The Nova Scotia Government announced a new solar energy program aimed at helping people save money on energy bills.
Details were released Monday on the new SolarHomes program which will give homeowners a $1 per watt rebate.
"By adding solar to their homes, Nova Scotian families can cut their energy bills today, while having more energy choices and more control over their energy future," said Minister of the Public Service Commission Tony Ince. "Our province continues to be a national leader in fighting climate change, and this new program will build on our successes for the economic and environmental benefit of all Nova Scotians."
The average rebate will be about $7,000 and the maximum rebate will be $10,000.
According to the province, the program could help homeowners save about $1,300 per year.