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Move promises new national voice for the wind, solar and energy storage industries
Two of Canada’s leading green energy organizations are merging to form a single association.
The Canadian Wind Energy Association (CanWEA) and the Canadian Solar Industries Association (CanSIA) are set to become Canadian Renewable Energy Association, effective July 1. The new group will be headed by Robert Hornung, the long-standing president of CanWEA.
As the founding president and CEO of the Canadian Renewable Energy Association, Hornung will lead the member-based association in stakeholder advocacy and public engagement focused on ensuring that renewable energy and energy storage play a central role in transforming Canada’s energy mix during this period of historical global transformation, the new group said in a release.
The corporate office will be in Ottawa, giving the group ready access to policy-makers, augmented by regional presence in jurisdictions across the country.
The association will “work to create conditions for a modern energy system that makes significant and positive contributions to Canada’s economy and clean energy future,” the release read.
To view the full original article by Manitoba Co-operator Staff click here: https://www.manitobacooperator.ca/news-opinion/news/canadian-renewable-energy-association-set-to-form/
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ONE MIGHT THINK THAT SOLAR POWER IS BEST IN PLACES LIKE CALIFORNIA. YES, THAT’S TRUE; HOWEVER, SOUTHEASTERN BRITISH COLUMBIA IS SPROUTING A VARIETY OF SOLAR PROJECTS THAT ARE WORKING JUST FINE, THANK YOU.
For example, Kimberley has over 300 days of sunshine each year and is the site of the former Sullivan Mine. Now known as the SunMine, the solar farm is located on the Teck Resources Sullivan Mine concentrator site which has been fully reclaimed. Teck provided land and site infrastructure and a $2 million funding for the project.
More funds were raised via BC’s Clean Energy Fund that provided another $1 million through the EcoSmart Foundation, a non-profit foundation based in Vancouver that promotes economically and ecologically smart projects between the public and private sectors. Other supporters chipped in, including the Columbia Basin Trust and the Southern Interior Development Initiative Trust.
To cap it off, a 2011 referendum saw Kimberley voters approve the city borrowing $2 million. For larger solar installation, assembling several partners can make it work. SunMine, costing $5.3 million, is BC largest solar project with 4,032 solar cell modules mounted on 98 solar trackers which follow the sun’s movements. The project, which has won a number of awards, is first solar project in BC to sell power to the BC Hydro power grid. Teck recently bought out the city’s share so they can start the Phase 2 development.
“I think there are probably several of these sites around (e.g. the mine up the hill by Greenwood) that would be excellent opportunities for development,” said John McArthur, who is on the Board of the BC Sustainability Energy Association and is the Community Liaison in the Kootenay District.
To view the full original article by Ellsworth Dickson, click here: https://resourceworld.com/british-columbia-solar-power-generation-proving-successful/
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