• Nova Scotia has adopted Canada’s first feed‐in tariff (FIT) for small wind systems. Although small wind energy systems include any systems with a rated capacity of 300kW or less, the Nova Scotia FIT currently applies to those under 50kW. The Canadian Wind Energy Association (CanWEA) expects the FIT will create the economic stimulus needed to boost the small wind industry, which CanWEA predicts may sustain annual growth rates averaging 40% over the next 15 years with implementation of favourable polices.
  • Suntech and Calisolar have entered into a letter of intent to construct a solar silicon manufacturing facility in Vaughan, Ontario. Suntech has agreed to assist with the financing and to enter into a multi‐year agreement to purchase the solar silicon Calisolar produces at the facility.