But others say the cost of solar power has declined to the point that it will be able to survive without government aid.
When Karin Hinzer first began research into renewable energy more than 10 years ago, she was convinced the technology wasn’t going to be that useful.
Between 2005 and 2016, non-hydroelectric renewables – wind, solar and biomass – grew from 1.5 per cent of total electricity generation in Canada to 7.2 per cent.
Many homeowners and businesses want to lower their energy costs or go completely off the grid. On top of reducing your environmental impact, it’s also a great way to save money.
Generating new revenue for the City of Ottawa from space that’s otherwise unused, while at the same time making a positive difference for the environment with renewable energy.