The NEB says the abundance of cheap hydroelectricity in Manitoba means solar power may never make much economic sense.
The board says provinces like Saskatchewan and Ontario are more likely to install solar panels. The NEB is releasing a study of the costs of solar compared to current electricity prices on Wednesday. The board’s website will let Canadians plug in their city’s name to find out whether solar electricity is economically friendly now or in the future.
The study looked at 20,000 communities across every province and territory, at both the capacity to produce solar based on hours of sunlight, as well as the cost.