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TitleAn evaluation of the potential of building integrated photovoltaics in Canada
 
AuthorPelland, S; Poissant, YORCID logo
SourceRediscover the power of the sun : proceedings on the 31st Annual Conference of the Solar Energy Society of Canada; 2006 p. 1-8 Open Access logo Open Access
LinksOnline - En ligne
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Year2006
Alt SeriesNatural Resources Canada, Contribution Series 20220173
PublisherSolar Energy Society of Canada (Ottawa, Canada)
Meeting31st Annual Conference of the Solar Energy Society of Canada; Montréal, QC; CA; August 20-24, 2006
Documentbook
Lang.English
MediaCD-ROM; digital; on-line
File formatpdf
ProvinceCanada; British Columbia; Alberta; Saskatchewan; Manitoba; Ontario; Quebec; New Brunswick; Nova Scotia; Prince Edward Island; Newfoundland and Labrador; Northwest Territories; Yukon; Nunavut
NTS1; 2; 3; 10; 11; 12; 13; 14; 15; 16; 20; 21; 22; 23; 24; 25; 26; 27; 28; 29; 30; 31; 32; 33; 34; 35; 36; 37; 38; 39; 40; 41; 42; 43; 44; 45; 46; 47; 48; 49; 52; 53; 54; 55; 56; 57; 58; 59; 62; 63; 64; 65; 66; 67; 68; 69; 72; 73; 74; 75; 76; 77; 78; 79; 82; 83; 84; 85; 86; 87; 88; 89; 92; 93; 94; 95; 96; 97; 98; 99; 102; 103; 104; 105; 106; 107; 114O; 114P; 115; 116; 117; 120; 340; 560
Lat/Long WENS-141.0000 -50.0000 90.0000 41.7500
SubjectsEconomics and Industry; Science and Technology; energy; electric power; Buildings; Energy efficiency
Illustrationstables; bar graphs
ProgramTechnology and Innovation Program
Released2006 08 01
AbstractThe electricity generation potential of building integrated photovoltaics (BIPV) in Canada is evaluated on a countrywide basis and for each of the provinces, as well as for a few municipalities featuring as case studies. The main goal of this project is to determine the potential of photovoltaics in Canada.
The methodology used was agreed upon by the International Energy Agency (IEA) Photovoltaic Power Systems Programme Task 7 Experts Group. The methodology was applied to Canadian data on ground floor surface areas to evaluate the electricity that can be produced by grid-connected photovoltaic systems integrated into the rooftops and façades of buildings. The electricity production estimates obtained are compared to the corresponding electricity consumption figures, for each building stock/geographical region under consideration. We also evaluate the associated greenhouse gas emissions that would be avoided if photovoltaic systems were used instead of each province's mix of electricity generation sources (thermal, nuclear, hydroelectric, etc.).
Our results illustrate a large, untapped potential for BIPV in Canada. For instance, about 46% of Canada's residential electricity needs could be supplied by BIPV systems. For the combined residential and commercial/institutional Canadian building stock, about 29% of the 246 TWh consumed annually could be supplied by PV, and an associated 23 Megatonnes of greenhouse gas emissions could be avoided.
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