26 Mar '16, 11pm

Suncor, Canada’s biggest oil sands company, eyes 240MW of solar PV !!!

Suncor, Canada’s biggest oil sands company, eyes 240MW of solar PV !!!

Oil sands - sometimes incorrectly referred to as 'tar sands' in Alberta, Canada. Image: Flickr user: Howl Arts Collective. Canada’s biggest oil sands mining company, Suncor, has put in applications for 240MW of PV projects to regional electric system operator, AESO. The North American country’s Alberta province features the world’s largest deposits of bitumen in sand, which can be taken either from the surface or, more commonly, mined from underground. Ranked #1 by Alberta Oil Magazine’s 2015 listings, in an industry which generated total revenues within Canada of US$69.9 billion in 2014, Suncor has submitted system access requests to Alberta Electric System Operator for three 80MW solar facilities. Suncor has also put in applications for 440MW of wind projects. According to AESO’s records, the Suncor applications are the only project applications for large-scale solar rec...

Full article: http://www.pv-tech.org/news/canadas-biggest-oil-sands-com...

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