Solar Market Outlook in Canada
The forecast is bright for the future of the solar energy sector in Canada. In particular, the year 2020 was a promising one for the Canadian solar energy market and it has built a solid foundation for more solar growth in 2021.
The Canadian Renewable Energy Association released a statement citing that the renewable energy market in Canada – not just solar – saw significant expansion in 2020 and it is looking to build on that momentum for 2021 moving forward. This was impressive considering the challenges that faced them in 2020 given the pandemic. For 2020, the total solar capacity reached 2,000 MW, giving Canada sufficient energy storage.
The consistent growth in the solar market is fueled by the increased corporate demand and the policies put in place by the government. Even with the disruptions of 2020, Canada was able to generate 70 MW of solar PV capacity. The three levels of government in Canada will work together to reduce carbon emissions and to facilitate growth in solar PV capacity.
Wind and solar combine to form the largest share in Canada’s renewable energy sector in terms of power generation.
Solar Energy Equipment Supply Capacity in Canada
Canada is one of the leaders in the manufacture of solar equipment. However, there are more available global and online suppliers to cope with the demand for solar components and accessories.
Top Major Seaports & Logistics in Canada
There are more than 500 seaport facilities in Canada. However, the major seaports serving trade and logistics activity include
- Port of Vancouver,
- Port of Halifax,
- Port of Montreal,
- Port of Prince Rupert,
- Port of St. John.
What is a Mobile Inverter?
Mobile inverters are like regular inverters. They convert direct current into AC for domestic use. All the household appliances work on AC but the power generated from the Solar Panels is DC. To convert this power to AC Solar inverters or Mobile inverters are used.
The primary application is to convert current but Mobile Inverters have a secondary application. This is the mobility of the inverters to work in remote locations. One inverter can be used with different types of batteries. Inverter can be removed from the battery and installed into different circuits.
Where are Mobile Inverters used?
Mobile Inverters are used in Solar Power production. Installed with the Panels to convert the DC stored power into AC. These inverters can be used for high and low voltages. With Solar Panels installation is done with each panel individually.
Types of Mobile Inverters
Mobile inverters come in two configurations. High frequency Solar inverters and Low frequency Solar Inverters.
- High Frequency Inverters: These inverters are commonly used in the household for low power application.
- Low Frequency Inverters: LF mobile inverters are big in size to accommodate large transformers inside them. These inverters are used with the motors for high surge. Low frequency inverters can be used with high wattage rating appliances like ACs, refrigerators, and power tools.
How does a Mobile Inverter work?
Mobile inverters are attached to the Solar Panels to work on micro level. These inverets are attached to individual Solar Panels.The DC power is converted into AC at individual Panel level. This makes monitoring of the individual panel extremely easy.
What are some major brands of Mobile Inverters?
Enphase is making the most advanced Mobile inverters. Some other names are
- Waaree Energies.
- SMA India.