Solar power is a clean and renewable source of electricity.
The most common solar power technology uses silicon-based solar cells to produce electricity by the photovoltaic (PV) effect. This is a well-proven and reliable technology. Solar cell arrays produce no greenhouse gases, noise or vibration.
Ontario’s available sunlight is comparable to that in northern Spain and twice as intense as in most of central and northern Germany, two areas where solar contributes large amounts of power to the electrical grid.