EXTERNAL EVENT: Solar Seminar Series - Calgary

14 Mar. 2019


Session Title Date Time Location
Alberta's Solar Industry is Hiring March 14, 2019 7 PM Orpheus Theatre SAIT


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 businesses 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 house solar PV investment! Meet the Calgarians who are living in solar powered houses and driving solar powered cars now. Come see electric vehicles and meet their owners. Hear about the City of Calgary’s plans for encouraging clean transportation options. 

No registration is required.

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. Paula McGarrigle, Director of Solar Energy Consulting will be the primary presenter. 

Solar Power Your Business

A Presentation and Panel Discussion with Commercial Project Developers

Calgary 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's Solar Industry is Hiring

A Presentation on 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.