April 16, 2019 | 11:45–12:30 pm
Growing the Residential Solar Market in Nova ScotiaWhile solar currently represents less than 1 per cent of the total energy mix in Nova Scotia, this is starting to change. Since the launch of Efficiency Nova Scotia’s SolarHomes Program in 2018, solar is growing in popularity across the province with over 400 home owners applying to install solar PV systems.
In 2018, CanSIA hired Dunsky Energy Consulting to prepare a residential solar market outlook and supply chain study projected out to 2030. Highlights of this report will be presented including:
- Residential solar potential based on system costs and performance, electricity rates, financing options, and incentive programs
- Opportunities for local economic development and job creation based on the solar supply chain
- Skills and training needs
- Further opportunities for residential solar sector in the growing areas of storage and electric vehicle (EV) charging.
About Lyle Goldberg
Lyle currently serves as CanSIA’s Policy and Regulatory Affairs Manager for Nova Scotia. This role aims to grow the solar market in Nova Scotia by collaborating with the solar industry, the three orders of government, local utilities, regulatory agencies and other key stakeholders. Lyle spent the last 15 years as a policy analyst and manager with the Union of Nova Scotia Municipalities where he was responsible for establishing effective strategies, building strong stakeholder relations, managing programs and providing strategic guidance to municipal leaders. Lyle holds a BA from Saint Francis Xavier University, an MPA from Queen’s University, and a Master of Urban and Rural Planning from the Technical University of Nova Scotia. In his spare time, Lyle enjoys fly fishing, tennis and playing guitar, dobro and banjo. He lives in Halifax with his wife and daughter.