solar water heater installations.
There are Five Easy Steps to participating in the Solar City Program.
The first step is signing up for a free site assessment to see if Solar City is right for you. This is a first come, first serve application process. Depending on where you are in the queue, your free solar site assessment should be within the next few months. You will be contacted to arrange a date and time for one of our assessors to visit your home.
Have questions? We've tried to address the ones we get most often in our Frequently Asked Questions section.
Halifax Regional Council approved the program on December 11th, 2012. The $8.3 million Solar City Program is using an innovative financing and delivery mechanism allowing the municipality to provide turn-key installations for up to a 1,000 solar water heating systems to homeowners. Learn more about this innovative program on these web pages.
By February 2014, 241 homes had participated in the Solar City Program; by comparison, in 2012, just 52 homes in the Halifax region had solar systems installed. As of mid-January, over 1,000 homes had a free solar assessment.
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