SOLutions - Fall/Winter 2011 - (Page 51)

Feature DRIVING LONG-TERM GROWTH ExPLORING PERFORMANCE-BASED SOLAR THERMAL INCENTIVES A PERFORMANCE-BASED INCENTIVE program for solar thermal water and air technologies in Ontario would help the province maintain its leadership in the sector and provide a costeffective option for meeting its aggressive long-term energy conservation goals, says CanSIA. Association representatives met with officials from Ontario’s Ministry of Energy in August to discuss the feasibility of implementing a feed-in-tariff structure for solar thermal technologies that would compensate producers for the displacement of natural gas and electricity on a $/kWh basis. “This meeting was really a very first step in terms of educating the Ontario government about this kind of incentive,” says Wesley Johnston, CanSIa’s director of policy and research. continued on page 52 ❝We see this as an opportunity to gain a lot more information and understanding that can be relayed to other provinces, municipalities ❞ and utilities across Canada. — CanSIA Director of Policy and Research Wesley Johnston S Lutions Fall/Winter 2011 • 51 http://www.cansia.ca

Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of SOLutions - Fall/Winter 2011

About CanSIA
On the Right Track
SOLAR CANADA 2011
Pushing the Envelope
A Solar Tax Credit
Community Power Groups
Teaching the Standard
Cutting Through the Haze
Driving Long-Term Growth
Overwhelming Interest
Proof is in the Pilot
Green Energy Gets the Green Light
Built for Light Loads
Membership Bloom
What CanSIA Does for Your Organization
Solar Calendar
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