Solar Photovoltaic (PV) Generation
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Solar energy is a renewable resource that is free, environmentally friendly and readily available. Solar energy can be used in many ways - to provide heat, lighting, mechanical power and electricity.
Solar power is energy that is created directly from the light or heat of the sun. One of the more common methods to convert sunlight into energy uses special solar panels called photovoltaic (PV) cells that capture the sun’s light and convert it directly into electricity. Current photovoltaic systems are able to convert about 12 to 15 percent of the solar energy they absorb to electricity.
The status of individual contracted electricity supply projects within different IESO procurement programs is now available in the IESO Active Generation Contract List.