Calgary, a cosmopolitan Alberta city with numerous skyscrapers, owes its rapid growth to its status as the centre of Canada’s oil industry.

Solar Canada Conference & Exhibition, Canada’s largest and most important solar energy event, is returning to Calgary, Alberta May 8-9, 2019.

Attendees will gain insights into Canada’s changing energy markets and policies; discover revolutionary research and technologies; network with solar innovators; and, receive updates from jurisdictions across Canada.

With recent solar projects going forward at an average contracting price of less than five cents per kilowatt-hour, Alberta is leading the country with the lowest rates on solar energy. Calgary provides an excellent backdrop to discuss Canada’s clean energy future.

“Utility-scale solar is now cost competitive with natural gas, and this is transformative for our industry,” says John Gorman, CanSIA President & CEO. “Achieving Alberta’s 30 percent by 2030 renewable electricity target has just become a lot more cost-effective. This sends a clear signal to energy consumers and governments across Canada that solar is a clean and low-cost energy option.”

Event highlights include:

1. High-profile speakers including the Honourable Amarjeet Sohi, Federal Minister of Natural Resources and Rabia Ferroukhi, Acting Director of the Knowledge, Policy & Finance division at the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA).
2. An expo hall that brings together the entire solar industry supply chain and includes educational sessions, case studies, a dedicated section for startup companies, electric cars and more.
3. Networking events that connect industry stakeholders and encourage business development and partnerships.
For more information and to register, please visit: To receive media accreditation, contact Isabel Payne ([email protected] 613-736-9077 ext. 221).

About CanSIA
Canadian Solar Industries Association (CanSIA) is a national trade association that represents the solar energy industry throughout Canada. Since 1992, CanSIA has worked to develop a strong, efficient, ethical and professional Canadian solar energy industry with capacity to provide innovative solar energy solutions and to play a major role in the global transition to a clean-energy future. Learn more at

About Hannover Fairs (Canada) Inc.
Hannover Fairs (Canada) is a subsidiary of Hannover, Germany’s Deutsche Messe – one of the world’s largest and most active organizers of industrial technology events. Hannover Fairs helps companies expand domestically and internationally through exhibit and sponsorship opportunities at Deutsche Messe’s worldwide portfolio of events, including Energy at HANNOVER MESSE and Canada’s premier wind energy event, CanWEA Annual Conference and Exhibition. Visit for more information.

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