The Development of Photovoltaic Resource Maps for Canada

  title={The Development of Photovoltaic Resource Maps for Canada},
  author={Sophie Pelland and Daniel W. McKenney and Yves Poissant and Robert Morris and Kevin Lawrence and Kathy L Campbell and Pia Papadopol},
We describe the development of new, Web-based maps of insolation and photovoltaic energy potential across Canada. The maps will be made available on the Natural Resources Canada website. They are presented for each month and summed for the entire year, for five different surface orientations: a suntracking orientation and four fixed South-facing orientations with latitude, vertical and latitude ± 15° tilts. The models used to generate the maps are based on 1974-1993 (CERES, Environment Canada… CONTINUE READING