Canada is on track to see a better than five-fold ramp-up in installation of wind and solar power this year with over 5.5GW of new plant expected to wired-in, according to latest data from S&P Global Market Intelligence.

The growth foreseen by the analyst - some 3.5GW of wind and almost 2GW of PV – would be a giant leap forward from the less-than-1GW of the two technologies was added nationwide last year.