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.
Solar Traffic Signs
What is a Solar Traffic Sign?
Solar traffic signs or Solar traffic lights are signals for guidance and direction. These signs use electric power generated by solar panels mounted with the lights. Based on using renewable power sources, these lights help save the environment. The power gets stored in the batteries for 24 hours usage.
There are commonly in road construction sites.
Where is a Solar Traffic Sign used?
Solar Traffic Signs get used on road intersections as signals for controlling traffic and pedestrian movement. All the Solar Traffic Signs have solar panels attached to them, which makes them distinguishable. Solar Traffic Signs are best for remote locations where the source of power is hard to find. Best for the places where sunlight is in abundance.
Mobile Solar Lights get used in case of emergencies like accidents and natural calamities.
Types of Solar-powered Traffic Signs
All types of Solar Traffic Signs have three categories.
- Mobile Solar Traffic Sign: Traffic lights on wheels describe best what mobile traffic signs are. Used in case of diversions or emergencies on the road as barricade lights, these can be easily towed or moved.
- Permanent Solar Traffic Sign: Fixed at a position these signs are like an ordinary traffic sign, but with solar panels attached to them.
- Backup for regular lights: In some places, Solar Traffic lights act as a backup for the primary traffic signs.
How does a Solar-powered Traffic Signs work?
The Solar Traffic Sign contains three main components. The LED lights, battery, and solar panels. Solar panels charge the battery to store the power in the daytime. Power stored is used throughout the day and the entire night. The number of solar panels and the battery capacity are decided by the number of lights.
What are some big manufacturers and distributors of Solar Traffic Signs?
These companies are top manufacturers and distributors of Solar Traffic Signs.
- Ariel Premium Supply, Inc.
- The Hillman Group
- Traffic Safety Store