Monday, 10 June 2013 22:27
June 10, 2013 - The Canadian Solar Industries Association (CanSIA) reports more than 1000 solar industry professionals, practitioners and stakeholders gathered in Niagara Falls for the 3rd annual Solar Ontario conference and Trade Show at the end of May, with “strong participation from local and global industry leaders, key political decision-makers, and the solar community” making this event “the most influential and valuable Solar Ontario to date”.
Friday, 07 June 2013 10:47
June 7, 2013 - Today marked the official opening of Moose Creek Energy’s new 4.2MW landfill gas-to-energy plant, located at the Lafleche Environmental Inc. facility in Moose Creek, Ont. Landfill gas-to-energy generating plants turn landfill gas from decomposing waste into electricity.
Saturday, 01 June 2013 21:04
Friday, 24 May 2013 11:35
May 24, 2013 - Ontario’s Independent Electricity System Operator (IESO) says that, over the next 18 months, solar energy and demand response will have a growing and noticeable impact on the power grid, “working to reduce summer peaks and help meet the province's overall energy needs”.
Wednesday, 15 May 2013 19:36
May 15, 2013 - SMA is now taking orders for its transformerless inverters designed specifically for the North American market: Sunny Boy 3000TL-US, 4000TL-US and 5000TL-US. The residential inverters promise “maximum energy production, flexible design, simple installation, and advanced communication and monitoring control”. The inverter’s Secure Power Supply function makes it possible for the inverter to provide up to 1500W of daytime standby power in the event of a grid outage. The transformerless design of the new Sunny Boy promises high efficiency and reduced weight, while a “simplified” DC wiring concept allows the DC disconnect to be used as a wire raceway, saving labour and material. TL-US series includes an optional plug-n-play Webconnect data module for system monitoring and direct data transmission from Sunny Portal. Communications via ZigBee is also available, laying the groundwork for integration with future home energy management systems.
Wednesday, 15 May 2013 15:05
May 15, 2013 - Electricity Human Resources Canada (EHRC) says a skilled workforce is needed to support the expansion of Canada’s electricity-related renewable energy industry.
Tuesday, 14 May 2013 10:03
May 14, 2013 - According to a recent survey by Navigant Research, consumer support for solar and wind energy, though still high, has fallen steadily over the last three years. Favorable impressions of solar energy fell from 77% in 2011 to 69% in 2012, the survey found, while wind energy suffered a smaller drop, from 71% to 69%.
Friday, 10 May 2013 16:17
May 10, 2013 - Innergex Renewable Energy Inc. says its partner, the Mi’gmawei Mawiomi (the Assembly of Mi’gmaq communities of Quebec), has been allocated 150MW for a wind energy project in the Gaspé Peninsula in Quebec.
Monday, 06 May 2013 08:47
May 6, 2013 - 3M Renewable Energy Division’s Wind Blade Protection Coating W4600 is a two-component polyurethane coating that promises excellent erosion protection properties to help prevent and repair leading-edge erosion on wind blades. Erosion can lead to a significant loss in annual energy production, says 3M, costing owners and operators thousands of dollars. Blade repair and protection can help improve annual energy production, reduce downtime and protect blade integrity. The coating is designed for application in OEM facilities, and can be applied via brush or casting.
Monday, 06 May 2013 07:17