SOURCE: Ontario Solar Academy

April 21, 2010 14:19 ET

Ontario's FIT Program: Domestic Content and Other Conundrums

TORONTO--(Marketwire - April 21, 2010) -  On Thursday evening, April 29, Ontario Solar Network will host its inaugural monthly networking event in which leaders within the province's solar energy industry will discuss Opportunities & Challenges in Ontario's FIT Program.

Originally organized exclusively for current members of the Network -- the business association of Ontario Solar Academy's alumni community -- the event was opened up to the public once organizers received a flood of requests from those eager to discuss this topic.

Solar Pioneer and Industry Expert: Ron Mantay
The kick-off event will feature Ron Mantay, a board member of the Canadian Solar Industries Association (CanSIA) -- dedicated to promoting solar energy in Canada. Mantay's attendance represents a rare opportunity for solar stakeholders to discuss some of the province's key obstacles and most promising prospects with a true industry insider.

Mantay has worked at SunEdison Canada, Carmanah Technologies, and Schuco Solar - Canada where he currently serves as General Manager. According to Jacob Travis, Director of Ontario Solar Academy and founder of Ontario Solar Network, "[Mantay] understands the landscape, both from the business side and policy side. Given his work in engineering, electronics, and solar, he appreciates how even the slightest changes can ripple throughout the solar energy value chain."

Event Details:

Title: Opportunities & Challenges in Ontario's FIT Program: Domestic Content and Other Conundrums

When: Thursday, April 29, 6:00-9:00 pm

Where: Hilton Garden Inn, Toronto / Vaughan
3201 Highway #7 West (major intersection Hwy 400/Hwy 7)
Vaughan, Ontario, L4K 5Z7
Tel: 905-660-4700

Fee: $30/Person ($15 for Ontario Solar Network Members)
Limited space available -- Advanced registration required

Reservations and Questions: Tammy Phelan: 

Schedule of Events:
6:00-7:00 - Reception & Networking with Cash Bar
7:00-8:00 - Guest Speaker & Open Discussion
8:00-9:00 - More Networking with Cash Bar

About Ontario Solar Network:
Ontario Solar Network provides a forum through which solar professionals in the province can discuss industry trends, establish contacts, and develop business opportunities within solar energy. To learn more about Ontario Solar Network and to request information about membership, visit

About Ontario Solar Academy:
Ontario Solar Academy is the premiere Canadian center for Solar PV design and installation training. The next classes are from May 31-June 4 and from June 21-25. To learn more about Ontario Solar Academy or to register for the next solar training course, visit