Photovoltaic Potential and Solar Resource Maps of Canada

Photovoltaic Potential and Solar Resource Maps of Canada This web mapping application gives estimates of the electricity that can be generated by grid-connected photovoltaic systems without batteries (in kWh/kWp) and of the mean daily global insolation (in MJ/m2 and in kWh/m2) for any location in Canada on a 60 arc seconds ~2 km grid. They are presented for each month and for the entire year, for six different PV array orientations: a sun-tracking orientation and five fixed South-facing orientations with latitude, vertical (90°), horizontal (0°) and latitude ± 15° tilts. Data can also be obtained directly for individual municipalities from a list of over 3500 municipalities or downloaded for all municipalities at once. These maps and datasets were developed by the Canadian Forest Service (Great Lakes Forestry Centre) in collaboration with the CanmetENERGY Photovoltaic systems group and the Federal Geospatial Platform. Insolation data were provided by Environment and Climate Change Canada. Web map application developed by Federal Geospatial Platform, 2020. References: Pelland S., McKenney D. W., Poissant Y., Morris R., Lawrence K., Campbell K. and Papadopol P., 2006. The Development of Photovoltaic Resource Maps for Canada, In Proceedings of the Annual Conference of the Solar Energy Society of Canada (SESCI) 2006. McKenney D. W., Pelland S., Poissant Y., Morris R., Hutchinson M, Papadopol P., Lawrence K. and Campbell K., 2008. Spatial insolation models for photovoltaic energy in Canada, Solar Energy 82, pp. 1049–1061. 2024-02-15 Natural Resources Canada canmetenergy-canmetenergie@nrcan-rncan.gc.ca Nature and EnvironmentScience and TechnologyPhotovoltaicRadiationSolarClimateSolar energy Cartography data (with ArcMap project file) - Photovoltaic potential and solar resource maps of Canada, File GeodatabaseFGDB/GDB https://ftp.maps.canada.ca/pub/nrcan_rncan/Solar-energy_Energie-solaire/photovoltaic_canada_photovoltaique/PPSRMC_CEPESPC_FGP_PGF.zip Municipality database - Mean daily global insolation (MJ/m²)CSV https://ftp.maps.canada.ca/pub/nrcan_rncan/Solar-energy_Energie-solaire/photovoltaic_canada_photovoltaique/municip_MJ.csv Municipality database - Mean daily global insolation (kWh/m²)CSV https://ftp.maps.canada.ca/pub/nrcan_rncan/Solar-energy_Energie-solaire/photovoltaic_canada_photovoltaique/municip_kWh.csv Municipality database - Photovoltaic potential (kWh/kWp)CSV https://ftp.maps.canada.ca/pub/nrcan_rncan/Solar-energy_Energie-solaire/photovoltaic_canada_photovoltaique/municip_potentiel-potential.csv Application data - Photovoltaic potential and solar resource maps of CanadaESRI REST https://maps-cartes.services.geo.ca/server_serveur/rest/services/NRCan/PPSRMC_CEPESPC_EN/MapServer Application data - Photovoltaic potential and solar resource maps of CanadaESRI REST https://maps-cartes.services.geo.ca/server_serveur/rest/services/NRCan/PPSRMC_CEPESPC_FR/MapServer Application - Photovoltaic potential and solar resource maps of CanadaHTML https://nrcan-rncan.maps.arcgis.com/apps/webappviewer/index.html?id=0de6c7c412ca4f6cbd399efedafa4af4 Application - Photovoltaic potential and solar resource maps of CanadaHTML https://nrcan-rncan.maps.arcgis.com/apps/webappviewer/index.html?id=3dd05b0bffef4c77a677861db84a3bc2&locale=fr

This web mapping application gives estimates of the electricity that can be generated by grid-connected photovoltaic systems without batteries (in kWh/kWp) and of the mean daily global insolation (in MJ/m2 and in kWh/m2) for any location in Canada on a 60 arc seconds ~2 km grid. They are presented for each month and for the entire year, for six different PV array orientations: a sun-tracking orientation and five fixed South-facing orientations with latitude, vertical (90°), horizontal (0°) and latitude ± 15° tilts. Data can also be obtained directly for individual municipalities from a list of over 3500 municipalities or downloaded for all municipalities at once.

These maps and datasets were developed by the Canadian Forest Service (Great Lakes Forestry Centre) in collaboration with the CanmetENERGY Photovoltaic systems group and the Federal Geospatial Platform. Insolation data were provided by Environment and Climate Change Canada. Web map application developed by Federal Geospatial Platform, 2020.

References:

Pelland S., McKenney D. W., Poissant Y., Morris R., Lawrence K., Campbell K. and Papadopol P., 2006. The Development of Photovoltaic Resource Maps for Canada, In Proceedings of the Annual Conference of the Solar Energy Society of Canada (SESCI) 2006.

McKenney D. W., Pelland S., Poissant Y., Morris R., Hutchinson M, Papadopol P., Lawrence K. and Campbell K., 2008. Spatial insolation models for photovoltaic energy in Canada, Solar Energy 82, pp. 1049–1061.

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