Sunny skies for large-scale solar projects in Alberta

The province’s solar power capacity is showing signs of growth, especially when it comes to utility-scale projects.
Evan Wilson, a senior director at the newly formed Canadian Renewable Energy Association, credits a combination of falling prices, ample resources and new UCP policies for a projected explosion of large-scale solar projects in Alberta.
“It’s a very exciting time for our sector,” Wilson said.
In 2018, less than 0.1 per cent of Alberta’s electricity was generated by solar, according to the Canada Energy Regulator, compared to 43 per cent generated by coal and 49 per cent by natural gas.  
But that balance is shifting. 

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