Canada

Mercedes-Benz partner with Hydro-Québec for solid-state battery development
The luxury car maker is banking on the timely advancement of market-ready solid-state batteries. Mercedes will work with the Canadian research institute to rapidly incorporate brand-new technology into field applications to cut development cycle times.
Feb 5, 2020 // Technology, Storage, USA, Canada, France, Texas, Europe, North America, Mercedes-Benz, Jochen Hermann
Denmark's CIP to bankroll Canada's 'largest operating solar task'
A Denmark-based facilities investor is to sponsor what is forecasted to become Canada's biggest solar project, with construction set to start later this year.
Feb 5, 2020 // Plants, Large-Scale, Commercial, USA, Canada, North America, greengate, CIP
Solar PV panel with encapsulated tracking mirrors unveiled at Intersolar
Canadian solar product developer ISP Solar presented its development 'Intensifying Solar Panels' at Intersolar in San Diego, California
Feb 5, 2020 // Technology, Manufacturing, Canada, solar pv, North America, ISP Solar, Suneet Singh Tuli
Canadian 400 MWac merchant solar plant protects funding
The project will operate at a profit in part thanks to an emissions plan introduced by the province of Alberta on January 1. The plant will have the ability to sell its carbon certificates.
Feb 4, 2020 // Markets & Finance, Canada, North America, Dan Balaban, Christian Skakkebaek
Forecasting solar power generation with 'deep photovoltaic nowcasting'
The 'deep photovoltaic nowcasting' task established by Chile's Institute of Engineering Sciences of the University of O'Higgins, Canada's Laval University and Japan's Kyoto University, seeks to make short-term, high-resolution forecasts of solar power generation.
Feb 4, 2020 // Technology, Japan, Canada, Chile, South america, Asia, North America, Rodrigo Verschae
CIP to Fund Development of Canada's Largest Solar Job
Greengate and CIP have entered into a contract to money the additional advancement of the Travers Solar job, the biggest solar task (to date) in Canada.
Feb 4, 2020 // Plants, Large-Scale, Commercial, Markets & Finance, Canada, North America, greengate, International, CIP
Investor buys Canada’s self-styled largest private solar PPA project
A solar project billed as one of the largest in Canada’s history has changed hands this year, with a Toronto-headquartered infrastructure investor named as the new majority owner.
Jan 31, 2020 // Markets & Finance, Canada, America, North America, alberta, obton, solar ppa, capstone
Nano One Patents new Durable Cobalt-Free Battery Material
Nano One has been issued a Taiwanese patent relating to lithium nickel manganese oxide (LNMO) cathode material, that eliminates cobalt from the battery
Jan 6, 2020 // Technology, Storage, Japan, Canada, China, Asia, Korea, North America, taiwan, EV, us, Battery Patent, Lithium ion, Nano One, Stephen Campbell
New big solar project to light up Madagascar
Groupe Filatex teams up with Canada’s DERA Energy.
Dec 20, 2019 // Plants, Large-Scale, Commercial, Canada, Canadian Solar, Africa, North America, Groupe Filatex, DERA Energy, Hasnaine Yavarhoussen, DERA
All Porsche Taycan e-vehicles in Canada for 3-Years of Inclusive Charging
Porsche Cars Canada has announced an agreement with Electrify Canada to provide the all-electric Taycan with three years of inclusive charging
Dec 16, 2019 // Transport, Canada, North America, Porsche Cars Canada, Electrify Canada, Taycan
AI-driven robots are making new materials, improving solar cells and other technologies
Ada, an AI-driven robot, searches for new solar cell designs at the University of British Columbia.
Dec 12, 2019 // Technology, Manufacturing, USA, Canada, UK, Europe, solar cell, North America, University of British Columbia, Curtis Berlinguette, Benji Maruyama, Apurva Mehta, Kristin Persson, Keith Brown, Joshua Schrier, John Gregoire
The first civil e-plane gets off the ground in Canada
The first civil fully electric airplane in the world was piloted in Vancouver a month ago.
Dec 11, 2019 // Storage, Transport, Canada, North America, electric airplane, Greg McDougall
Canada's Nova Scotia wants solar-and-storage on brownfield sites
The province's Alternative Energy Resource Authority is seeking proposals for three utility scale PV projects varying in generation capacity from 800 kW to 4 MW. Two of these must be combined with large scale batteries with a total storage capacity of around 2.4 MWh
Dec 10, 2019 // Storage, Canada, North America, Nova Scotia, solar-and-storage, AREA
Canadian Solar sees turnover and profits retreat
The Chinese-Canadian manufacturer reported a 1% decrease in sales in the third quarter, with net profit falling 19%, to US$55.2 million. Quarterly shipments were up significantly year on year, from 1.59 GW in July-to-September last year to 2,387 MW this time around. The company expects to ship up to 8.5 GW of panels and achieve turnover of up to US$3.16 billion this year.
Nov 13, 2019 // Manufacturing, Markets & Finance, Canada, Canadian Solar, China, Asia, North America, Yan Zhuang
Canadian pension giant to buy Pattern Energy for US$6.1 billion
The Canada Pension Plan Investment Board (CPPIB) has bought US developer Pattern Energy Group in an all-cash deal valued at around US$6.1 billion.
Nov 5, 2019 // Markets & Finance, USA, Canada, pattern energy, North America, canada pension plan investment board