Alternative Energy

ALTERNATIVE ENERGY

The Edmonton Metropolitan Region is diversifying its stronghold in the energy sector by adding alternative energy to the mix. By 2030, it’s projected that 30% of Alberta’s electricity will come from renewable sources. The region is ready for industry breakthroughs by harnessing the potential of its climate, expertise, and manufacturing capabilities.

Expertise


Post-secondary institutions and research facilities in the region are focused on alternative energy, providing the skills and talent to propel advancements in this field:

  • The Northern Alberta Institute of Technology's (NAIT) Alternative Energy Technology program trains students for careers in solar electric, solar thermal, geothermal, wind, hydro, bioenergy, and cogeneration.
  • The University of Alberta has 7,000 students enrolled in energy and environmental programs.

Manufacturing


Building equipment like solar panels and wind turbines to harness renewable energy requires a strong manufacturing presence. Given the region’s command of this sector, businesses will benefit from on-site servicing and production.

Climate


The Edmonton Metropolitan Region is a prime location for solar power. As the 3rd sunniest location in Canada, The region enjoys over 333 days of sunshine per year.

Business Spotlight


Kuby

Transitioning their oil and gas expertise to the emerging renewable energy industry, Kuby is one of the region’s many professional contractors specializing in solar installations and residential and commercial renewable energy systems.

Kuby has managed the installation of major solar projects for schools, arenas, farms, homes and First Nation power projects. To keep up with the rising interest in electric vehicles, the company is also Tesla-certified, installing electric vehicle (EV) chargers for homes and businesses.

Based in the Edmonton Metropolitan Region, they also service Western and Northern Canada.

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