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We are a Nova Scotia based supplier and installer of grid tied and off grid photovoltaic (PV) solar systems. We specialize in net-metered system design, supply, installation and maintenance. Our team has been involved in over $10,000,000 worth of microFIT photovoltaic solar systems in Ontario since 2010. Now that we’ve brought our expertise out to the East coast our goal is to make solar a simple and affordable investment for Nova Scotia home owners and that’s why our main focus is on expert renewable energy/home efficiency consultation, clear and consistent pricing and financing options, and top tier solar hardware backed by third party insured 25 year warranties.
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Assumptions
The graphs shown are based on a 5.7 kW solar system (currently priced at $18,055.00 taxes included) a 3.6% annual NSP escalation rate and 0.5% annual panel degradation.

What you can expect to produce

The average system size is 5.7 kW's - 20 panels. A system of this size with good Southern exposure is expected to produce around 7,400 kWh's per year.

How much is that?

Well the average Canadian home uses 10,000 kWh's per year ($1,500), so this system would offset your power costs by 74%!

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How it works

Nova Scotia Power's Enhanced Net Metering program allows you to tie your solar system into the main power grid, using it as a battery to store your green energy.

Net Metering

NSP installs a bi-directional meter after the installation. This new meter is designed to keep track of the energy that your system puts into the grid, and the power that your home draws when your system isn't producing. Your new power bills will reflect the net amount of this exchange.

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Pricing

285W Monocrystalline panel + M250 Micro Inverter

$635

Per 285WPanel and micro inverter
  • Panel
  • Inverter
  • Racking
  • All associated electrical hardware
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    $735

    Per 315W
    • 25 Year Warranty
    • Each Can Produce 400 kWh’s per year
    • 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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      Our customers know us best.


      Find out what they think.

      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.
      I would recommend these guys to anyone and everyone! They explained everything, answered all my questions and did a phenomenal job! Thanks guys 🙂
      Lizz Reader
      Lizz Reader
      2017-05-20T10:41:14+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!
      Bob Richards
      Bob Richards
      2017-04-18T10:07:36+0000

      Anatomy of a PV system

      Via the photoelectric effect a PV (photovoltaic) solar panel can transpose sunlight into DC electricity

      enphase micro inverterThe Micro Inverter converts the DC electricity into AC so that it can be used in your home.

      Micro Inverters VS String Inverters

      The trunk cable collects the AC power from each panel in the array and carries it to your breaker panel where it is used or stored in the grid.

      racking for solar panelsRacking is used to secure the solar panels to your roof where they protect the underlying shingles.

      bi directional meterThis new meter is installed by NSP and it keeps track of what your system feeds into the grid and what your home draws out.

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