Enough Solar energy hits the Earth's surface in about an hour to equal a years worth of worldwide energy consumption from all sources put together. Wow! In the past decade improvements in the efficiency of solar panels have been happening at a steady chip. With cells striving to meet efficiencies of 24%, (some now claiming up to 45%!) and the mass improvements from storage systems built by Tesla, outback and others, along with the new government grants given to the owner, solar is proving to be a feasible option.
The province is aiming to have 30% of the energy consumed by Albertans come from renewables by 2030, that's roughly 5000MW of power.