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March 31, 2016
CanSIA Launching New Website Next Week!

At Solar Canada 2015, a new CanSIA logo was unveiled and we will soon expand our new look when we launch a brand new CanSIA website in less than a week. This updated presence will symbolize the new and exciting direction that CanSIA has already begun taking on a much deeper level as we have increased our policy development and member engagement activities. The modern, user-friendly website hosts a multitude of solar industry information and will allow us to better serve our members.
  • Strong public face for the industry
  • Easier to find the information you need
  • Enhanced searchability of our member directory
  • Increased visibility and recognition of high level members
The Website will be launched the week of April 4th and members will be provided with instructions for accessing the members only portal the week of April 11th along with instructions and an incentive for early membership renewal.

We hope that this new website will serve as a tool to build even stronger relationships with and between our members and enable the Association to grow the solar energy industry across Canada.


Lisa Hatina
Business Development & Member Relations Manager
Tel: 343-700-3599

Policy & Development Opportunities  
Members Invited to Participate in Ongoing Member Forums

Business Opportunities
Ontario Sustainable Energy Association Green Energy Doors Open 2016  

 OSEAOntario Sustainable Energy Association (OSEA) is looking for participants for the 5th annual Green Energy Doors Open (GEDO) campaign. This campaign is a showcase of renewable energy initiatives and success stories throughout the province. GEDO 2016 will take place on the weekend of September 9,10, 11.

If you are a business, organization, community group or individual with an exciting renewable energy project you want to show off, join GEDO 2016 as a host. The event is free to participate and it is a great way to promote your initiative to the community and across the province.

If you are interested in participating in this years GEDO campaign or if you have any questions, please contact Adi Dunkelman at


Sponsorship Opportunities at Solar Ontario and 2016 Awards Gala

sponsorSolar Ontario provides the perfect opportunity for companies to reach out to top decision and policy makers in the solar industry. Highlight your brand - put your company in the spotlight as a key player in the industry and set yourself above your peers.

For more information on sponsorship opportunities available at Solar Ontario, please visit


Exhibitors Wanted for Solar Thermal Pavillion at Solar Canada 2016!
Special Pricing of $999 plus HST (Primary business must be Solar Thermal to qualify).

Want to learn more about Solar Canada? Visit our website at

Contact Jessica Ward, Show Director at 613-736-9077 x225 or .

Sustainable Development Technology Canada (SDTC) is once again offering funding for Canadian cleantech development and demonstration projects. STDC's two key funds-SD Tech Fund and SD Natural Gas Fund-open for applications through April 13th, 2016.
SDTC's SD Tech Fund™ supports technologies that address the challenges of clean air, soil, water and climate change. This year, SDTC has issued five areas of priority for SD Tech Fund applicants:
  • Responsible natural resource development
  • Carbon-free power generation and distribution
  • Remote and Northern Community Utility Systems
  • Energy efficiency for industry and communities
  • Next generation technologies with longer-term benefits for Canada
Members can click here to learn more (please note that you will be required to enter your CanSIA Member login details).


 Market Intelligence 
Past and Upcoming Member Webinars   

WebinarsMaterials from the Behind the Meter and Small Power Producer Program Design Considerations webinar are now accessible to all members through CanSIA's website. Both the PDF slide deck as well as an audio archive of the session are available here.

CanSIA has scheduled two additional webinars in the coming months. Members can click here to register.

Competitive Procurement of Renewable Electricity in Alberta
When: Thursday, March 31st at 11am Mountain / 1pm Eastern / 2pm Atlantic
Description: This webinar for CanSIA's Policy & Market Development Network will present an overview on the status of renewable electricity policy development and procurement design in Alberta driven by the province's Climate Leadership Plan on the path to 30% renewable electricity by 2030.  Topics discussed will include the opportunities, challenges and outlook for solar.

Federal Tax Enablers & Incentives for Solar
When: Thursday, April 28 at 10am Pacific / 1pm Eastern / 2pm Atlantic
Description: This webinar for CanSIA's Utilities & Regulatory Affairs Network will present an overview of the options available to the Government of Canada to enable and incentivize the deployment of solar technology through the tax treatment of capital costs or revenue streams from solar technology.

 Event Discounts

Solar Ontario 2016, May 16 - 17th in Niagara Falls is the vital meeting point for the solar energy industry in Ontario who are actively pursuing new business opportunities in the fast changing solar energy market. Over 300 solar and energy sector industry professionals, policy-makers, regulatory decision-makers and stakeholders will convene to build and maintain their network and to benefit from the insights and perspectives shared during conference keynote addresses, interactive briefings and lively panel discussions. The conference highlights will include:
  • Keynote Addresses from Ontario's leading electricity sector decision-makers.
  • Briefings on status and future direction of solar procurement through microFIT, FIT and LRP.
  • Comprehensive pre-conference workshop on behind-the-meter solar and storage.
Corporate and Supporter members of CanSIA receive an additional $135 off the cost of registration.

5th Annual Ontario Power Conference
April 12-13, 2016 - Toronto

ONPowerJoin CI Energy Group's 5th Annual Ontario Power Conference and receive 10% off the regular conference fee as a CanSIA member.

CI Energy Group's 5th annual Ontario Power Conference will provide you with a unique opportunity to prepare for the unprecedented changes unfolding in the Ontario power industry. Walk away with industry updates and innovative strategies to ensure your organization thrives in the face of shifting initiatives and changing business models. Esteemed speaking organizations include: Canadian Electricity Association (CEA), Hydro One, EDF EN Canada, Ontario Ministry of Energy and many more! 

Click here to learn more and get the code
(please note that you will be required to enter your CanSIA Member login details).  

2016 CABA Intelligent Buildings & Digital Home Forum  
April 26-28, 2016 - San Diego, CA

CABAAs a token of appreciation CABA is providing a 10% discount to all CanSIA members to attend the 2016 CABA Intelligent Buildings & Digital Home Forum This Forum pass allows you full access to the CABA Forum sessions, workshops and networking events, where you are able to meet and network with some of the key stakeholders and other industry professionals in obtaining the latest information on the "Internet of Things, Connected Homes, M2M and Intelligent Buildings" sectors. 
Click here to learn more and to access your member discount (please note that you will be required to enter your CanSIA Member login details).

CanSIA is supporting and participating in the upcoming Alberta and Saskatchewan Renewable Energy Finance Summit taking place June 2-3 in Calgary at the Sheraton Suites Eau Claire.

The Summit focuses on driving renewable project and finance success under the exciting new renewable electricity procurement expected from Alberta and Saskatchewan this year.

John Gorman is presenting at this high-caliber event which features key decision-makers from the provincial Governments and system operators including the Government of Alberta, the Government of Saskatchewan, AESO, and SaskPower.

CanSIA members receive a 20% discount on registration. 
Click here to learn more and to access your member discount (please note that you will be required to enter your CanSIA Member login details).

Already a CanSIA member? Ensure your company profile information is up to date. Have your bundle administrator log in at and click on the "Organization Profile" tab where you can view, update and save all of your company information.


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