Solar maps of Canada based on monthly data provided by NRCan.
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The maps give the average solar energy DC output in kWh/kW from PV modules installed on various mounting systems: Fixed, Vertical-Axis Tracking, Horizontal Axis Tracking, 2-axis tracking.
The calculations take into account the angle of incidence, the ratio between direct and diffuse irradiation, the average ambient temperature and their effects on PV efficiency.
The maps are based on a 10 km x 10 km grid, i.e. each ‘pixel’ represents an area of 10 x 10 km, an extremely fine resolution.