March 29, 2019
Less Than Two Months Until Solar Canada 2019
Have you registered for Solar Canada?
Join us in Calgary on May 8-9 for Solar Canada 2019! Network with an estimated 2200 attendees and up to 100 exhibitors representing the entire supply chain: solar integration, development, engineering and EPC, equipment manufacturers, utilities, consultants, federal, provincial and municipal governments, communities, and students.
As a member of CanSIA, you are eligible to receive a registration discount of $150. Register here  !
NEW! CanSIA Members can receive up to 12% off flights to Calgary with Air Canada. Visit the members only area of the website for your discount code.
Membership with CanSIA
Be part of an industry-wide community dedicated to educating consumers, policy-makers and regulators on the benefits of solar energy to communities and businesses across Canada. CanSIA requires the support of our members to help drive advocacy activities that will push the industry forward in 2019 -2020.
Not a member? Join today for the 2019-2020 membership period and receive the remainder of the 2018-2019 membership period at a discounted 25% prorated fee. Contact us  to take advantage of this offer. For more information on member benefits, please view our brochure or click here  for a full list.
You can also sign up today at a 50% prorated fee to try out membership until the end of June 2019.
Here are the top benefits coming up for our Corporate and Supporter Members:
  • Save $150 per attendee when registering for the Solar Canada Conference to be held in Calgary, May 8-9. REGISTER NOW
  • At upper levels, save $560 per 10x10 exhibit space at Solar Canada
  • Listing in CanSIA's online member directory and, if applicable, in Energy Efficiency Alberta's list of qualified solar providers
  • Access to our member news and information service which includes urgent member alerts and a monthly Policy and Research Update
  • The opportunity to weigh in on CanSIA policy and advocacy activities

New member benefits COMING SOON!

Conferences and Networking Opportunities
You're invited to our Nova Scotia Solar Mixer!  NSSolarMixer
On April 17th, CanSIA is hosting a Solar Mixer at The Auction House Brew Pub in Halifax, Nova Scotia! The mixer, which will take place following the Smart Energy Event, provides an opportunity to bring together members of the Nova Scotia solar industry and other key stakeholders. 

Members that are interested in attending, please RSVP by Wednesday, April 10th, 2019 by clicking here If you are a stakeholder in the industry and are interested in learning more on how to get involved, contact CanSIA's Policy & Regulatory Affairs Manager, Lyle Goldberg
Advanced Business Match ABM
ABM events combine a decade of experience in technology-facilitated business development, industry knowledge and the engagement of influential economic partners. All participants are pre-qualified and vetted. This creates a business matching forum like no other. ABM is in tune with the vast opportunities and unique characteristics of your specific region, network or industry, providing fertile ground to achieve unprecedented results.

CanSIA Members receive a 10% discount for ABM events. Upcoming events include:

May 13 to 15, 2019
Syilx/Okanagan Territory, 
Penticton, BC

August 26-28, 2019
Mississaugas of the New Credit Territory
Toronto, ON

October 21 to 23, 2019
Treaty 6 Territory, 
Enoch, AB
November 18-20, 2019
Kwantlen, Katzie, Semiahmoo Territory, 
Langley, BC
Women in Renewable Energy Networking Events WiRE
WiRE meet-ups present a welcoming and casual opportunity to meet peers, share ideas and opportunities, and educate colleagues about projects and initiatives of interest to the group. All women working in a field related to renewable energy are invited, as are students and developing professionals who are looking for perspectives on joining the renewable energy sector. Light refreshments are served.

All networking events are for women only, unless otherwise stated. Upcoming events include:

- Toronto Chapter Networking Meet-Up (Women Only) on April 17, 2019  
- Ottawa Networking Meet-Up (Women Only) on April 18, 2019
- Vancouver Networking Meet-Up (Women Only) on May 9, 2019
Be Part of Alberta's Efficiency Professionals Network EEAnetwork
CanSIA members who have asked to be included in Energy Efficiency Alberta's list of qualified solar providers have been automatically signed up for Energy Efficiency Alberta's Efficiency Professionals (E Pro) Network, a hub for energy efficiency and renewable energy experts in Alberta. Members of this network are product and service providers that are pre-qualified to deliver projects eligible for Energy Efficiency Alberta incentives and financing programs.  
Energy Efficiency Alberta is dedicated to helping the industry expand and is providing its network with resources to help grow their business.

Energy Efficiency Alberta is either already offering or in the process of developing the following opportunities for E Pro Network Members: 
  • Educational Webinars. Take part in sector-specific webinars on timely topics of interest.  
  • E-newsletters. Receive the monthly e-newsletters for E Pro Members, including relevant program updates. 
  • E Pro Speaker Series events across the Province. Attend informative networking events where you can learn more about Energy Efficiency Alberta's incentive programs and network with other energy efficiency and renewable energy professionals. 
  • Marketing Support. Access emailable and printable customer-facing materials to help sell incentive programs, available on EEA's Resources page. 
  • Online Directory. Have your business listed in the online public directory where potential customers can search by service or location for energy efficiency and renewable energy services and products. 
  • E Pro Branding. Use the Energy Efficiency Alberta E Pro branding to help promote your expertise in energy efficiency and renewable energy. Available Spring 2019.  
  • Discounts for Technical Training. Access exclusive E Pro Member discounts for recognized solar energy training (subject to program-specific eligibility requirements). See the training page for upcoming solar energy courses. 
  • Sector councils. Represent your industry peers on sector councils, to be established by the end of 2019. Or connect with your industry sector council representative to provide valuable feedback on Energy Efficiency Alberta programs. 
  • Awards and Recognition. Be recognized as an E Pro Member champion at an upcoming awards and recognition event, planned for fall 2019. 
  • Regional Outreach Support. Access support in regions across Alberta to better support your local needs.
If your company is a member of CanSIA who has not yet signed up as an Alberta Qualified Provider and you would like to join the E Pro Network, please contact us today to be added to the list.

Corporate and Supporter Members Save 15% on Advertising Naylor
CanSIA is pleased to continue working with Naylor Association Solutions as our official integrated media communication partner.  Naylor provides advertising, publication and media services that build your company's image and links your brand with Canada's solar industry.
Corporate and Supporter Members save 15% on advertising. Click here to see all advertising opportunities and rates.
For more information on how to power your brand with CanSIA, please contact Angela McDougall, 1-800-665-2456 ext. 3625 or email

SOLutions Magazine is distributed to 100% of CanSIA members and contains valuable and current industry editorial for key stakeholders across Canada.
Distribution: 1,500 copies
Available: November
Solar Beat eNewsletter  provides timely industry topics and association news.
Distribution: 15,000 inboxes
Available: Bi-monthly
Audience retargeting solution allows for the creation of highly targeted ad campaigns to reach your desired audience around the web. unique visits: 50,000 (annually)
Show off your 'Proud Member of CanSIA' logo!memberlogo
Build trust with consumers and demonstrate your commitment to the success and satisfaction of your clients by proudly displaying your CanSIA member logo on your website and corporate materials. 

All CanSIA Members agree to the Solar Business Code of Conduct and Complaint Resolution and Disciplinary Process. These initiatives help our industry convey a consumer focus by setting clear standards that CanSIA members agree to adhere in the conduct of their business and offer expanded resources to which they can refer when evaluating the decision to go solar. 

More than ever, all members of CanSIA, especially those who deal directly with consumers, should actively display their "Proud Member of CanSIA" logo. CanSIA Members can access their "Proud Member of CanSIA" logo on the CanSIA Member Logo Members-Only Page
Policy Development & Advocacy
Survey: Achieving Zero Carbon In The Built Environment CAGBCzerocarbon
The Canada Green Building Council (CaGBC) has secured funding from the Government of Canada to assess the knowledge and skills needed by individuals working in small to medium-sized enterprises in the fields of architecture, engineering and renewable energy.
CaGBC invites individuals mentioned in the fields above to provide them with their insights by taking part in a short survey. They also encourage individuals in the above-mentioned fields who might not currently be working, or who work for larger companies, to complete the survey. The survey questions relate to the design, construction and operation of energy-efficient buildings.
The survey will take approximately 10 minutes to complete and must be done by April 8, 2019. All responses are confidential and will only be used in aggregate form to identify common themes and recommendations. The results of the survey, along with additional research, will be made publically available via a report to be released later this year.
As a thank you for completing the survey, there is an opportunity to enter your name in a draw for two prizes of CaGBC education dollars valued at $100 each.
Thank you in advance for your valuable insights. If you have any questions regarding this survey, please email .

Act Today - Help Spread the Word for CanSIA's 'Power for the People' Grassroots Campaign!powerforthepeople

CanSIA is excited to be running our  Power for the People, a digital, grassroots campaign to build public support for the Government of Ontario to introduce regulations that make solar more affordable and accessible.

The campaign will raise awareness about the many benefits of solar. The digital platform makes it easy for Ontario residents to send customizable e-mails to their local Members of Provincial Parliament. This lets supporters like you tell their own stories.

We need your help spreading the word! If you're an Ontario resident, you can start by signing up for the campaign through  this link, and sending the website to your team, employees, and personal network.
Policy and Research Update: February Edition PandR
Each month, CanSIA Members are sent the Policy and Research Update which provides the essential news on all policy and regulatory matters. CanSIA Members can access this last week's Policy & Research Update as well as past editions through the Members-Only Portal under 'Member Communications'.

Here are some highlights from the latest edition of CanSIA's Policy and Research Update:
  • IRENA Report Focuses on Systemic Innovation to Enable the Power Sector Transformation
  • Winners Announced in New SaskPower Power Generation Partner Program (PGPP)
  • Hydro-Quebec to Move Forward with 10 MW Bi-Facial Solar Projects
To learn more about the benefits of a CanSIA Membership, do not hesitate to contact Lisa Hatina, Business Development and Member Relations Manager, at
Education & Training
Save 10% on CaGBC's Net Zero and Zero Carbon courses CAGBCdiscount
The CaGBC is happy to extend a 10% discount to CanSIA members for the following CaGBC on-demand courses:
This 10% discount will also be offered on CaGBC's on-demand course, Making the Case for Building to Zero Carbon, to be available in May, 2019. Stay tuned for course details.
CanSIA members can click here to access the 10% discount code.
Solar Panel Installation Training with Stardust Solar stardust
Stardust Solar is offering solar installation training in different provinces across Canada.

Their courses will provide you with knowledge needed to install solar energy systems. They will show you how to design your system, procure the correct parts, mount your solar array, optimize the system for maximum yield, connect the modules in a circuit, and start producing clean energy. You do not need to have any electrical experience to take these courses.

Upcoming courses include:

- Thunder Bay, ON on April 13-16
- Burnaby, BC on April 27-May 1

Stardust Solar is offering CanSIA members a 15% discount on course fees. Members can click here to learn more.
SESA Workshops SESAWorkshop

The Solar Energy Society of Alberta (SESA) is a non-profit, educational organization, which serves as a resource for government, educational institutions and the public at large. SESA holds seminars, workshops, and classes  and is offering 10% off one course registration per year for Corporate Members of CanSIA. Interested members should  email Daniel Kielback  for a discount code to use when registering online.

Upcoming workshops include: 

- Commissioning Solar Photovoltaic Systems (Edmonton) on April 27, 2019

Check out the  SESA Website for a full list of workshops.
Member Perks
Looking to Hire? Lookingtohire
Did you know that Members can post job listings on the CanSIA website free of charge? The Jobs and Training page is one of the most viewed pages on the website with over 1,500 page views in the past month. New listings are also shared regularly on CanSIA's social media channels. 

Members can email their listings to
CanSIA News Roundupnewsroundup
CanSIA members can now access a weekly roundup of articles related to solar energy in Canada. These can be found under the News section on the homepage of your member portal once you have signed in. Members can click here to see our latest roundup for the week of March 18th.
CanSIA Network Resources Networkresources
Missed a webinar or want to re-vist a past one? CanSIA members can find recordings of pastwebinars in the Networks and Forums section of the Member Portal. Recent webinars include:
  • CanSIA Market Update: Nova Scotia - January 24, 2019
  • CanSIA Market Update: Alberta - December 17, 2018
  • Introduction to "Immediate Expensing for Clean Energy Investments" - December 12, 2018
Members can click here to access webinar recordings. 
Already a CanSIA member? Ensure your company profile information is up to date. Have your account administrator log into the Members-Only Portal and click on "Manage Your Membership Account" where you can view, update and save all of your company information.