Niagara – May 19, 2016 – The Canadian Solar Industries Association (CanSIA) celebrated solar industry leaders and innovators at the annual Game Changer Awards Gala. The awards recognize the excellence of the many individuals and organizations that have helped the solar energy industry mature by pursuing the path that will lead us to an even brighter future.

“Solar energy is a leading solution for the world’s climate challenges,” said John Gorman, CanSIA President and CEO, “The 2016 solar industry Game Changer award winners, have showcased their creativity, ingenuity and passion in providing best in class products and services, as Canadians’ demand more progressive action on climate and energy issues.”

Partnered with CanSIA, Women in Renewable Energy (WiRE) presented the Woman of Distinction Award for Solar to Dr. Joan Haysom for her consistent outstanding leadership and significant contribution to the expansion and improvement of the power sector.

CanSIA firmly believes that those who stand above and rise to the challenges of our industry must be celebrated. After receiving numerous nominations in all categories, CanSIA accomplished the difficult task of selecting the following winners:

Solar Industry Leader
Jordan Hoogendam, President, Senior Engineer, Zon Engineering Inc.

Emerging Solar Leader
Mike Skirzynski
Noel McDonald

President’s Solar Award
Fidel Reijerse, President, RESCo Energy Inc.

Solar Adopter
Imaginea Energy Inc.

Solar PV Project of the Year
Canadian Energy

Project Finance Innovation
Panasonic Eco Solutions Canada Inc.

Community/First Nations’ Solar Project
Alderville First Nation Solar Inc.

Solar Service Excellence
Toronto Hydro

Solar Thermal Project of the Year
Kleinfeldt Mychajlowycz Architects Inc.

Smart Energy Management
PowerStream Inc.

Solar Developer
Grasshopper Solar Corporation

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