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.

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Nova Scotia Government

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.

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.

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

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

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.

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.

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.

$40,000

Maximum

$5,000

Minimum

10 years, interest-free

Repayment term

Unsecured personal loan on approved credit

Loan type

**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**

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