By the Numbers

Canada has only begun to scratch the surface of its vast and untapped wind and solar energy resources. At the end of 2022, we had nearly 15 GW of installed wind energy capacity and more than 4 GW of major solar energy, for a total of more than 19 GW of installed renewable energy capacity across Canada.

For more information on the current state of the industry, growth and forecasts, see CanREA’s most recent annual data release:

For a list of the country’s commercial scale wind energy sites plus solar energy and energy storage projects over one MW in size, see CanREA’s most recent table of project data:

Facts at a Glance  

• Overall, the wind, solar and energy storage sector grew by 10.5% this year.
• Canada now has an installed capacity of more than 19 GW of utility-scale wind and solar energy.
• Canada added more than 1.8 GW of new generation capacity in 2022, significantly larger than last year’s growth (1 GW in 2021)
• CanREA is forecasting the addition of more than 5 GW of wind and 2 GW of major solar in the short term (2023-5).
• CanREA is working hard to unlock massive opportunities for renewable energy in the coming years.

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