Solar energy is all about Insolation
Insolation is the amount of electromagnetic energy (solar radiation) incident on the surface of the earth. Basically who much sunlight reaches the ground.
Ontario Canada has a Insolation value of 3.3
London UK has a Insolation value of 2.6
Albuferia Portugal has an Insolation value of 4.5
These are rough values based on a yearly average. The highest values in summer will be around
Ontario Canada has a Insolation value of 5.0
London UK has a Insolation value of 4.5
Albuferia Portugal has an Insolation value of 6.8
So at the end of the day the Canadians may be a bit too far North to get the benefits per square metre that Portugal has; they may be better locating the site in America and piping the electricity North dependant on how much ennergy is lost in the cables going North that is.
I can't help thinking that Canada would be better choppong down some trees or coppice and burning them to produce heat and power as this would be far more greener than manufacturing solar cells made from non-renewalble sources.
This is what Germany does already, and it seems to work for them.
All sounds a bit Canadian to me!