Electricity generated by the sun is the fastest-growing renewable energy source worldwide, and Canadians are beginning to embrace this sustainable energy source with open arms.
According to the Roadmap 2020: Powering Canada’s Future with Solar Electricity, CanSIA (Canadian Solar Industries Association) explains the rapid growth of electricity generated by the sun in Canada. Much of this growth derives from the Ontario solar market, which is currently leading Canada’s solar electricity sector.
Although Ontario is in the lead, other Canadian provinces are taking steps to grow and harness the solar market.
As we emerge from the current COVID-19 pandemic, there is a lot of talk about a green and just recovery.
As stated by the BC Green Caucus, “Building forward and not back means driving spend towards investments that will shape an innovative, low-carbon, sustainable, just and inclusive economy for all.”
As Canadians move away from fossil fuels and prepare for the future, what better time than the present to create future green jobs and opportunities for all through electricity generated by the sun.
The Electrical Joint Training Committee (EJTC) is continuously growing its presence in the solar electrical sector.
The EJTC is developing a highly diverse workforce creating opportunities that include all societal groups, in all walks of life for our future’s green jobs. Its latest contribution to the solar market was the installation of solar panels on its already energy-efficient electrical training centre in the Port Coquitlam area.
The installation includes:
- Canadian Solar C26K-280P PV panels,
- 280W rated AE Systems YC600 microinverters
- Rated output is 26.9kW, with an estimated annual production of 31MWh
- The system fix tilt is 35 degrees
The EJTC would like to acknowledge and thank its industry-leading partner, United Power. They donated their time, equipment, and highly trained team to install the EJTC’s new solar panels.
United Power’s knowledge, hard work, and excellent customer service and expertise are what made this project a success, contributing to a bright and sustainable future.
The EJTC promotes green, clean, sustainable, and renewable energy through extensive, thorough training to prepare a diverse workforce for these exciting and plentiful green jobs of the future.
Its next step is to add more solar installations, a fast charger, and battery storage technology for energy retention and training.
The EJTC encourages you to follow them on social media to see how they are building a diverse workforce for the future and carrying on the path of green into the renewable world.
The future is bright!