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Local Solar Power Group applauds Federal-Provincial Solar Rebate Program

Members of the Antigonish Community Energy Co-op are welcoming a joint federal-provincial initiative to help Nova Scotia homeowners install solar systems.
The SolarHomes program offers a rebate of up to 10-thousand dollars for solar electricity systems installed after June 25th.
ACE Communications Director Patrick Yancey says interest in solar remains high and this program will help.
The federal government is providing 14-million dollars a year over four years to the program from its low carbon economy fund.  The province has committed three million annually, also over four years.
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Demand remains high for local Solar Power Program

An Antigonish-based solar power initiative is moving into its second round of installations.  Antigonish Community Energy Co-op Spokesperson Sarah Armstrong says 25 homes participated in the latest group buy, from right across the province.  The co-op is coordinating 24 installations, one homeowner is doing their own set up.
Armstrong says several factors are motivating the homeowners to go solar.
Armstrong says interest in solar remains high.  The cutoff for the next group buy will be in September.  Armstrong is optimistic it will attract some institutional customers as a result of  the province’s Solar Electricity for Community Buildings Program announced in the spring.
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Antigonish adopts program to make it easier for Solar Power users to recoup their investment

Results from Monday evenings town council meeting has local renewable energy enthusiasts excited. A net metering program is being setup in the town, which will help people recover from the upfront cost of solar panels.

David Morgan is the President of the Board of Directors for Antigonish Community Energy Co-op. Monday’s news of net metering in the town means that people who house solar panels will have an easier time making their money back:

 

Morgan says more exciting news regarding accessibility toward renewable energy will be coming up at the AGM for ACE. That is planned to take place in mid May