August 8, 2016 - Eaton says its Crouse-Hinds series 1500V DC combiner boxes for large-scale solar PV applications are designed to help customers lower system costs by reducing wiring requirements and installation time.
August 4, 2016 - GE Renewable Energy has introduced a North American version of its new 3MW wind turbine platform, which first debuted in Europe last November. The platform now includes a 60 Hz version of the 3.4MW machine, with rotor diameter options of 130 or 137 meters.
August 2, 2016 - Applications are currently being accepted for the $1 million Biomass Energy Support Program, ran by the Manitoba and federal governments, and which includes $500,000 in grants to help coal users transition to renewable biomass fuel. Another $500,000 is available for applied research projects in Manitoba that support the growth of the biomass industry.
July 15, 2016 - Construction of the Moose Lake Wind Project, developed by Boralex Inc. and Aeolis Wind Power Corp. is slated to kick off on July 18. The project, located 24 km north-west of Tumbler Ridge, B.C. (near Highway 29), will have four turbines with a total capacity of 15MW and will create around 40 jobs during its one-year construction phase.
July 15, 2016 - Canada’s largest commercial rooftop solar array will soon be complete, according to the City of Leduc and ENMAX. The 1.14MW system located at the Leduc Recreation Centre is approximately 25% larger than any other system in the country, ENMAX says. Installation will be complete by the start of the Alberta Summer Games—being held in Leduc next month—and generating power by July 31, 2016.
July 12, 2016 - Canada can get more than one-third of its electricity from wind energy without compromising grid reliability, says a recent integration study issued by the Canadian Wind Energy Association (CanWEA).
July 6, 2016 - With Alberta’s push to replace coal power plants with renewables and natural gas plants—and, on a larger scale, heat homes with renewables, charge electric vehicles and move to a greater distributed energy generation model—some serious challenges will need to be addressed.
June 30, 2016 - Ontario’s Independent Electricity System Operator (IESO) says it will offer 936 long-term contracts for 241.430MW of small-scale renewable generation, including solar, wind, hydroelectric and bioenergy projects. These contracts are the result of the latest procurement under the Feed-in Tariff (FIT) program, known as FIT 4.
June 28, 2016 - Last month we brought you news of Ontario’s Independent Electricity System Operator (IESO) launching the Energy Partnerships Program (EPP), designed to encourage Indigenous communities, co-operatives, municipalities and public sector entities to participate in Ontario’s energy economy. The EPP is now open and accepting applications.
June 22, 2016 - Bullfrog Power and the Lutsel K’e Dene First Nation (LKDFN) have launched a solar project that will assist the community’s transition from fossil fuels to renewable power.
June 20, 2016 - Siemens and Gamesa say they have signed binding agreements to merge Siemens’ wind power business—including wind services—with Gamesa to create a “global wind power player”.
May 30, 2016 - The Canadian Solar Industries Association (CanSIA) celebrated solar industry leaders and innovators at the annual Game Changer Awards Gala earlier this month, recognizing individuals and organizations that have helped the solar energy industry mature.
May 26, 2016 - A new report from Navigant Research, World Wind Energy Market Update 2016, examines changes that occurred in the wind energy sector during 2015 and provides forecasts for 2016-2020, as well as an outlook through 2025.
May 5, 2016 - Zero-energy buildings, which generate as much power as they consume, may be closer than we think, as a team from UNSW Australia (The University of New South Wales) says it has achieved the world’s highest efficiency using flexible solar cells that are bot non-toxic and cheap to make.
April 22, 2016 - Manitoba Hydro is launching a new program designed to help the public “harness the power of the sun”. The Power Smart Solar Energy Program offers incentives and financial support for home and business owners to adopt solar power to allow them to generate their own electricity, and sell excess energy back to Manitoba Hydro.

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