This tag is for articles about solar stuff in Nova Scotia, usually written by our members.

Corporate Member Install Delays Survey

In early October, 2021, Solar Nova Scotia conducted a survey of our corporate members to determine current wait times and impact to business for utility plan reviews and meter installs. Twelve corporate members responded to the survey. The results of the survey, presented below, indicate that wait times are currently unusually long, taking up to 3 months for plan review and 2 months for meter installs. In addition, 11 out of 12 installers indicated that plan review delays in particular are having a severely negative impact on their business.


How To Build A Solar USB Charger

This document helps you build a system to charge mobile devices via USB with energy from a solar panel. It includes a large section on how to use the RETScreen tool to analyze your power needs and turn those into battery and panel requirements. The plans were created by the Fall 2017 class of the Nova Scotia Community College Introduction to Renewable Energy program.

Designs posted by Solar Nova Scotia are done so without liability of Solar Nova Scotia or the authors.


2014 Solar Nova Scotia Revitilization Report

In 2014, several Saint Mary's University Business students did a study on the needs of Solar Nova Scotia members and potential members.

This objective was addressed by gathering, consolidating and presenting input from members and interested parties, then gathering ideas and gaining commitments to action. These were achieved by using a digital survey followed by an in person presentation and workshop.

Click here to view or download the report PDF