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May 31, 2016
CanSIA's 2016-17 Strategic Projects Unveiled 
CanSIA's Strategic Projects tackle market and policy barriers across the country, making this a more exciting time than ever to build your solar business in Canada.

Thank you to all members who weighed in on the selection of this year's strategic projects through our annual membership survey. With roughly a fifth of our members weighing in, members voted on which projects would be most valuable to them and the solar industry at large.

The feedback shined a spotlight on the three following Strategic Projects that have been selected for the 2016-2017 membership year:
  • National Solar Electricity Strategy
  • Solar Market Share in Alberta and Saskatchewan
  • Solar in Ontario's Long-Term Energy Plan
Click here to learn more about these Strategic Projects and to learn how you and your company can participate. With member support and involvement, CanSIA will continue to grow solar market opportunities across Canada. 

Networking & Business Development Opportunities  
Don't miss CanSIA's Annual Summer Solstice!summer
Join us for the 8th Annual Summer Solstice on the evening of Wednesday, June 22, 2016!

We're taking over the Jazz Bistro in Toronto again this year - a venue that boasts three floors with a rooftop patio!
Take advantage of this great opportunity to network with over 200 solar energy executives, professionals, practitioners and stakeholders! Build your network of solar colleagues and friends and form lasting business relationships at this fun and friendly event.

We look forward to seeing you there! Register here!

Please note, registration will not be available on site. Please register before the event.
Prepare for a Bright Future by Exhibiting this December at the Solar Canada Conference and Trade Showcanada
Solar Canada attracts a wide variety of professionals and representatives seeking information on products on services that will help them fulfill their commitments and build their business. With the solar market set to grow across Canada in the coming year, competitiveness and innovation will hinge on the fruitful relationships developed TODAY. Find a valuable partner, client or even source of information at this year's Solar Canada by putting your company front and center with an exhibit at the Trade Show.

CanSIA members get a significant discount on booth pricing so make sure your membership is in good standing before reserving a space.

Click here to learn more about this opportunity.

Electric Vehicle Symposium & ExhibitionEVS
The 29th World Electric Vehicle Symposium and Exhibition (EVS29), as the largest international electric vehicle conference returns, to North America on June 19-22, 2016 in MontrĂ©al.  EVS has been assembling global leaders from industry, government and academia to address technical, policy and market topics in the electrification of vehicle fleets since 1969.  Sponsorship and exhibitor information is now available .

Drive electric innovation - register here!

Educational Opportunities  
5 NZE Builder Success Stories - Webinar NZE
Join the Canadian Home Builder's Association on June 9, 2016, at 1:30 - 3:00 PM EDT, for a presentation on the results of the NRCan ecoEII Owens Corning NZE Communities initiative.

This project aimed to demonstrate the feasibility of building NZE housing communities addressing the challenges specific to production housing, and to act as a platform for the broader adoption of NZE homes across Canada.

Register for the Webinar here.

 Market Intelligence 
Webinar Resources resources
Materials from CanSIA's most recent webinar, Climate Policy in Ontario that took place on May 26, 2016 is now available to Corporate and Supporter Members on the CanSIA website.

This members-only webinar reviewed the current status of the Climate Change Mitigation and Low-Carbon Economy Act, the Cap and Trade regulation, and the forthcoming Climate Action Plan. Details on each of these policy pieces were discussed as well as their expected impact on the solar energy industry in Ontario.

Click here to access Network Resources including webinar recordings. Please note, a CanSIA member account is required to view the Network Resources.

Sign up for CanSIA's Consumer Protection Initiatives WebinarCPF
Date: June 28, 2016
Time: 1:30 - 2:30 PM (Eastern Time)
Networks: All CanSIA Members

Description: This webinar will focus on CanSIA's newly introduced consumer protection initiatives including the new Solar Business Code of Conduct and Complaint Resolution Process. Also covered in the webinar will be our new Going Solar: A Guide for Consumers document. These initiatives are being implemented to maintain a focus on consumers by providing them with clear standards to which CanSIA members will adhere in the conduction of their business, as well as expanded resources to which they can refer when evaluating the decision to go solar. We will discuss why and how these new initiatives have been developed and answer any questions our members have on the their implementation.

Corporate and Supporter 1 Members can register for webinars in the Upcoming Events section of the Members-Only Homepage.

The Attractiveness Index - How to Make Canada the Destination for Renewable Energy Investmentindex
Date: Thursday, 9 June 2016
Time: 4:30 PM to 6:00 PM
Location: The Westin Ottawa

A shift in clean energy capital flow is forcing global markets to evolve and adapt-and those who don't risk getting left behind. Ernst and Young's recent Renewable Energy Country Attractiveness Index (RECAI) report ranks Canada in 9th place, behind the U.S., Chile, Mexico, Brazil, Germany, and India-one spot behind our 2015 ranking.  

In light of this finding, how can the federal government increase Canada's attractiveness as a destination for renewable energy investment?

Register here and explore the answers to this question.

 Event Discounts

AlbertaCanSIA 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 and system operators including the Government of Alberta, the Government of Saskatchewan, AESO, and SaskPower.

Solar West - Register before July 1st at the 'Summer Promo Rate' west
With new policies that address climate change and economic diversification, the Canadian western provinces provide a unique opportunity for renewable energy companies, particularly solar energy.
  • HEAR First-hand about new policies and market dynamics evolving in Western Canada.
  • CONNECT and network with policy makers from all levels of government, solar energy professionals and other stakeholders.
  • LEARN about the new market opportunities for the solar industry through the evolving policy and market dynamics in Western Canada.
Register before July 1st at the 'Summer Promo Rate'. CanSIA members save up to $100!

Register here today!
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