Is it possible to build an off-grid home in Nova Scotia?
Yes. Not only is it possible, but quite a few people already have. How cost-effective it is depends on how far your building site is from existing power lines. As a general rule, if your site is more than 800 or 900 metres from a power line, it is likely to be less expensive to install off-grid solar and/or wind power than to pay Nova Scotia Power to bring in a power line. And then you don't have power bills to pay! Contact NS Power at 1-800-428-6230 (428-6230 in Metro Halifax) to find out how much it will cost to bring power into your home then contact a local renewable energy dealer to find out the price of an off-grid system. Renewable energy dealers are listed in our Corporate Member list.