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Reflective ground covers boost solar energy production

Researchers in Canada are testing the use of reflective surfaces to boost electricity production in bifacial solar panels.

Hitachi Energy to invest more than $100 million to manufacture transformers in Canada

To help meet the demand for transformers, the Government of Quebec is helping with funding of a testing facility as well as an engineering and design center.

Heliene inks 2 GW U.S.-made solar panel supply deal

Excelsior Energy Capital will purchase modules primarily produced at the company’s Minnesota factory.

Quebec announces 300 MW solar tender

The government of the Canadian province of Quebec aims to deploy 300 MW of solar through tenders under utility Hydro-Quebec, in a bid to diversify the supply of renewables.

Polar Racking fixed-tilt mount supports 38 MW solar project in Canada

Concord Green Energy selected the mounting provider for its fixed-tilt solar mounts.

Vehicle-integrated photovoltaics for electric ground transport

Canadian custom module manufacturer Capsolar developed a vehicle integrated PV system (VIPV) for an electric material towing application, reportedly enabling 30% to 40% range increase per battery charge.

Solar simulator for perovskite-silicon tandem PV cells, modules

A new measurment and solar simulator instrument designed for perovskite-silicon tandem cells and encapsulated mini-modules is the latest product from a collaboration between Canadian solar simulator supplier G2V Optics and U.S.-based measurement instrumentation company Sinton Instruments.

Alberta lifts moratorium on renewable energy projects

The government of the Canadian province of Alberta has announced plans to ban new renewables projects on high-quality agricultural land and within a 35 km radius of areas with pristine views, following a nearly seven-month pause on approvals for such installations.

Fully printable flexible perovskite solar cell achieves 17.6% efficiency

Developed by scientists in Canada, the 0.049 cm2 solar cell was built in ambient air fabricationand with a reactant known as phenyltrimethylammonium chloride (PTACl). It achieved an open-circuit voltage of 0.95 V, a short-circuit current density of 23 mA cm−2, and a fill factor of 80%.

Nova Scotia launches heat pump initiative

Partnering with Canada’s Oil to Heat Pump Affordability program will enable LMI households to receive funding to cover the full cost of switching to a heat pump.

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