December 4-5, 2017 | Toronto Metro Convention Centre | Toronto, Ontario, Canada

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Roadmap 2020 – Canada’s Plan to Solar Energy Acceptance

The combined vision of Canada’s solar energy industry was on display at the Canadian Solar Industries Association (CanSIA) Solar Canada 2014 event, held from December 8-9 in Toronto, Ontario. That vision was outlined in the “Roadmap 2020” document, which laid out the goals, opportunities, targets, and challenges that the industry faces.

Renewable Energy Co-operatives Flourish in Ontario

The landscape of solar energy in Ontario continues to shift toward smaller and intermediate-scale projects. The rise in the number of projects is mostly due to two phenomena: the start of the Feed-In Tariff (FIT) program and the rise of renewable energy cooperatives.

From FIT to LRP: Utility-Scale Solar Power in Ontario

The worldwide solar energy outlook is positive, according to the market research firm IHS. They predict a 25% rise in demand for photovoltaic (PV) solar power in 2015 as installations approach 55 gigawatts (GW). How does this worldview translate to the utility-scale solar power outlook in Ontario? It may well be a mixed bag based […]

Residential Solar Power via the MicroFIT Program

The microFIT program is a component of Ontario’s Feed-in Tariff (FIT) program designed to help incorporate renewal energy in residential areas and smaller non-industrial applications such as schools. FIT targets non-utility scale projects of more than 10 kilowatts (kW) while microFit handles projects of 10 kW or less. The microFIT program allows non-utility generators of […]