Ontario is home to 99% of grid-connected PV systems in Canada. The Canadian Solar Industry Association (CanSIA) predicts that by the end of 2015, Ontario will have installed 2 gigawatts (2,000 megawatts) of solar electricity, most of it at the
Unfortunately, due to abundant hydroelectricity and the lack of a provincial grid-tie policy, grid-integrated solar energy is not a viable option in Newfoundland and Labrador yet. Most solar PV applications in the province are off-grid cottage systems.
Newfoundland and Labrador Solar
Residents of Prince Edward Island pay among the highest retail electricity prices in the country, and the province relies on power purchasing agreements with other provinces. These facts, along with the decent solar score, mean Prince Edward Island would be
In a previous post, we outlined the top five factors that influence the solar energy potential of a site. These factors are latitude, cloud cover, aerosols, elevation and shading. Not surprisingly, the site with the highest solar energy potential on
For most property owners, “going solar” is a complex decision. From the brand of the solar panels to the track record of installers, from the structural impact on the roof to aesthetic considerations, there are many factors that shape the