​Solar West 2015 conference attendees. Credit: CanSIA
​Solar West 2015 conference attendees. Credit: CanSIA

Toronto, Canada (September 22, 2016) – The Canadian Solar Industries Association (CanSIA) and Hannover Fairs (Canada), Inc. announced that the Solar West 2016 conference program will focus on a wide range of Western Canadian topics of interest to the North American and international solar energy community.

In particular, the conference will spotlight Alberta’s recent announcement to procure 5000 megawatts (MW) of additional renewable energy by 2030. The Solar West conference brings energy industry executives and professionals from around the world together to network and discuss the latest climate change issues and solar energy outlook.

“Alberta is North America’s next big solar market,” said John Gorman, President and CEO of CanSIA. “With a strong commitment from Government and a world-class solar resource, it’s the ideal new environment for both solar companies and traditional energy companies to grow their businesses, whether focused on utility-scale, residential or anywhere in between. Energy executives who want to be market leaders and take advantage of this fast growing market will find that Solar West is the best place to secure information and build relationships,” added Gorman.

As part of this year’s Solar West conference program, Shannon Phillips, Minister of Environment and Parks in the Alberta Government, is invited to present the opening morning keynote speech on October 6, 2016. Solar West will address details about the technology, creation of new jobs, and the Government of Alberta’s timeline for the province’s commitment to create an additional 30 percent of its electricity from renewable resources.

“Solar West 2016 is the best global showcase to experience this growing renewable energy market up close,” said Larry Turner, President of Hannover Fairs (Canada), Inc., the Deutsche Messe subsidiary and organizer of Solar Ontario, Solar West and Solar Canada in partnership with CanSIA.

For more information on attending Solar West please go to the conference registration link at http://solarwestconference.ca/register/. CanSIA’s next industry event is Solar Canada 2016, Canada’s largest solar energy trade show and conference. Solar Canada 2016 will be held from December 5-6 at the Metro Toronto Convention Center North Building.

Media Contact:
Kathy Zoeller
Mattson Communications, Inc.
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About CanSIA
The Canadian Solar Industries Association 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 sustainable, clean-energy future.

About Hannover Fairs (Canada), Inc.
Hannover Fairs (Canada) develops and manages a portfolio of events. Working closely with its clients, Hannover Fairs helps them maintain their competitive position on and off the event floor. The company’s programs reflect the global scope of Deutsche Messe’s activities.

Derick Lila
Derick is a Clark University graduate—and Fulbright alumni with a Master's Degree in Environmental Science, and Policy. He has over a decade of solar industry research, marketing, and content strategy experience.

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