Solar power uses panels to capture and store energy from the sun. It’s one of the cleanest technologies out there, but it only works when the sun's shining.
Solar power is made using panels that capture sunlight to make energy.
Solar power generation depends on the intensity of sunlight. It also can't be captured at night.
We cannot rely on solar alone. We can only capture solar power when the sun is shining.
Solar panels are expensive, but the price is coming down as this technology evolves.
With zero emissions, solar energy has little to no impact on the environment.
Solar power is becoming a popular option. About 1,200 homes and businesses use it in Saskatchewan as an extra supply source.
We're looking into how we can add more solar power to the province. Most of our solar generation will come from utility-scale projects.
Until recently, natural gas has been an ideal back up to solar. But changing federal regulations mean this is unlikely to continue. Batteries can store some of the power generated by solar panels but can’t hold enough power to meet our needs for extended periods of time.
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