It is not difficult to see the benefits of "green. Solar panels have covered a chimney, but there are still some problems in determining whether solar energy is economically viable for a long time
Terms for powering the Canadian community.
A recent report of the Canadian Solar Industry Association (CanSIA)
In Ottawa, Solar Vision 2025 looks at the problem based on scenarios of various commercial use technologies: active adoption, medium and "not as much as we would like," said Canadian President Elizabeth McDonald.
McDonald pointed out that the growth of solar energy in Canada over the next decade will depend on a large number of variables, from financial support to technical costs and infrastructure needs.
"If all goes well, solar power may account for the new power supply generated over the next 20 years.
"The key is to make everything go smoothly.
"The biggest problem is getting people in," she said . ". "Everyone —
Including the government
Don't know anything about future energy.
We are the energy company.
Rich for a long time.
But we have to pay for it. Our Health.
"This is because electricity demand in Canada has traditionally been met by burning coal and other polluting fossil fuels, at least to some extent.
But it's not easy to switch to other sources of energy.
On the one hand, Canada is not prepared for the widespread adoption of solar energy as other jurisdictions do
Not only because in the north, there is less and less sunshine in the winter months.
She pointed out that this is also because the energy costs here are relatively low compared to other countries, and sosolar is a more expensive option for Canada.
In particular, the lack of government policy support meant that solar power was forced to compete with the heavily subsidized fossil fuel industry.
According to Canada's report, in 2009, renewable energy received $1 in government support for every $5 to $6 given conventional energy globally.
In Canada, McDonald said, there must be some issues that need to be addressed at the federal, provincial and municipal levels to help drive the widespread use of solar energy.
"Canada seems to be lagging behind in getting all the parties to work together.
It's considered a battle with oil and gas. but it’s not.
Solar absorption does not replace Alberta as the country's largest supplier of oil and gas.
"The real problem is that the demand for oil and gas will soon exceed [supplies]
We have done it, so we need to protect and find alternatives before we run out . " She said.
The problem, she added, is that each region of the country has a different dialogue on solar technology, rather than a unified policy and approach to use.
In Quebec, for example, Hydro-Quebec plays a very important role.
Everyone needs to work together to determine the right mix of energy supplies in the future.
She praised the health of the Ontario Electric Power Authority (feed-in tariff)
The focus of the project is to encourage and support the adoption of alternative energy sources. "B. C.
Clean energy has also been introduced [program];
Alberta and SA are particularly interested in agricultural communities.
"Calculated at digital cost: solar power from Canada12, a home that can be powered by 800-Enbridge's solar farm in Sarnia, Ontario.
The largest photovoltaic solar power plant in the world.
Canada's second largest commercial solar farm is scheduled to begin operations in 2016.
Private farms owned by Samsung will be located in Ontario.
15%-percentage of solar power generation in Germany.
China is the global leader in solar power generation, and 2020 of solar energy is expected to meet the country's electricity demand.
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Atul Mahajan, President and CEO of OfOshawa power and utilities
It is agreed that the transition to renewable energy requires the commitment and resources of the government to reach where it is needed.
"Green is at the heart of what we want to do as a society.
But it also means inconvenience and cost.
"The solar industry has its work to do," he added.
"Solar energy is happening all over the world, but you have to take it where you need it.
This requires investment in infrastructure, including solar power plants that take up a lot of space, and additional power grids that provide electricity to places where people live and work.
He estimated 10 megawatts (MW)
Solar farms can serve 2,500 to 3,000 households.
However, it also requires four to five acres of land per megawatt.
"Imagine that you need to produce an area of 10 MW;
This is a lot of land.
However, ask Mahajan if it is feasible, he said: "It is absolutely feasible.
Now solar energy is not cost competitive.
But the price of solar power and the cost of equipment and installation are falling.
There are already some places in the world where the cost of solar energy is almost equal to that of other forms of electricity.
"In Canada, we are fortunate enough to have water and electricity, which really makes it difficult for us to compete now," he added . ".
"But as an industry, we have to include renewable energy.
Andrew Kinross, energy director at Boston navigation Consulting, said the price of solar energy will be realistic for the next 10 to 15 years.
"Not long ago, the capital cost of large enterprises --
The scale of the 10 MW solar power plant is $7 per watt.
It's $3 now. 50 per watt.
As you can imagine, we can get $2 or even $1 per watt, which will translate to 10 cents per kilowatt. hour," he says.
"The cost of $2 or $1 per watt may play a big role in [
In fact, a considerable amount of optimism can be achieved.
But he pointed out that some important technical problems need to be solved first.
Manufacturers will need to scale up and record their performance.
"In theory, we should see that the cost of new technologies will be lower in the next three to seven years.
"Potential technological innovations include thinner silicon wafer designs, higher battery efficiency, and thin film technology.
Through more streamlined approval and the process of building the plant, cost efficiency can be improved.
Kinross added that although solar energy is one of the most costly power generation technologies to develop, "On the other hand, it is the fastest technology to reduce costs.
If we persist, it will compete with traditional resources.
"The Bright Future, mahajan and others say, is bright, despite the challenges.
"Some jurisdictions in the world will receive 20 to 30 cents [
From solar energy.
We haven't arrived yet.
But if all sorts of supporters --
Owners, utilities, investors, power producers and governments-come together.
Most utilities see this as a game. changing event.
Solar will be part of the solution, not just an interesting fashion statement.
"After all, we have to remember that solar energy is a relatively immature technology," he said.
"When we can achieve economies of scale, we can deduct costs from the system.
All of this will have an impact on cost reduction.
We will surely get there slowly.
Kinross added: "One should also consider that technologies such as coal, natural gas and nuclear power are not available overnight.
"It took decades to get to where they were.
Before you know it, it will be an important part of the market share.