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Canada installed 70 MW of PV in 2020

The country’s cumulative installed solar capacity surpassed 3 GW at the end of December, according to new statistics from the Canadian Renewable Energy Association.

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Canada launches RFP to buy new clean electricity

The RFP covers government buildings in the province of Alberta.

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Canada Infrastructure Bank unveils plan for 250 MW/1,000 MWh storage project

The Canada Infrastructure Bank (CIB) and Oneida Energy Storage LP, a joint venture between NRStor and Six Nations of the Grand River Development Corp., have signed a memorandum of understanding for the Oneida Energy Storage project in Ontario.

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New tool calculates solar potential of any location in Canada

A newly developed digital platform calculates the expected energy generation in kilowatt-hours for grid-connected PV arrays without storage, under standard testing conditions.

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Canada joins hydrogen race with dedicated strategy

The new hydrogen plans of the Canadian government will be supported by a US$1.7 billion fund for low-carbon and zero-emission fuels.

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Underground hydrogen storage in Canada

A new study has assessed the geological feasibility of large-scale seasonal underground hydrogen storage in Canada and has found that the Western Canada Sedimentary Basin and southern Ontario are the most suitable areas for the technology.

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Solar PPA for 39 MW in Canada

The Royal Bank of Canada has agreed to buy 80,000 MWh per year from two solar parks now under construction in the province of Alberta. They will begin supplying power in April 2021.

Quebec as a big battery for the northeastern US

Researchers at MIT say the immense hydropower resources of the Canadian province could be used as storage to even out the supply of intermittent renewables generation in New England and New York state.

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Canada’s Nova Scotia wants solar-plus-storage on brownfield sites

The province’s Alternative Energy Resource Authority is seeking proposals for three utility scale PV projects ranging in generation capacity from 800 kW to 4 MW. Two of them should be coupled with large scale batteries with a total storage capacity of up to 2.4 MWh.

Merchant solar becoming real in Canada

German EPC contractor GP Joule is set to begin construction of a 25.4 MW solar plant to sell power on the spot market as part of a diversified plant portfolio. The facility, in the province of Alberta, will expand the increasing list of unsubsidized projects announced in the region in recent months.

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