Monday, February 28, 2011

Solar Outlook in Ontario

Right on time - here's one indication of the hand wringing going on in Ontario on uncertainty over the dependability of being gifted subsidies.
Ontario regulatory uncertainty clouds solar power market, report - POWER-GEN WorldWide

The latest IESO 18-Month Outlook predicts a winter peak of 22,391MW, and a summer peak of 23,574. The additional summer generation requirement, 1,183MW, could come from solar, as the summer peak time is in the middle of the afternoon. The first 22,391MW, for winter peak, must come from other sources, as winter peak is in the evening.

The linked article notes "2,450 MW of existing solar contracts." That's twice as much as a sane policy would dictate.

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