About Solar Energy
Solar energy can be used to produce electricity (solar photovoltaic technology) and produce heat (solar thermal technology).
Photovoltaic technology can be applied to residential, commercial, industrial and institutional locations and used to build solar farms. These applications can be connected to the electrical grid or not connected to the electrical grid. They can be mounted on the ground or on roof tops.
Solar thermal technology can be applied to residential settings and commercial, industrial and institutional settings especially ones with a significant use of heat.
An excellent source of information about solar energy in Canada is the Canadian Solar Industry Association (CanSIA) website.
CanSIA website offers helpful information on:
- Solar Energy 101
- Market Intelligence
- Examples of employment opportunities
- News & Media
- Members Directory
Another excellent source of information about the Canadian Solar Industry is the 2009 Labour Force Survey of the Canadian Solar Industry produced by the Canadian Solar Industry Association and the Electricity Sector Council.
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