May 24, 2018 (Calgary): Solar Canada is Canada’s largest and most important solar energy conference and tradeshow. This year, the event will be taking place for the first time in Western Canada, on June 20-21 at the BMO Centre in Calgary, Alberta. Solar Canada is the Canadian Solar Industries Association’s (CanSIA) annual national conference and exhibition, welcoming an estimated 2,200 attendees and more than 80 exhibitors.
As our Federal Government has pledged to increase electricity generation from non-emitting energy sources from the current 80% to 90% by 2030, solar energy continues to move toward becoming the most viable and inexpensive option for new electricity supply. This June, experts and industry professionals will gather to discuss the business and technical opportunities to harness our abundant solar energy resources in electricity systems that have historically been planned for large centralized fossil-fuel generation.
“As a nation, we are seeking new markets for our enormous traditional energy reserves while rapidly expanding cleantech innovation and development,” says John Gorman, CanSIA President & CEO. “It is a dynamic time in our energy sector and it is this backdrop that makes this year’s conference so timely and of critical importance.”
Event highlights include:
- High-profile speakers offering unique insights into Canada’s dynamic energy landscape, including: Honourable Iain Rankin (Nova Scotia Minister of Environment), Monica Curtis (Energy Efficiency Alberta), Bernadette Del Chiaro (California Solar and Storage Association), and Tim Eckel (SaskPower).
- Powerful insight into important policies, programs and procurements shaping new opportunities in solar, such as renewable energy targets in Alberta, Saskatchewan, Ontario and Nova Scotia.
- A thriving expo hall, bringing together the entire solar industry supply chain. The expo hall also includes a selection of educational sessions, a PV installation competition, a dedicated section for startup companies, electric cars and more.
- Popular networking events, providing numerous opportunities to connect with colleagues, industry stakeholders and encourage business development.
For more information, please visit: https://solarcanadaconference.ca
For a media accreditation, please contact Isabel Payne, CanSIA Communications and Administrative Coordinator, at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 613-736-9077 ext. 221.
Canadian Solar Industries Association (CanSIA) is a national trade association that represents the solar energy industry throughout Canada. Since 1992, CanSIA has worked to develop a strong, efficient, ethical and professional Canadian solar energy industry with capacity to provide innovative solar energy solutions and to play a major role in the global transition to a sustainable, clean-energy future. Learn more at www.cansia.ca.
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