Why prairie Canada is primed for solar growth

Developing solar energy capacity within the prairie provinces of Canada is critical in helping accelerate adoption, increase national solar capacity, and achieving the goals of the Paris climate accord.


In recent months, solar power and other renewable energy projects have been picking up steam within the Western Canadian provinces.

Consider Alberta.

In late December 2017, reports indicated that the province would have the most extensive Western Canadian solar plant. At the cost of $30 million, the Brooks, Alberta solar farm, has 50,000 panels, and powers 3,000 homes with clean electricity.

This, solar project and many others in the region prove that Alberta is moving away from fossil fuels and towards renewable energy. Part of this shift is attributed to the declining prices for renewables.

But lets consider the facts.

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