Solar

Ontario solar PV installations to surpass California

2011 will be a big year for the Ontario PV market, says ClearSky Advisors.

Paul Gipe

March 25, 2011 — If ClearSky Advisors’ forecast is correct, Ontario may become the leading market for solar PV in North America in 2011.

ClearSky Advisors forecasts that Ontario will install more than 400MW of solar PV in 2011. This would be nearly double that installed by California in 2010, presently the largest North American market for solar PV.

California has more than three times the population of Ontario, Canada.

With contracts on the books, Ontario is expected to reach 2,650MW of solar PV by 2015. For comparison, the USA has installed slightly more than 2,000MW of solar PV during the past thirty years. California has installed half of that amount.

Of the more than 30 module manufacturers ClearSky has been tracking, 17 to 24 are expected to become compliant with Ontario’s domestic content rules by the end of the year.

This article was published by Paul Gipe on www.RenewableEnergyWorld.com, Photovoltaics World’s partner publication. It is reprinted here with permission.

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