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Can Halifax be Canada's "Solar city"? 

Plan would have city pay upfront costs of solar water heating systems.

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Halifax can become “Canada’s solar city,” says Richard MacLellan, the city’s manager of sustainability. MacLellan has brought forward a bold plan: the city will not only pay all the upfront costs for homeowners to install solar water systems, but will also figure out all the bureaucratic hassles, arrange government rebates and negotiate with the contractors who install the systems.

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