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Solar City 2.0

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Our currently installed systems produce over a GWh of energy each year.

That's over 1 billion watt hours worth $163,000 at the current rate.

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Design, Supply, Install, Maintain.
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Watts Up Solar LTD is Nova Scotia’s leading supplier of residential and commercial photovoltaic (PV) solar solutions. We don’t install heat pumps and we don’t sell solar thermal systems. Our team specializes strictly in the design and implementation of PV systems that maximize production and shorten the return on your investment. This means sourcing only cutting edge solar technologies that boast the best performance specs and the most durable warranties. We have helped hundreds of families in Nova Scotia reap the rewards of a solar system on their home or business by either eliminating or significantly reducing their power bills. Let us help you do the same.

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A PV system can reduce or eliminate your power bill

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These graphs factor in the new SolarHomes Rebate from Efficiency Nova Scotia! At a $0.85/watt cashback up to $8,500.00 this rebate reduces the ROI on most systems in NS by about 4 years and will account for approximately 33% of the cost. For a more detailed savings analysis please check out our quote tool at quote.wattsupsolar.ca

What you can expect to save 💵

The graphs shown are based on a 7.1 kW solar system consisting of 20 Solaria 355 watt panels paired with Enphase iQ7+ micro inverters (currently priced at $16,390 installation and HST included) a 2.9% annual NSP escalation rate and 0.5% annual degradation rate.

The ENS SolarHomes rebate drastically reduces the payback period
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Understanding the value of power 💡

The price of power won't stay the same. Factoring an increase in the cost of power is the only accurate way to predict your ROI. For this graph 2.9% per year was used which is historically accurate and also the rate used by Halifax's Solar City program.
Over the last ten years NSP have raised their rates by an average of 2.9% annually. They even raised their rates by as much as 11.05% in 2012.
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Net Metering means no batteries!

Net Metering allows you to be net zero without batteries. Store your energy in the grid - draw it when you need it and get a credit for it if you produce a surplus.

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The Brass Tacks

The new SolarHomes Rebate from Efficiency Nova Scotia has made a big difference to our pricing! Pricing below includes the Rebate amount at $0.85/watt DC. Keep in mind that the maximum rebate amount is $8,500.00.

330W LG Panel + IQ7 Micro Inverter Our competition matcher

$445.5

Per 330W WITH REBATE
  • Panel
  • Enphase IQ7 Micro Inverter
  • Racking
  • All associated electrical hardware
  • 25 Year Warranty

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    400W LG Panel + IQ7+ Micro Inverter High wattage 72 cell panels

    $540

    Per 400W WITH REBATE
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    • Enphase IQ7+ Micro Inverter
    • Racking
    • All associated electrical hardware
    • 25 Year Warranty

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      Professional Flat Rate Installation

      $3,000 Includes: Permits, Inspections, Applications, Electrical, In a word "everything"

      Don't get stuck paying more for an inferior product.

      Find out why we only install Enphase Micro Inverters

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      It all starts with a proposal

      Once we’ve designed your system and submitted your application, it’s just a matter of 1 to 2 weeks before we’ll be installing your solar system. Get ready for savings.

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      Why choose us?

      We’ve been specializing in photovoltaics for years. We don’t mess around with hot water systems, we stick to what we know works best.

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      Calvin McKay
      Calvin McKay
      01:04 23 Jul 19
      When I decided to go solar, I spoke to a neighbor who already had a system up and running and was very happy with the company who had installed it. That company was Watts Up Solar Ltd. When I contacted them, they responded almost immediately. They are knowledgeable, efficient and great people to deal with. They take care of everything. I really just signed the paperwork! We had to wait a little longer than we thought for installation but that was because of the miserable spring weather we had and the fact that this company is very busy. They are very busy because they are very good. I recommend them to anyone who is thinking of going solar.
      Paul Landry
      Paul Landry
      12:29 17 Jul 19
      Mike and the Watts Up Solar Team are all great to work with, very knowledgeable & efficient at what they do. It took a little while to get through all the paperwork but Mike was there every step of the way, making the process seamless. They definitely made the whole process easy. I didn't have to worry about anything. Watts Up Solar Panels are now on the roof and making energy. Best experience ever!!!
      BNJ gnomesofnovascotia
      BNJ gnomesofnovascotia
      17:32 21 Jun 19
      We are very happy with the solar panels and the service we got from Michael and his team. Everyone on the team was professional and very great at their jobs. The system has been up and running for almost two months now and we have generated over 2 MW of power even with all the rainy days. There are so many pros to adding solar that we do not know why everyone with a south facing roof does not do so. The only room for improvement would be the lack of a clear schedule and even that is understandable given the weather and dependence on approvals. We really could not be happier.
      Jayden Jaymes
      Jayden Jaymes
      21:06 25 Apr 19
      Amazing service. I’m really impressed with the quality of service.
      Neil Balcom
      Neil Balcom
      22:51 19 Apr 19
      Best Solar company in Nova Scotia! Contact me about solar and why you should choose WattsupSolar.
      Siegmar Doelle
      Siegmar Doelle
      18:51 30 Jan 19
      We are very pleased with our solar panels, the installation was very easy, WattsupSolar did a good job with the installation and took care of any issues that arose. Thank you for your help and good work.
      Scott Fisher
      Scott Fisher
      16:45 09 Dec 18
      Easy to deal with and creative in finding a solution to work with our restrictions. Great experience from start to finish.
      Jennifer Gresham Deans
      Jennifer Gresham Deans
      00:17 25 Sep 18
      After getting three different quotes, we were most impressed my Mike. He was the only one to suggest that we put solar panels on our back flat roof as well as the side of our small upper roof. We almost doubled our production! I recommend Wattsup Solar to friends and family alike! Sign on with confidence! Thanks for everything Mike!
      Shakin Bake
      Shakin Bake
      23:05 24 Sep 18
      Professional, Positive experience from start to finish. The WattsUpSolar team professionally installed 20.8 KW DC Home rooftop solar array 2 months ago . Positive Solar production resulting in projected savings that Mike and Tom proposed. 1st net meter billing results came back with a $200+ credit after paying the net meter charge ($287). ROI for Solar is 10-12 years maybe shorter with rebates and lots of sunshine 🌞. WattsUpSolar has an exceptionally informative, intuitive web site. I had many questions and Mike and Tom always had a solution. LG Panels and Enphase micro inverters are high quality products with Industry best 25 yr warranty. Highly recommend this company to anyone interested in PV Solar. M. Baker
      Joe Thompson
      Joe Thompson
      13:44 26 Aug 18
      When we reached out to 5 different contractors for quotes we didn't expect to see such a staggering difference in designs and pricing. Wattsup Solar came in with a great plan and price to match. I told my friend to try different contractors as well, but you can probably guess who was the best bang for your buck (Wattsup Solar!). Good communication, very knowledgeable, and implemented flawlessly. My concerns around how our house looked with Solar Panels was quickly dismissed once I saw them installed. Thank you Whattsup Solar!
      Joe Flemming
      Joe Flemming
      13:13 15 Jul 18
      With a 140 year old house, we were delighted when Wattsup Solar advised us that we could preserve the historic character by installing the system on our garage as an alternative. They were knowledgeable, courteous and above all, truthful. The folks doing the installs and tradework are solid, confident and efficient. They handled everything with the Solar City Program. All we needed to do, was decide to go Solar. They took it from there. Great competitive pricing too. All round great experience.
      Kenneth Pierre
      Kenneth Pierre
      16:37 11 Jul 18
      Micheal is very knowledgeable and his staff very friendly and efficient. We are very happy with our decision to contract WattsUpSolar for our solar panel installation.
      Darlene Thompson
      Darlene Thompson
      13:44 06 Jun 18
      I haven't yet gotten the work done but these guys are great with customer service and suggesting solutions. VERY happy with them so far!
      Linda Smardon
      Linda Smardon
      16:12 04 Oct 17
      After a in depth phone conversation we determined that the solar system was not the correct avenue for our home. We spent time talking about my house, looking at my roof using google maps and discussing the size and orientation and natural shading. Then I was given a pretty good idea of the potential cost and the return on my investment. When it was clear that it was not an ideal option, I received a suggestion for immediate savings. I will look at other alternatives but recommend anyone thinking about this option to WattsupSolar.
      Tracy MacDonald
      Tracy MacDonald
      16:39 25 Jun 17
      We had a Great experience, Michael and his team answered all our questions and we had a lot. There website is very informative and helped us with our decision as we investigated a variety of contractors. The install was very professional and friendly. A pleasure to work with and made us confident about our decision to go with them for the installation. Its a real pleasure to watch the power being generated by the solar panels online.
      Stanley North
      Stanley North
      17:42 19 Jun 17
      I had an excellent experience dealing with Wattsup solar. They were very knowledge both on the information before quote, and on the installation process itself. Wattsup Solar are also very familiar with the Halifax Solar City program and will guide you through it with ease. not only was their pricing very competitive, but they will happy explain the entire process to you before any kind of commitment (i know we emailed back and forth for months before i pulled the pin). When their crew came to site to install, they knocked on the door to let me know they were there, and came to tell me when they were done and what the next step would be. When they left my house they ensured everything was cleaned up and i was satisfied. Overall they were brilliant, i give them 7 stars out of 5!
      Steven Beaulieu
      Steven Beaulieu
      17:55 15 Nov 16
      Excellent experience! Mike, Sharron, Tom of the Watts Up team installed 20 panels for us and now the meter is chugging along in the astern direction - a nice change. We had a big challenge with the configuration of our system due to the height of the structure. Mike came well prepared for the challenge. Fantastic effort and fantastic results. Mike was prompt to answer any questions and guide me throughout the entire process. Only downside was then time of year when we installed - fall approaching the winter solstice. Thanks Wattsup Solar for the excellent experience.
      Frank Davis
      Frank Davis
      22:18 30 Oct 16
      Watts up solar did a really great job analyzing our power bill and matching it to a solar system that is wiping out our monthly power bill. They obtained all the legal approvals and had the system quickly installed. We're really happy with their work.
      Bob Richards
      Bob Richards
      11:13 27 Oct 16
      Mike and his crew installed 20 x 285W panels with 20 x 250W micro inverters on my Garage in August of this year (2016). Mike and his crew were great to work with, showed up when they were scheduled to and did the work in a neat and timely fashion. I am asked about my system regularly, and I am always quick to recommend Watts Up. Nova Scotia Power put in my new "Net Metering" digital meter effective September 1 and as of October 18 I have just received my first power bill. The Bad news was that NS Power charges for the digital meter change to the tune of $264.21 (taxes in), and that was on my bill 🙁 The good news was that instead of a charge of $165 for power I received a credit of 157kWh ($23.24 Credit). I realize that my Solar power production will likely go way down over the winter, but I am still looking forward to the reduction in my bills. It isn't often that you get to save both the planet and some money... Also I just found out that NS power will be increasing their rates by 3% in each of the next 3 years.. so already my investment is showing a better return than first planned.
      Steve Macfarlane
      Steve Macfarlane
      14:54 10 Mar 16
      Great bunch of installers. Installed 21 panels in one day even if the weather wasn't nice . Can't explain how I feel when I see my power move in reverse. Had a couple issues but Michael (owner) took care of them ASAP. Now to get the sun gods to start lowering my power bill and make me some money A++ to work and deal with.
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      Ian Tay Landry
      Ian Tay Landry
      2018-09-26T18:57:36+0000
      Very nice people who provide great service - can’t wait to get my system installed!!
      Jennifer Gresham Deans
      Jennifer Gresham Deans
      2018-09-25T00:21:56+0000
      This is such a fantastic company! After getting three quotes, Mike was the only one to suggest we put panels on our flat roof, as well as the pitched main roof. We almost doubled the production for our small house! I recommend Wattsup Solar to anyone who will listen! Thanks Mike!
      R Margaret CB
      R Margaret CB
      2018-09-03T02:05:10+0000
      We contacted every solar power provider in the book and Wattsup were the first to reply and the most thorough when they came to inspect our site. The decision to work with them was easy. The installation took place ahead of schedule and all the staff involved were efficient and terrific. Really happy we decided to go solar, and extremely happy we chose to work with Wattsup.
      Greg Coldwell
      Greg Coldwell
      2018-08-23T12:35:18+0000
      Very happy with the job Mike and his crew did. Efficient and easy to deal with, the job as completed before the initial quoted deadline. We would recommend them to anyone considering installing solar panels. Its exciting when you see your power meter turn backwards for the first time!
      Joe Flemming
      Joe Flemming
      2018-07-15T13:09:39+0000
      With a 140 year old house, we were delighted when Wattsup Solar advised us that we could preserve the historic character of our home by installing the system on our garage as an alternative. They were knowledgeable, courteous and above all, truthful. The folks doing the installs and tradework are solid, confident and efficient. They handled everything with the Solar City Program. All we needed to do, was decide to go Solar. They took it from there. Great competitive pricing too. All round great experience.
      Judy Lyle
      Judy Lyle
      2018-07-03T15:52:39+0000
      Wonderful and efficient company. Very pleased. Highly recommend!!
      Gayle Eckleberry
      Gayle Eckleberry
      2018-05-19T16:34:23+0000
      Ian Fraser
      Ian Fraser
      2018-04-18T23:01:40+0000
      I did a fair amount of research before committing to a solar power company. I asked a lot of questions and the company that responded the most quickly, with reasonable answers, no matter how many times I asked the same question or needed further explanation was WattsupSolar. The installation went just as well. They did all the paperwork for me to enter into an agreement with NSP. They showed up when they said they were going to and did the work efficiently. But the best part is getting the power bill after installing the panels. The first one didn't tell me the true picture because it was partly from a period without panels and partly with, plus it had a charge for the bidirectional meter. The second one I just received covered the period February 15 to April 15 and was a grand total of $24.00. I anticipate by the end of the first year of operation I will cover 100% of my power consumption. I would, and have, recommended this company to anyone who wants to join the solar powered community. In my opinion you can't go wrong with WattupSolar.
      Lizz Reader
      Lizz Reader
      2017-05-20T10:41:14+0000
      I would recommend these guys to anyone and everyone! They explained everything, answered all my questions and did a phenomenal job! Thanks guys 🙂
      Bob Richards
      Bob Richards
      2017-04-18T10:07:36+0000
      Had my system in place for 8 Months now... 5 kW of panels have produced 3.33 mW/h so far.. and that is over the Winter!

      Anatomy of a PV system

      Via the photoelectric effect a PV (photovoltaic) solar panel can transpose sunlight into DC electricity.
      The Micro Inverter transposes the DC electricity produced by the solar panels into AC electricity which can be used in your home.
      The trunk cable carries the AC energy produced by the micro inverters collectively through to the combiner box or breaker panel.
      The combiner box is used to connect the PV strings together before going to an AC disconnect.
      The AC Disconnect is required as an exterior shut-off for the solar system and is located next to the combiner box.
      Your Monitoring System keeps track of the production performance of each panel/micro inverter combination in your system. You can login to your WattsupSolar client portal to view your system's performance.

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