Financing, Grants, and Rebates for Green Energy

We aim to guide you through the financial aspects of your sustainable energy journey by detailing incentives and programs available. This page is divided into Nova Scotia Government and Federal Government sections, each highlighting unique programs for various renewable technologies.

The Nova Scotia section reveals provincial grants and rebates for green energy infrastructure, offering numerous ways to save. The Federal section outlines various financing options for renewable projects, providing substantial support for green technology investments.

Nova Scotia Government

Home Energy Assessment
An Energy Advisor will find the best improvements for your home and rebates up to $10,000 in partnership with the Canada Greener Homes Grant. Perfect if you’re thinking about renovating.

Work with one of their registered solar partners and upgrade your home with a Solar Photovoltaic (PV) system. Average annual savings of $1,750.

Heating System Rebates
Don’t need an assessment? If you’ve installed a heating system in the past 180 days, you can still receive rebates to complement your monthly savings.

Heat Pump Rebates
Receive a rebate of $200 to $10,000 for eligible heat pumps.

Free Energy Efficient Products
At no cost to you, an Efficiency Partner will install free energy-efficient products in your home. Available whether you rent or own.

Keep your home comfortable and energy efficient with a no-charge energy assessment and a wide variety of free home improvement upgrades for low-income-qualified homeowners.

Federal Government


Helping you save energy and make your home more comfortable

The Canada Greener Homes Grant is being co-delivered by Natural Resources Canada (NRCan) and Efficiency Nova Scotia through the Home Energy Assessment (HEA) program. Grants are provided to eligible homeowners for recommended and eligible retrofits such as home insulation, windows and doors, heat pumps and renewable energy systems.

Grants from $125 to $5,000
To get back a portion of your costs for eligible home retrofits

Up to $600
As a maximum contribution toward the total costs of your pre-and post-retrofit EnerGuide evaluations

The Canada Greener Homes Grant is no longer accepting new applicants in all provinces. Homeowners who are already participating are encouraged to proceed in a timely manner with their retrofits and will continue to be eligible for funding and support.

Nova Scotia homeowner participating in the Energy Assessment program, please contact your provincial program for more information. The Canada Greener Homes Loan and the Oil to Heat Pump Affordability program remain open. Thank you for your interest

~ Natural Resources Canada

Need a loan for your retrofit?

The Canada Greener Homes Loan offers interest-free financing to help Canadians make their homes more energy efficient and comfortable. The loan can help you finance eligible retrofits that are recommended by an energy advisor and that have not yet been started.

IMPORTANT: You should not start any retrofit work before your loan application has been submitted. Any retrofits started before submitting your loan application are ineligible.

Loan details

Maximum: $40,000
Minimum: $5,000
Repayment term: 10 years, interest-free
Loan type: Unsecured personal loan on approved credit

A maximum of one loan is available per eligible property and homeowner.

The maximum eligible loan amount is calculated based on the retrofits selected in the application and the quotes for this work. The eligible amount is capped based on industry standards and market norms. The maximum eligible loan amount may be less than your quoted cost, in which case you will be responsible for funding any difference.

Once approved, a portion of the loan can be delivered up front to assist in paying any deposits required by your contractor. The balance of the loan will be delivered after the retrofits have been completed and verified through a post-retrofit evaluation.

Is your home heated by oil? Is your household at or below the median household after-tax income?

Canadian homeowners who answer “yes” may be eligible to receive a payment of up to $10,000, or up to $15,000 in Nova Scotia, Newfoundland and Labrador and Prince Edward Island, under the enhanced Oil to Heat Pump Affordability program to switch from oil heating to new, energy-efficient heat pumps.

The enhanced program makes it easier and more cost-effective for low-to-median households to switch from oil heating to a heat pump. It helps Canadian homeowners who are currently heating their homes with oil transition to electric heat by installing an eligible heat pump system (air source, cold climate air source, or ground source). Making the switch can help you save thousands of dollars on your heating bills every year and help reduce greenhouse gas emissions.

**Please note that this website and the organization it represents are independently operated and are not affiliated, endorsed, or sponsored by the Canada Greener Homes program. The information provided here is intended for informational purposes only and does not constitute professional advice. The purpose of this site is to promote awareness and the usage of renewable energy and solar products throughout Nova Scotia**