Renewables - Publications

Wind Energy

  1. Effect of Cold Climate on Wind Energy Production in Canada (2010 - 2016)
    Effect of Cold Climate on Wind Energy Production in Canada (2010 - 2016) (PDF - 1,245 KB)
  2. Stand-Alone Wind Energy Systems: A Buyer’s Guide
    Download Full Document (PDF document, 1 186,5 Ko) Natural Resources Canada Electricity Resources Branch Renewable and Electrical Energy Division CETC Number ISBN 0-662-37706-0 / 2003-01-01 This...

Solar Thermal

  1. Groundbreaking Solar-Drake Landing Solar Community: Okotoks, Alberta, Canada
    Authors: Bruce Sibbit, P.Eng, CanmetENERGY   Doug McClenahan, P.Eng, CanmetENERGY   Reda Djebbar, Ph.D., P.Eng, Member ASHRAE, CanmetENERGY...
  2. The Performance of a High Solar Fraction Seasonal Storage District Heating System – Five Years of Operation
    Authors: Bruce Sibbit, P.Eng, CanmetENERGY   Doug McClenahan, P.Eng, CanmetENERGY   Reda Djebbar, Ph.D., P.Eng, Member ASHRAE, CanmetENERGY...
  3. Survey of Active Solar Thermal Collectors, Industry and Markets in Canada (2009)
    Download Full Document (PDF document, 995,5 Ko) CanmetENERGY CETC Number CanmetENERGY_2010-08-31 / 2010-08-31 EXECUTIVE SUMMARY This report is a summary of a survey of the Canadian solar thermal...
  4. Solar Water Heating Systems - A Buyer's Guide
    Abstract Download Full Document (PDF document, 1 304,3 Ko) Prepared for Natural Resources Canada with the assistance of Michael Noble, EnerWorks, London, Ontario CETC Number ISBN:0-662-28486-0 /...
  5. Heating Your Building with Solar Energy
    Download Full Document (PDF document, 416.5 Kb) Natural Resources Canada CETC Number Inv. No.: M27-01-1360E / 2000-01-01 Solar Air Heating One of the inescapable realities of doing business in...

Solar Photovoltaic Energy

  1. Photovoltaic Technology Status and Prospects: Canadian Annual Report 2015
    Download Full Document  (PDF, 294 KB) Authors: Yves Poissant and Lisa Dignard-Bailey, Natural Resources Canada, and Patrick Bateman, Canadian Solar Industries Association (CanSIA)CETC number: 2016-...
  2. Photovoltaic Technology Status and Prospects: Canadian Annual Report 2014
    Download Full Document (PDF, 553 KB) Authors: Yves Poissant and Lisa Dignard-Bailey, Natural Resources Canada, and Patrick Bateman, Canadian Solar Industries Association (CanSIA)CETC number: 2015-...
  3. Photovoltaic Technology Status and Prospects: Canadian Annual Report 2013
    Download Full Document (PDF, 267 KB)  or access HTML version Authors: Dr. Yves Poissant and Dr. Lisa Dignard-Bailey, Natural Resources Canada, and Paul Luukkonen, Canadian Solar Industries...
  4. Photovoltaic Testing Facility at Natural Resources Canada’s CanmetENERGY Laboratory in Varennes (QC)
    Download Full Document (PDF, 586 KB) Author: Véronique Delisle, Natural Resources Canada CETC number: 2014-107 Publication date: 2014-06-26 Abstract: Natural Resources Canada’s CanmetENERGY...
  5. Photovoltaic and Solar Forecasting: State of the Art
    Download Full Document from the International Energy Agency Website (PDF, 1.5 MB) Authors: Sophie Pelland, Natural Resources Canada Jan Remund, Meteotest Jan Kleissl, University of California...
  6. Overview of Photovoltaic Solar Cell R&D Capability in Canada, 4th Edition (2009-2012)
    Download Full Document(PDF, 605 kb) or see HTML version Authors: Dr. Yves Poissant, Natural Resources Canada Dr. A.C. Vikis, Consultant CETC number: 2013-125 Publication date: 2013-10-22 Abstract...
  7. Sector Profile for Solar Photovoltaics in Canada
    Download Full Document (PDF document, 995,5 Ko) Navigant Consulting Inc. CETC Number CanmetENERGY_2012-05-08 / 2012-063 Abstract Overall, there were 289 MW of solar photovoltaic (PV) capacity...
  8. The Development of Photovoltaic Resource Maps for Canada
    Download Full Document (PDF document, 251,7 Ko) Sophie Pelland & Yves Poissant, CANMET Energy Technology Centre – Varennes Daniel W. McKenney, Kevin Lawrence, Kathy Campbell &...

Small Hydropower

  1. Small Hydro Power
    Download Full Document (PDF document, 126,9 Ko) CanmetENERGY, Ottawa CETC Number 2008-47 / 2006-08-08 Abstract Canada has tremendous potential for small hydro development with more than 5500...
  2. An Introduction to Micro-Hydro Power Systems
    Download Full Document (PDF document, 247,0 Ko) Renewable and Electrical Energy Division Natural Resources Canada CETC Number ISBN066239914 / 2005-01-01 Introduction Hydropower technology has been...
  3. Emerging Hydropower Technologies R&D in Canada - A Strategy for 2007-2011
    Download Full Document (PDF document, 2 023,6 Ko) Natural Resources Canada Hydraulic Energy Group CETC Number 2009_Hydro_01 / 2009-10-01 Executive Summary Hydropower is clean and renewable, and...
  4. Micro-Hydro Systems - A Buyer's Guide
    Download Full Document (PDF document) About this Guide Micro-hydropower systems are receiving increasing interest from homeowners and others who have property that is not served by the...

Marine Energy

  1. Assessment of Canada’s Hydrokinetic Power Potential
    Download Full Document (PDF document, 2 207,9 Ko)Canadian Hydraulics Centre National Research Council of Canada CETC Number Canmet_March_2010 / 2010-09-16Phase I Report Methodology and Data...