EXTERNAL EVENT: Solar Seminar Series - Edmonton

06 Sep. 2018


Session Title Date Time Location
Solar Power Your Home and Your Car September 6, 2018 7 PM CN Theatre
MacEwan University
Solar Power Your Business October 4, 2018 7 PM CN Theatre
MacEwan University
Alberta is Going Solar - The Business Opportunity November 22, 2018 7 PM CN Theatre
MacEwan University
Big Solar - Alberta's Utility Scale Solar Projects December 6, 2018 7 PM CN Theatre
MacEwan University
 Edmonton is Going Solar January 10, 2019 7 PM CN Theatre
MacEwan University
Community Solar March 7, 2019 7 PM CN Theatre
MacEwan University


Solar Power Your Home and Your Car

Presentation, Panel Discussion, and Car Show

Want to generate your own electricity? You can run your house and your car with solar energy. Many Alberta homes and business are creating their own electricity and exporting the excess into the grid. But now you can also power your car! A solar powered car has zero tailpipe emissions, zero source emissions and the cheapest fuel available. A solar system for transportation has an ROI of less than 5 years - much better than a household solar PV investment! Meet the Edmontonians who are living in solar powered houses and driving solar powered car now. Come see eletric vehicles and meet their owners. Hear about the City of Edmonton's plans for incentivizing solar installations and encouraging clean transportation options.


Solar Power Your Business

A Presentation and Panel Discussion with Commercial Project Developers

Edmonton has an increasing number of government solar projects and large commercial systems. Larger systems are going in as installation costs are dropping. What are the steps to putting a photovoltaic system on a business? What are the tax benefits? What kind of ROI do these projects offer? Case studies of commercial systems will be provided by a panel of the installing contractors and developers. 


Alberta is Going Solar - The Business Opportunity

A presentation of the Alberta Solar Supply Chain Study

Solar is a job generator. Along with new employment opportunities, Alberta’s initiatives to diversify our energy sector and tap into our abundant solar resource, are creating emerging opportunities for investment, new business creation, and retooling of existing enterprises all along the solar supply chain. This presentation will be based on the just completed Alberta Solar Supply Chain Study funded by Alberta Economic Development and Trade.


Big Solar - Alberta's Utility Scale Solar Porjects

A presentation and panel discussion with solar farm developers

Alberta has installed its first 17 MW solar farm. The Alberta Electric System Operator’s Connection Queue presently has proposals for over 4 Gigawatts of solar generating capacity! What are these projects and who are the developers? What are the planning and environmental considerations for this level of development? Round 1 of the Renewable Energy Program (REP) auction in 2017 successfully delivered nearly 600 MW of wind generation at a weighted average bid price of $37/MWh – setting a new record in Canada. Large solar projects in the US, India, and Chile are coming in with very competitive pricing. What is the potential for large solar project pricing here? What are the short and long term ratepayer benefits of Alberta’s embracing of big solar?


Edmonton is Going Solar

The City of Edmonton's Inspiring Projects, New Incentive and Financing Programs

Edmonton has embarked on many exciting new renewable energy initiatives. With new requirements that all City projects, like City recreation centres and fire halls, must spend a minimum of 1% of their budget on renewables, and plans to supply all of the City’s building with renewable electricity, Edmonton is leading by example. Come hear about Edmonton’s own Change Homes for Climate - Residential Solar Incentive program for residents of the city and learn more about the City’s role in the game-changing Property Assessed Clean Energy (PACE) program. To top all of that Edmonton has a growing list of large solar heated and solar electrified buildings.


Community Solar

New Opportunity are Making Solar Accessible for Everyone

Does solar system ownership have to be limited to home and business owners that have suitable sites? Alberta’s new Community Generation Program has the potential to allow widespread access to solar. Why can’t everyone reap the benefits in a solar investment? Solar co-ops, neighborhood owned projects, school systems funded by a pool of parents, teachers and alumni, Indigenous projects owned by band members, congregations investing in church systems; the possibilities are endless. How do community generation projects work? What is available now?


Alberta's Solar Industry is Hiring

The Employment and Training Opportunities

Solar in Alberta is generating many diverse job positions and new business possibilities. Come and learn from a panel of professionals who make their living in the solar industry, as they share their experiences, and address important topics such as:

  • The variety of available careers and jobs
  • Recommended prerequisites and training
  • Industry realities - wages, job conditions and opportunities for growth
  • How to set up your own solar business

To learn more about the SESA Solar Seminar Series, please CLICK HERE.