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Will you be joining thousands of attendees from around the globe at Canada’s biggest solar show – Solar Canada on December 7 & 8? As an emerging leader for solar energy, do you want a guided tour of some of the hundreds of exhibitors that will be there? This is your chance! ELSE (Emerging Leaders for Solar Energy) will be holding three guided floor tours of the exhibit hall – including stopping by companies such as Fronius Canada, Schletter, Canadian Solar, and North Wind Solutions. These informal and educational tours will provide an opportunity for emerging leaders to get to know some key industry players. Join us at one of our free tours, held at:     A. Monday, December 7th at 11:00am     B. Monday, December 7th at 3:00pm     C. Tuesday, December 8th at 10:45am No prior registration required. Tours will start from the ELSE booth (located next to the CanSIA booth) in the expo hall (Expo Pass required). We look forward to seeing you then!

Today is your chance to make the most impact by bringing light to reconstructed health clinics in Dolakha district, Nepal, where 186,000 people currently lack access to healthcare.

ELSE would like to share an invitation to the Green Holiday Bash, Vancouver's premier sustainability focused holiday gathering, hosted by BC Sustainable Energy Association (BCSEA), Connecting Environmental Professionals (CEP), Emerging Leaders for Solar Energy (ELSE), the Green Chamber of Commerce BC (GCCBC), and Vancouver Green Drinks. It's going down December 7th at 6 p.m. There'll be food, drinks, games, and networking, so check out the Facebook or Eventbrite page and figure out to get yourself there! Come out, meet some people, and celebrate a green Christmas!

Interested in meeting other emerging leaders for solar energy alongside Canada’s biggest solar show? Then join Emerging Leaders for Solar Energy (ELSE) (and YPE – TBC) for a mixer / networking event: When: Tuesday, December 7th starting from 4:30pm (to around 7:00pm) Where: Grace O’Malley’s at 14 Duncan Street, Toronto (between King Street West and Adelaide Street West, and just a few minutes’ walk from the MTCC / Solar Canada) Whether you will be at Solar Canada or joining us from school or work, drop by for a drink and some engaging conversations with other emerging leaders on Canada’s solar energy future. We look forward to seeing you there!

ELSE's Brodie Yyelland blogs from Nepal, as he works with SunFarmer to create "Off Grid U." I have been fortunate to meet a fantastic group of people here in Kathmandu. Regular dinners, brunches, performances and adventures have kept my social life a-buzz. One particular adventure - a trek to Kirtipur - was notable as it was my first trip outside of Kathmandu thus far.

ELSE's Brodie Yyelland blogs from Nepal, as he works with SunFarmer to create "Off Grid U." Now that I have gotten my bearings in Nepal and with SunFarmer, it’s time to explain what I’m working on. The project is called OffGridU, an online platform for knowledge sharing.

ELSE's Brodie Yyelland blogs from Nepal, as he works with SunFarmer to create "Off Grid U." Today, I woke up in the bustling city of Kathmandu for the first time and met the SunFarmer team.

Earlier this month, this year's SolarWest conference took place in Calgary, Alberta. It brought together a wide array of industry professionals, policy makers, and academics to explore the burgeoning solar energy market and discuss strategies and opportunities in Alberta. As an example of the awesome insight offered by the expertise at SolarWest, check out the presentation below.   ELSE also had strong representation at the conference, with the closing keynote being delivered by our own co-chairs, Noel McDonald and Mike Skirzynski! Listen to it below: To learn more about Alberta's brighter energy future check out these presentations on public opinion, market analysis, and CanSIA president John Gorman's opening remarks.

ELSE's Brodie Yyelland blogs from Nepal, as he works with SunFarmer to create "Off Grid U." After running a gauntlet of preparations, I’ve finally made it to Kathmandu, Nepal. A wave of relief is rushing over me - a new set of adventures is just beginning. 

Interested? Apply by November 15th! You can learn more about the rules and requirements here.