CanSIA Solar Beat
Solar News
Over the summer, we received some incredible submissions for the #SolarSnap Photo Contest, each highlighting the unique ways Ontarians use solar power in their daily lives.

Last month we got to announce the winners, chosen by solar enthusiasts across Ontario!
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A recently approved solar project in Vulcan County, Alberta is set to begin construction in 2020. Once complete, it will be the largest solar project in Canada and will generate around 800 million kWh annually, or enough to power 100,000 homes.
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The Giizis Energy Solar Storage Micro Grid is now running at Gull Bay First Nation (Kiashke Zaaging Anishinaabek) in northwestern Ontario. The project, containing over 1,000 panels and more than 80 battery modules, was co-developed by the First Nation and Ontario Power Generation. It will help reduce diesel use by up to 30%.
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Source: Clean Energy Canada

Using 432 solar panels, Southbrook Vineyards in Niagara-on-the-Lake, Ontario, generates 80% of its electricity from the sun alone. The vineyard saves so much on electricity costs that it recouped its investment in the panels in less than a year. 
Source: El País

A young shepherd in Spain has crowd-funded €7,200 to purchase solar equipment that will help make his farming and cheese-making production more eco-friendly. 
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Upcoming Events
Dec 2019
The Buildings Show, Dec 4 – 6, 2019, provides an unforgettable experience as North America’s largest event for products, services, educational programming and professional networking for the design, construction and property management communities for the past 30 years.

New in 2019, the Show introduces Buildings Connect, a dynamic PropTech showcase directly impacting people, places, properties, portfolios, energy use and operational efficiencies. Explore technology innovations and connect with transformation influencers at Construct Canada and PM Expo in the South Building and HomeBuilder & Renovator Expo and World of Concrete Toronto Pavilion in the North Building.
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!
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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!