Solar power decision and Nova Scotia Power

February 2, 2022

The Nova Scotia Association of REALTORS® (NSAR) and our 1,900 salespeople and brokers across the province, applaud the Government of Nova Scotia’s decision to protect homeowners and the solar industry in our province. Since the Nova Scotia Power announcement last week, NSAR has been advocating against the net-metering proposal. The announcement today from the province will see an end to the net-metering proposal and will implement regulations to make solar energy more accessible to all Nova Scotians.

REALTORS® have expressed serious concerns to the province and the Utility and Review Board (UARB) about the proposed System Access Charge for net-metered solar installations. This ill-conceived proposal would have decreased the value of green energy solutions and made them out-of-reach for Nova Scotian homeowners.

Solar panels add value to homes. They allow owners to reduce their carbon footprint, save money on heating and electricity costs, and provide increased resale value. Nova Scotia’s Climate Change Reduction Act has committed to supply 80 per cent of Nova Scotia’s energy from renewable sources by 203. We are pleased to see the government working to protect and encourage homeowners who want to be part of our climate change solutions.

REALTORS® look forward to learning more about government solutions that keeps solar power an accessible, affordable, appropriate investment for Nova Scotians.