News Release: CanSIA welcomes FIT announcement signaling ongoing commitment to renewable energy

OTTAWA March 22, 2012 – The Canadian Solar Industries Association welcomes today’s announcement signaling the Ontario government’s continued commitment to the province’s growing renewable energy sector through the FIT program.

“The price cuts to the FIT program are very aggressive,” said Michelle Chislett, CanSIA Chair.  “We are confident in our industry’s ability to adapt and innovate, but the government will have to ensure the efficiencies in the application and approvals process announced today are implemented appropriately. This is especially true for the microFIT segment.”

“CanSIA members, through our Working Group structures will be working closely with government to stream line the process and create the efficiencies that are needed to ensure we have a sustainable industry that is creating jobs in this province,” she added. Solar PV creates about 
25
 jobs per 
installed 
MW, an estimated 5 more jobs per MW than non-renewable energy sources.[i]

The Canadian Solar Industries Association is a national trade association that represents approximately 650 solar energy companies 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.

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Contact: Sylvie Powell, MédiaLane Communications Inc. (613) 290-1497

 


[i] Source:
The
 Economic
 Impacts
 of 
the
 Solar 
Photovoltaic 
Sector 
in
 Ontario
 2008‐2018, 
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2011
 ClearSky
 Advisors
 Inc.