ELSE's Emerging Solar Leader Award

ELSE, in collaboration with CanSIA is proud to announce the launch of the Emerging Solar Leader Award. The award is will be presented on December 5th at Solar Canada 2017 in Toronto. 

We want YOU to nominate a person that deserves to be recognized for their contributions to the Canadian solar industry in 2017. Please use our online nomination process. We’ve made it quick and easy because we want to hear from you!

CanSIA 2016 – Thoughts from Joshua Reinhart, a Future Renewable Energy Leader

A few months ago, ELSE contacted the Sustainable and Renewables Engineering Society at Carleton, offering a student a chance to attend the 2016 Solar Canada Conference in exchange for a day of volunteering. As an engineering student and an Electrician, I was excited about the opportunity to meet industry leaders and learn more about Ontario’s solar industry. When I began my electrical apprenticeship in Alberta I wanted to become involved in the renewable energy sector. As an engineering student in Ontario, I had finally found an opportunity.

Solar for Nepal: Powering Social Change

Solar for Nepal is a fundraising event to support farmers in rural Nepal hosted by ELSE and SunFarmer. 80% of Nepal’s citizens rely on agriculture for income - yet 8 months of dry climate limit production. With automatic, controlled irrigation via solar water pumps the length of the growing season can be doubled, and increase incomes by 100-200%. Proceeds from the fundraiser will go toward the down payments for the installation of these solar-powered irrigation systems. 

Tickets ($20) for the February 1, 2017 event can be purchased here, and you can find out more about the event here. If you're interested in the project, but can't make the event, you can learn more about it and make a donation directly to SunFarmer online today!

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