CanSIA Solar Beat
Solar News
Attention Ontario residents! CanSIA and Gowling WLG are excited to introduce the #SolarSnap Photo Contest, an initiative of CanSIA’s Power for the People Campaign in Ontario. It’s easy to participate! Just submit a photo and caption highlighting your personal experience with solar energy and explaining why Ontario should adopt free-market regulations that expand access to solar.
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"By installing solar panels we’ll be more kind to the environment, which I’m a huge fan of, and we’ll be saving taxpayers’ dollars at the same time." The largest rooftop solar array in Manitoba was unveiled in May in the City of Selkirk. The 200 KW system is expected to cut the city's energy costs by 16%.
Source: CBC News
Shady Creek Lamb Company and EDF Renewables have formed a win-win partnership in the Ottawa-area. Instead of mowing the grass with machines, sheep roam the area and munch on the grass and plants around the panels. The sheep get more space to roam and keep the panels free of shade from over-grown plants.
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Outback Power has long been an innovator of battery-based hybrid technology with highly-successful products like the Radian and FM charge controllers. Now with the SkyBox, Outback has combined their inverter/charger, charge controller and communication technologies to create a fully-integrated solution that gives installers a serious edge in the growing grid / battery market! Contact HES PV To Pre Order your SkyBox Today!
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The town of Raymond, AB is aiming to become the first municipality in Canada to be entirely powered by the sun. The town is currently in the process of installing about 2,700 solar panels on all of its municipal buildings, which will help power municipal buildings and street lighting.
Source: Anadolu Agency
Despite only completing primary school, eight 'Solar Mamas' trained to become solar engineers in order to help bring energy to Malawi's countryside. From solar-powered water pumps to powering class rooms, these women have helped bring a reliable source of electricity to a country with one of the lowest rate of electricity access in the world.
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The Chattanooga Metropolitan Airport in Tennessee is now the first airport in the U.S. to be powered solely by solar! The 2.64 MW project has onsite batteries to store excess energy to help power the airport at night. The entire project took nine years to complete and is expected to last between 30 and 40 years.
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Upcoming Events
Nov 2020
CanSIA is excited to announce Electricity Transformation Canada, a unique new industry event in Toronto, ON, from CanSIA, CanWEA and Hannover Fairs (Canada)! ETC will explore opportunities and challenges for solar energy, wind energy, energy storage, and other complimentary technologies.

Want more information? Head to the Electricity Transformation Canada website and sign up to be the first to receive updates!
CanSIA would like to welcome the following companies and organizations that have joined as Corporate and Supporter members:

- Futricity Solar Inc.
- Natural Energy Generation Ltd.
- Sublime Industries Ltd.

Looking for a job in renewable energy? Check out the latest member employment opportunities posted on our site! CanSIA Members can post job listings free of charge. To post a job on the CanSIA website, please send your employment opportunity in PDF format to
Thank you to Grasshopper Solar for their support at the Summer Solstice 2019! Held in Toronto last month, over 100 solar industry leaders gathered for networking, food and drinks!
Naylor Association Solutions
Naylor Association Solutions
Whether you're buying a solar system outright or entering a long term agreement with a solar company, This guide will help you learn the basics of solar energy, investigate important considerations for items such as home insurance, and identify what questions to ask their solar professionals.

Learn about the various solar options and help identify the right solutions for you and your energy needs!
As part of an effort to streamline our communications to you, CanSIA sends out a monthly Member Benefits and Services newsletter. This newsletter brings together member benefit announcements into one monthly communication where information can be more easily accessed. Please rest assured that, where valuable to our members, time-sensitive benefits will be communicated separately as urgent news.