Canada's wind industry has had a record year. According to the latest data from the Canadian Wind Energy Association (CanWEA), 1,400 megawatts of wind capacity was installed in 2011, more than doubling 2010's output.
If you've driven through Southern Ontario at all in the past few years, you're bound to have see them. The lazy turns of wind turbines contributing to provincial energy demands are a common sight, and according to a new report they're set to make a landmark contribution to the economy.
Earlier this week Ontario, Canada set a new provincial record for hourly electricity output from wind power.
At 9:00 PM EST, 1,056-megawatts of electricity were generated from Ontario-based wind turbines. For the day, wind power provided 5% of the Province's entire electricity supply.
Nova Scotia announced that the Renewable Electricity Plan will include a Feed-In Tariff (FIT) for small wind systems under 50 kW rated capacity.