Toronto - March 30, 2015 - The Canadian Solar Industries Association celebrated solar industry leaders and innovators at the annual Game Changer Awards Gala. The awards recognize the contribution of those who have provided service excellence, outstanding leadership or innovation over the last year.
"The solar industry has made huge strides in the last few years. Canada competes globally due in large part to individuals and companies in the solar industry who show leadership, and take innovation, technology and research to a new level", said John Gorman, CanSIA President and CEO. "We feel it's important to recognize special achievements and we congratulate all the winners at the 2015 Game Changer Awards."
This year, Women in Renewable Energy (WiRE) partnered with CanSIA to institute a new award, the Solar Power Woman of Distinction Award. This award recognizes women who have made extraordinary contributions to the solar industry and have excelled in areas as diverse and important as business development, volunteerism, policy and advocacy, technical research and development, project management and public adoption of renewable energy technologies.
The first winner of
Solar Power Woman of Distinction Award award is Michelle Chislett, Vice President & Country Manager at SunEdison.
CanSIA received numerous nominations in all categories and presented awards to the following winners:
Solar Industry Leader
Brian Bentz, President and CEO of PowerStream Inc.
Emerging Solar Leader
Jonathan Frank, Business Development Manager at SunEdison
President's Solar Award
Jen Aitchison, Partner at Jones Brown
Baka Communications Inc.
Solar PV Project of the Year
Mosaic Centre for Conscious Community and Commerce
Project Finance Innovation
Community/First Nations' Solar Project
Lutsel K'e Dene First Nation
Solar Service Excellence
Solar Thermal Project of the Year
Town of Canmore
Panasonic Eco Solutions Canada Inc.
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