December 01, 2014 17:18 ET

Solar Industry's "Roadmap 2020" to Be Unveiled at Solar Canada 2014 Conference

OTTAWA, ON--(Marketwired - December 01, 2014) - Canada's largest solar industry event, the Canadian Solar Industries Association's (CanSIA) Solar Canada 2014, returns to Toronto on December 8 and 9 at the Metro Toronto Convention Centre. The two-day conference will feature the most current solar energy insights and perspectives and includes presentations from international and domestic solar experts and industry leaders.

"With over 3000 attendees and 200 exhibits, this year's conference promises to be an exciting and informative event that will speak to the future of the solar industry," said John Gorman, CanSIA President and CEO. "We are pleased to once again welcome The Honourable Bob Chiarelli, Ontario Minister of Energy as our keynote luncheon speaker and we look forward to his insights."

This year's conference features the release of the solar industry's "Roadmap 2020", an action plan, a year in the making that will solidify solar electricity as an integral part of Canada's diversified electricity mix.

Additional highlights include:

  • A keynote address by Philip Lind, Vice-Chairman of Rogers Communications on the parallels between the evolution of the telecommunications and electricity sectors;
  • Back by popular demand, "The Great Canadian Energy Conversation: Power, Politics and Predictions from 2014 to 2020", a panel with renewable energy industry leaders;
  • An interview and panel discussion with Bruce Campbell, President & CEO of the Independent Electricity System Operator (IESO);
  • Eight stimulating learning sessions, including one that addresses the growing world of Building Integration of Photovoltaics (BIPV), where the PV elements actually become an integral part of the building from the design stage, and one on the technology of electricity storage with lithium ion batteries; and
  • The launch of CanSIA's latest initiative, Solar PV Fire Fighter training session, presented in partnership with the Ontario Association Of Fire Chiefs.

For the most up-to-date conference activities, see the conference agenda.

Media are welcome to attend and encouraged to register online. To obtain a code for online registration please contact

About CanSIA
CanSIA is a national trade association that represents the solar energy industry throughout Canada. Since 1992, CanSIA has worked to develop a strong, efficient, ethical and professional Canadian solar energy industry with capacity to provide innovative solar energy solutions and to play a major role in the global transition to a sustainable, clean-energy future. 

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