Solar in Canada

Solar Installed Capacity2.24GW

PV power capacity in Canada grew at an annual rate of 25 % between 1994 and 2008. In recent years this growth was 98 % in 2011, 48 % in 2012, 54 % in 2013 and 52 % in 2014 due to the Ontario incentive programs. The Province of Ontario, Canada’s most populous and second largest province, leads the country in photovoltaic (PV) investments. As of September 2015, the cumulative PV installed capacity stood at 1 766 MW embedded within the distribution network and 240 MW connected directly to the transmission grid for a total of 2006 MW.