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Old Posted May 29, 2019, 4:08 PM
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Originally Posted by CityTech View Post
We're just too far north for large scale solar power plants. Wind is much more effective--Ontario makes good use of wind backed up by hydroelectric and gas.
All of Alberta is significantly north of Southern Ontario and even the NCR, and yet Solar is our fastest growing energy market. The Calgary metropolitan area alone is set to add another 175 megawatts of solar over the next year or two. I believe the province itself is to add around a gigawatt of solar by 2022. All while being colder on average than most of Southern Ontario, a bit warmer than the NCR, and Calgary (in the relatively far south) being over 750 km further north than Ottawa. So, being "too far north" isn't really a problem.
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