Solar Power: News & Free Workshop on Ontario’s Feed-In Tariff 2.0 Program Aug.28, 2012

This video presents “Jamieson Solar Project In Windsor:

  • John Falls, VP of global operations, Jamieson Laboratories, talked on Tuesday, July 31, 2012 in Windsor, Ontario, Canada, about the company’s latest roof-top solar project:

Solar Power: News & Free Workshop on Ontario's Feed-In Tariff 2.0 Program Aug.28, 2012
Solar Power: News & Free Workshop on Ontario’s Feed-In Tariff 2.0 Program Aug.28, 2012

Solar 101 Workshop

What you need to know about the Feed-In Tariff (FIT 2.0) Program

FREE Admission

Tuesday August 28, 2012

6:00pm (light refreshments will be served)

Windfall Ecology Centre
93A Industrial Parkway South

Aurora, Ontario, Canada

Please click here to RSVP:

Windfall Ecology Centre invites you to join their Solar Advisors to:

  • Discuss and consider the benefits of generating green energy from a renewable source and selling it for a guaranteed price
    • You can be part of Ontario’s growing green energy movement, make money and contribute to a cleaner environment
  • Learn that if you are a homeowner, farmer or small business owner, you have the opportunity to develop a very small or “micro” renewable electricity generation project (10 kilowatts or less in size) on your property:
    • Under the microFIT Program, you will be paid a guaranteed price for all the electricity your project produces for at least 20 years.
  • Also discuss opportunities for community-scale solar projects under the FIT Program (10 kilowatts or greater)
  • Explore the basics of solar energy
  • Learn about the new rules for Ontario’s Feed-In Tariff programs
  • Discover the benefits of community power and examples of successful projects around the world
  • Version 2 of microFIT Now Open!

    • On July 12, 2012, the Ontario Power Authority posted final microFIT Program rules, contract and other program documents.
      • They will now be accepting applications from both existing and new applicants.

REpower Course Registration Now Open!

  • REpower “integrates and covers the basics of renewable energy, energy efficiency, and water conservation into an applied program, prepares the participants for job readiness and career development in the green economy.
  • REpower Ontario is a learning program that orients, trains, and connects eager participants with employment and self-employment opportunities and provides insight into what is possible and what is driving rapid growth in the new green economy.”

Windfall Ecology Centre Contact Info:


Toronto: 416.465.6333

Toll Free: 1.866.280.4431

Fax: 905.727.0491


Above, Jamieson Solar Project: On Tuesday, July 31st, the Honorable Chris Bentley, Ontario’s Minister of Energy made it official: Jamieson is moving off the grid!
Above, Jamieson Solar Project. On Tuesday, July 31st, the Honorable Chris Bentley, Ontario’s Minister of Energy made it official: Jamieson is moving off the grid!

Some great news about solar power:

  • The rooftop solar project at Jamieson Laboratories’ softgel  manufacturing plant in Windsor is one of the largest rooftop solar projects to come online since Ontario’s Feed-In Tariff program  was introduced:
    • This rooftop solar project, to be completed this fall, will have a total of 4,500 solar panels.
    • Once completed, this project will generate 1.3 megawatts of clean electricity — enough to power 120 homes each year.
    • During its peak construction period, this project is expected to create about 70 jobs.
    • Through the manufacturing, construction and installation of this project, Solar Power Network is partnering with suppliers in Windsor, Mississauga, and Wallaceburg.

Did you know that Ontario is home to the largest solar projects in the country and is the leading solar energy producer in Canada?

  • Ontario has about 500 megawatts of solar PV (PhotoVoltaic) capacity online and has more than 1,600 megawatts of additional solar PV (photovoltaic) capacity under contract.
    • This is expected to produce enough electricity to power over 250,000 homes.
  • In July 2012, Ontario’s electricity system experienced the highest monthly summer demand since August 2007.
    • The province’s system also saw peak daily demand reach 24,600 megawatts.
    • “Careful infrastructure planning and the successful integration of many clean energy generation and transmission projects onto the provincial electricity grid have helped the province stay on top of electricity demand while phasing out coal-fired generation by 2014.”
  • Since 2003, Ontario has brought more than 10,000 megawatts of new and refurbished clean energy online from sources like wind, solar and bio-energy.
  • Eliminating coal-fired electricity in Ontario is the single largest greenhouse gas reduction measure in North America.

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