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Solar Canada returns to Calgary

Don Horne   


Solar Canada Conference & Exhibition, Canada’s largest and most important solar energy event, is returning to Calgary, Alta., May 8-9.

“Utility-scale solar is now cost competitive with natural gas, and this is transformative for our industry,” says John Gorman, CanSIA president & CEO. “Achieving Alberta’s 30 per cent by 2030 renewable electricity target has just become a lot more cost-effective. This sends a clear signal to energy consumers and governments across Canada that solar is a clean and low-cost energy option.”

Attendees will gain insights into Canada’s changing energy markets and policies; discover revolutionary research and technologies; network with solar innovators; and, receive updates from jurisdictions across Canada.

To learn more, go to our Events section on our website.


With recent solar projects going forward at an average contracting price of less than five cents per kilowatt-hour, Albertans leading the country with the lowest rates on solar energy.

Event highlights include:

  1. High-profile speakers including the Honourable Amarjeet Sohi, Federal Minister of Natural Resources and Rabia Ferroukhi, Acting Director of the Knowledge, Policy & Finance division at the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA).
  2. An expo hall that brings together the entire solar industry supply chain and includes educational sessions, case studies, a dedicated section for startup companies, electric cars and more.
  3. Networking events that connect industry stakeholders and encourage business development and partnerships.


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