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July 10, 2015

One of Our Own Takes the Win (again)!


We are very pleased to announce that our NSERC Photovoltaic Innovation Network student Viktar Tatsiankou (PhD student in Electrical Engineering at the University of Ottawa) has recently been awarded the Best Student Paper Award at the 42nd IEEE Photovoltaic Specialists Conference (PVSC) held in New Orleans, USA from June 14-19, 2015. Viktar’s presentation entitled “A Novel Instrument for Cost-Effective and Reliable Measurement of Solar Spectral Irradiance” was presented at the concentrator photovoltaic session of the conference. Viktar delivered a solid presentation and answered a number of very difficult questions extremely well.  Here is the link to award details

Kumar_38thIEEEPVSC_June2012Back in June 2012, another of our Network students – Kitty Kumar (PhD student in Materials Science and Engineering at the University of Toronto) received the Best Student Poster Award at the 38th annual IEEE Photovoltaic Specialists Conference (PVSC), held in Austin, more
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January 28, 2015

Energiewende Tour 2013 – Tracking the German Leap by Chris Turner

Chris Turner is an author, speaker and strategist, providing Canada’s voice on sustainability and the global clean-tech boom.  Click here to view his video post and biography and abstract.  This is a business talk in promotion of his book entitled “The Leap”. more
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January 28, 2015

Roadmap 2020: Powering Canada’s Future with Solar Electricity

The Canadian Solar Industries Association (CanSIA) shares its vision of what Canada’s solar electricity industry will look like leading up to 2020.

Roadmap 2020: Powering Canada’s Future with Solar Electricity was unveiled at Solar Canada 2014 and lays out a confident plan to identify barriers to success, outline opportunities, and make recommendations, ensuring Canada’s solar electricity sector is cost competitive by 2020.

The plan focuses on five key areas that require action:

  • Develop a supportive and stable policy and regulatory environment that recognize the total value of solar electricity, including externalities;
  • Simplify and streamline permitting and processes for grid interconnection and metering of solar electricity systems;
  • Reduce soft costs to levels consistent with global best practices;
  • Educate the Canadian population on the true benefits and costs of solar electricity, and empower them to take action to support and adopt solar; and
  • Develop new and enhance existing relationships with technologies, applications and stakeholders to create synergies that enables greater solar electricity use in Canada.

With the Roadmap more
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January 28, 2015

Did you miss the Fall/Winter 2014 issue of CanSIA’s SOLutions magazine?

The digital edition of CanSIA’s SOLutions is always available online! Read the Fall/Winter 2014 issue anytime!  Don’t miss the articles in this issue: more
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December 18, 2014

Second Call for Papers: 42nd IEEE Photovoltaic Specialist Conference

Second Call for Papers: 42nd IEEE Photovoltaic Specialist Conference

Continue the Photovoltaic Specialist Conference’s (PVSC) tradition by submitting papers for the world’s premier conference on the science and technology of photovoltaics.  This program touches on all Photovoltaic (PV) technologies and spans the full range of technology maturity from basic materials and device fundamentals to deployed modules and systems.

The deadline for abstract submissions is on January 23, 2015. Submit today and become a part of the technical program and the entire photovoltaics community at the 42nd IEEE Photovoltaic Specialist Conference from June 14-19, 2015 in New Orleans!!

Click here to submit your abstracts today! more
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