Around the world, solar is now the fastest growing renewable energy source. By 2050, the International Energy Agency predicts over 30% of global energy needs will be met by solar energy (IEA).
Solar Energy is harnessed in two ways: Electric and Thermal. Solar photovoltaic systems convert the energy in photons of light to electricity. Solar thermal systems transfer heat from the sun’s infrared rays to water, or to a fluid such as glycol.
Since 1976, SESA has provided comprehensive guidance regarding solar regulations, contractors, incentives and more.
Canada’s national organization for the solar industry
Leading online solar calculator, provided by the National Renewable Energy Laboratory
A simple, infographic-based guide to the micro-generation process with Fortis
Contact information, application forms, and the official Micro-gen regulation
Micro-gen steps to success for Epcor-connected customers
Interim guidelines to help industry minimize environmental impacts of large-scale solar development in Alberta