Canada has made clear its commitment to decarbonization. Last month, the Canadian government set a $9.1 billion 2030 Emissions Reduction Plan to assist the country in meeting its carbon reduction goals, with deep reductions in the oil-and-gas sector. This is in the wake of many new policies and an ambitious
Back in 2020, we published a blog outlining the benefits of Bifacial Solar PV Modules, demonstrating that they offered the lowest Levelized Cost of Energy (LCOE) when it comes to Solar and suggesting that Bifiacials are likely the future of photovoltaics.
With the newest Version 4 implementation of Toronto Green Building Standards (TGS) right around the corner (coming into effect May 1, 2022), sustainability is top-of-mind for Toronto building developers and engineers. The good news is that Toronto is one step closer to reaching its 2030 goal of zero-emission buildings
Calgary’s largest shopping mall, the CF Chinook Centre, is approaching the final stages of its large-scale rooftop solar pilot project developed in partnership with ENMAX. As workers wrap up the installation of 1,900 panels on the mall’s roof, the team here at Compass Energy Consulting is proud to take part in an
In light of the recent Carbon Tax being ruled constitutional and the Federal Budget’s $17.6 Billion dollar allocation towards the Green Recovery Plan, there is a great incentive for commercial real estate owners and architects to design and operate Zero Carbon Buildings. Since 2016, the Canada Green Building Council
On April 22nd, Canada in conjunction with President Biden’s Leaders Summit on Climate announced a new initiative to engage governments around the world in greening government operations, aiming to lead by example. Canada’s new greenhouse gas reduction target under the Paris Agreement would be 40 to 45% below 2005
With the days getting longer, the sun shining brighter, and a year of COVID under our belts, it’s a great time to observe the state of renewable energy in North America and explore some recent developments.Despite a pandemic, Renewable Energy has been thriving in Canada and the USA. Canada had significant growth in
Agrivoltaics is the co-development of agriculture and solar photovoltaics within the same land space. Ground mounted solar projects are commonly built in rural farmlands due to the abundance of relatively flat land. In fact, constructing solar panels on less than 1% of the world's cropland is enough to generate
At a time when state and federal governments are setting massive renewable goals, and seeking large-scale projects to help meet that demand, responding to Request For Proposals (RFPs) is now more than ever an essential part of large-scale Renewable Energy development.
In the midst of uncertainty with the current state of government energy rebates, and as electricity prices continue to rise, Ontario’s case for Solar Net Metering is strong today and will continue to increase in value each year of operation. Solar equipment prices have come down significantly in the past 10 years and