The Solar for Community Buildings Program enables eligible community groups and organizations to generate solar photovoltaic (PV) electricity on their roofs or properties and sell it to their utility under a 20-year contract.
In Nova Scotia, solar panels produce the most energy when facing south and tilted up at an angle around 45 degrees.
In Halifax, there are 4,383 hours of daylight (182.6 days) each year. On average it is sunny 43.1 per cent of those daylight hours.
In 2015 the global solar panel installations totaled around 65 GW.
From the late 1970s until 2016, the cost of a solar cell has decreased from $76/watt to $0.26/watt.