The small southern Alberta city of Medicine Hat is the first city in the world to operate a concentrated solar thermal power (CSP/CST) system in a high-latitude, cold weather location.
Despite being behind other nations in solar, including the US and China, Canada does have a lot of solar insolation and both CSP and PV potential.
The one-megawatt concentrated thermal solar plant in Medicine Hat is the first in Canada and the first at this high of a latitude.
Cascades, the Québec government and Rackam inaugurate a major Concentrated Solar Power park in Kingsey Falls
Cascades and Rackam started work on the ground-level facility in June, installing a powerful concentrated solar power (CSP) system.
The installation will be the first concentrating solar power project to be built in Canada, as well as the first Integrated Solar Combined Cycle (ISCC).
The demonstration concentrated solar energy project will install troughs in an area of about 100 metres by 100 metres and will be the first of its kind in Canada.