The Canadian Solar Energy Agency has launched a project that is the worst idea ever: a solar farm that would send solar energy into orbit.
The agency has decided to put the solar farm in the same class as the Canadian Solar Highway.
“The solar farm is a great idea that has a lot of potential, but it’s not going to make a significant difference in terms of reducing CO2 emissions, it’s going to reduce our overall climate change emissions,” said Pauline Gagnon, the agency’s director of public affairs.
Gagnon said the agency decided to launch the project, which was approved by a regulatory panel on Monday, because the agency doesn’t want to get ahead of itself with any project.
Solar is the most cost-effective way to generate power in Canada.
The company that built the project is currently seeking federal funding for the project.
It’s also seeking a grant from the province to fund the project’s construction.
It’s not clear how many people will be employed at the project or how much it will cost.
Project spokesman Adam O’Brien said the company is still in talks with federal and provincial officials about how to proceed.
In a statement, Gagnons office said the project will also have the potential to contribute to a “sustainable economy” and to help the province “build the capacity of its solar infrastructure.”
“It is very important that our industry stay on top of the global green energy market, and this is a step towards that goal,” said the statement.
Earlier this year, the province announced it would spend $300 million to build a new solar energy infrastructure in the Northwest Territories.
Officials say the new solar plant will have about 1,000 panels that will generate power at a rate of 300 megawatts.
The government is hoping to generate about $50 million in federal and $30 million in provincial funding.
Meanwhile, SolarCity, which is building the project in a remote, isolated region of British Columbia, is also working on a similar solar project.
The solar company plans to use an existing dam in the province of British Colombia to generate electricity from the sun.
A spokesperson for the company said the solar project is “just the beginning of what we hope will be a long and successful relationship” with the province.