Federal Government Initiatives
Natural Resources Canada
IEA Photovoltaic Power Systems Programme
The Photovoltaic Power Systems Programme is a collaborative R&D Agreement, established within the International Energy Agency, and conducting projects on the application of solar photovoltaic electricity.
The mission of the IEA PVPS programme is: To enhance the international collaboration efforts which accelerate the development and deployment of photovoltaic solar energy as a significant and sustainable renewable energy option.
The 19 participating countries are Australia (AUS), Austria (AUT), Canada (CAN), Denmark (DNK), France (FRA), Germany (DEU), Israel (ISR), Italy (ITA), Japan (JPN), Korea (KOR), Mexico (MEX), the Netherlands (NLD), Norway (NOR), Portugal (PRT), Spain (ESP), Sweden (SWE), Switzerland (CHE), the United Kingdom (GBR) and the United States of America (USA). The European Commission is also a member.
CanmetENERGY - Canadian Renewable Energy Network (CanRen) - Solar Energy
CanmetENERGY offers information related to Government of Canada research and development
Canadian Solar Industries Association (CanSIA)
A small sample of the online resources include:
Centre for Energy - Solar webpage
Photovoltaic Energy Applied Research Lab (PEARL)
"PEARL is a world-class research facility devoted to applied research and development of grid connected and stand-alone photovoltaic (PV) systems."
Photovoltaics Workbook, British Columbia Ministry of Energy and Mines
"This workbook was designed to help estimate the cost of purchasing a solar photovoltaic (PV) system to meet electricity needs for a specific application, such as a summer cottage, trailer or year-round home."
Solar Energy Society of Canada Inc.
International Solar Energy Society