In a move aimed at bringing more renewable resources to Nova Scotia, while targeting the goal of reducing emissions, the Canadian province of Nova Scotia is investigating the viability of commercial solar power, according to a report by CBCnews.
The provincial Energy Minister Michel Samson, speaking to reporters on Thursday, Nov 24th, 2016, said that details of the findings, of a pilot project and invitations to participating groups will be available shortly.
Details of the pilot project indicate that the aim will be to test the commercial viability of solar energy in the province. Explore the cost and affordability pathways and how it fits in the current renewable energy mix in the state.
“Even without government, solar energy has been developing in this province, especially on the residential side where people have taken the initiative,” he told reporters. “Ratepayers have told us very clearly — Nova Scotians — that they want more options when it comes to energy, they want more green options, but they don’t want to pay more.”