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December 17, 2014

Call for Applications: David McFadden Energy Entrepreneur Challenge

Call for Applications: David McFadden Energy Entrepreneur Challenge…
Honouring past OCE Board Chair David McFadden, the David McFadden Energy Entrepreneur Challenge invites university and college students from across Ontario to address challenges facing the energy sector.

Up to 10 finalists will be selected to pitch their idea at OCE’s ‘Discovery’ trade show and conference on April 27-28, 2015.

The winner, to be announced on April 28, 2015 at Discovery, receives $25,000 to assist in advancing the winning business concept.

The Network’s Ross Cheriton and Mark Yandt pitched as finalists in last year’s competition; their modular energy conversion system the “Sun Stack” can be viewed here.

About the Challenge
The theme for this year’s Energy Entrepreneur Challenge is “Meeting the Energy Challenge of Remote Communities”.

Hundreds of millions of people around the world live in remote communities with no access to electricity or electricity that is intermittent, unreliable and often at an unaffordable price. Affordable electricity is vital to enhancing the quality of more
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October 3, 2014

Green Energy Doors Open ~ October 4, 2014

Green Energy Doors Open 2014 is the Ontario Sustainable Energy Association’s annual, single-day showcase of the province-wide green energy economy.  It’s your opportunity to access free-of-charge individual, community, public and commercial sustainable energy projects, businesses, manufacturing sites, education programs and other related initiatives.  Find events that are happening near you at this link: more
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April 28, 2014

Overview of Photovoltaic Solar Cell Research and Development Capability in Canada, 4th Edition (2009-2012)

Overview of Photovoltaic Solar Cell Research and Development Capability in Canada:  This report is the fourth of a series of reviews of the R&D capability in Canadian universities in the field of photovoltaic solar cells carried out by Natural Resources Canada (NRCan), CanmetENERGY, located at Varennes, Quebec. The objective of these reviews, which began in 2004, is to highlight the activities done in this area in Canada, monitor the Research, R&D investments, and disseminate the information gathered in order to facilitate the creation of partnerships amongst the researchers, government, and industry.

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Worldwide demand for environmentally clean and sustainable energy continues to spur renewable energy development programs, including PV solar to electrical energy conversion. During the period under review (FY09/10 through to FY11/12), Canadian photovoltaic R&D capability was for the most part funded by Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada (NSERC) at a level of about $4 million per annum more
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April 17, 2014

Provide Your Input into the CanSIA Solar PV Industry Roadmap 2020

::Download Whitepaper::  Provide your input into the CanSIA Solar PV Industry Roadmap 2020!

The Canadian Solar Industries Association (CanSIA), in collaboration with KPMG is preparing a 2020 Roadmap for the Canadian Solar PV Industry. The roadmap will be a collaborative document with input from industry stakeholders across the solar PV value chain and throughout Canada. It will create a vision for Canada’s solar PV industry in 2020, ultimately in the form of a Roadmap which will present policy and industry actions that Canadian solar PV industry leaders believe are necessary to achieve the industry’s vision.

The Roadmap document, aside from serving as a guiding light for the industry, will also serve as a way to communicate a solar vision to all levels of government, and share with them the benefits of solar energy for all Canadians. Furthermore, it will help to define the role governments can play to help remove barriers and take advantage of opportunities, in securing a more
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April 1, 2014

Video Release – Professor Matt Law (University of California, Irvine)

Professor Matt Law’s video from Next Generation Solar 2013 (May 9 last year) has just been released.  His talk entitled “Developing Earth-Abundant and Quantum Dot Materials for Thin-Film PV” was being held back while his work was published.

Feel free to view his video as well as numerous other invited talks, parallel talks, and poster presentations by a variety of researchers and students at

You can attend upcoming scientific talks to learn about the latest developments in PV research at Next Generation Solar 2014 – Photovoltaics Canada – National Scientific Conference to  be held May 14 to 16, 2014 in Montréal, Québec.  Learn more here! more
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