Solar Photovoltaic: Energy with a Bright Future

Solar PV is currently enjoying the most rapid growth of any renewable energy source in the world. This growth suggests that, in the years to come, this energy source will occupy an enviable position in the energy portfolios of many nations, including Canada. Furthermore, the country’s solar potential offers promising opportunities for PV integration, notably at off-grid sites that currently derive their electricity from fossil fuels.

Highlights

  • Between 2006 and 2016, solar PV registered an average annual growth rate of 50% globally.
  • In 2017, Canada reached 2,900 MW in installed solar PV capacity and ranked 14th globally amongst top PV-producing countries.
  • Annual solar PV potential in Quebec’s largest cities is comparable or superior to that of a number of top-ranked cities for PV production internationally.

Webinar

A webinar on solar photovoltaic (PV) will be presented on November 8. Click here to know all the details and to register.

Author(s) : , Sergio C. Gualteros