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Suitability

Find out if your roof is suitable for a solar system.

  • Is it south facing?

    South is the optimal azimuth for solar panels, however, East and West facing roofs can work as well in some situations at a reduced efficiency.

  • How large is it?

    Solar panels are 40″ x 65″ and it usually takes a few to make a good impact on your power bill. A 20 panel system would require 33.3′ in width and 10.83′ in height.

  • Shading

    How many trees or buildings are obstructing the sunlight on your roof? How much do you like the trees that are obstructing the sunlight on your roof?

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Price

If you haven’t done so yet, get a proposal from us. This document will outline the size, location, cost, production and ROI of the system as well as a lot more. In this stage we design your system.


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Application

When you’re ready to pull the trigger, we just need two things.

We take care of everything
That’s the application to NS Power as well as all permits and inspections.

Your signature

You need to sign the net metering application document that we send to NSP.

Copy of your power bill

We use this to get your account and meter numbers for the application. We also need your name and address as they appear on the bill.

Live in HRM?

Get low interest financing on your solar system through the Solar City program. No credit check! Solar City 2.0

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Installation

Our install crew will have your system up and running in no time.

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Racking | We install the racking and Micro Inverters for your solar system. Electrical work is also done at this time.

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Inspection | Nova Scotia Power must inspect the racking at this time.

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Panels | Once the racking has been approved we can return to install the panels.

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Inspection | Nova Scotia Power must inspect the panels at this time.

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Approval! Now we can switch your system on and let it do its thing for the next several decades.

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Review us!
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 ๐ŸŒž. 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 ๐Ÿ™ 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 - canโ€™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 ๐Ÿ™‚
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!

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