Renewables & Alternatives

Eco-Solar Home Tour

Jun 1 2013 - 6:00pm to 10:00pm

From the Eco-Solar Tour website:

When is the Tour?

The 14th annual Eco-Solar Home Tour is on Saturday June 1, from noon until 4 pm. You will be able to soak up the first-hand experience of homeowners and other experts with a wide variety of energy and water resource-saving technologies in new construction and retrofit applications.


Read More


various locations Edmonton , AB

Eco-Solar Tour of Energy Efficient Buildings

May 28 2013 - 6:00am to May 31 2013 - 6:00am
Jun 3 2013 - 6:00am to Jun 6 2013 - 6:00am

From the Eco-Solar Tour website:

After many years of arranging tours of homes in Edmonton, the Eco-Solar Tour is branching out to commercial buildings. This year we will be conducting the second Eco-Solar Tour of Energy Efficient Buildings.


Read More


various locations Edmonton , AB

AWA Tuesday Talk - Bat Conservation: White-nose Syndrome and Wind Turbines

May 15 2013 - 1:00am

with Dr. R​obert Barclay

It's a tough time to be a bat!  Come learn about two conservation issues that are posing serious challenges for bat populations: White-nose syndrome and wind turbines.  We will be joined by Dr. Robert Barclay who will discuss the consequences of these two factors on Alberta species and ecosystems.

$5 Adults, $1 Children Read More


Hillhurst Room
455 12 Street NW
Calgary , AB

The Future of Transportation: Symposium & Car Show

Apr 27 2013 - 5:00pm to Apr 28 2013 - 12:00am

The Solar Energy Society of Alberta and the Northern Alberta Institute of Technology are teaming up to offer a day-long symposium on alternative transportation options including electric, hybrid, biodiesel, human-powered, hydrogen and solar technologies.

The event will include a dozen informational workshops, music, solar baked cookies and a solar technologies demonstration trailer. The workshops will cover such topics as: how to convert a gas vehicle to electric, cold-weather battery performance and a carbon footprint analysis of various alternative technologies. Read More


11790 106 Street NW
T5G 2R1 Edmonton , AB

Public Education Meeting — From Coal to Renewable Energy: Lessons Learned and Best Practices from Ontario

Feb 11 2013 - 9:00pm to 11:00pm

Speakers: Lois Corbett & Dr. Tim Weis 

  • 2-3pm: Public Education Meeting (Room 210)
  • 3-4pm: Discussion (Room 402) - limited to 20 participants, first-come, first-served 

On January 10, Ontario announced that by the end of this year, it will become the first jurisdiction in North America to shut down its coal fleet. This marks the conclusion of a successful transition in just over a decade – ahead of schedule – from relying on coal for 25 per cent of Ontario’s electricity supply to ending entirely its use of coal, while committing to cleaner electricity.

  • What were the factors that led the Ontario government to phase out coal?
  • What conditions facilitated the development of the Green Energy and Economy Act as a platform for the development of the renewable energy industry in Ontario?
  • What are the lessons learned from the Ontario experience, and how can these best practices be translated into the Alberta context?

Lois Corbett and Dr. Tim Weis will address these questions and provide an inspiring and instructive overview of the Ontario story, and how we in Alberta can benefit. Read More


Room 210, EEEL (Energy, Environment, Experiential Learning) Building
University of Calgary (campus maps at
Calgary , AB

Grid-Tie Solar Systems: A Forum For Solar Installers

Jan 24 2013 - 2:00am

Free presentation and discussion. No registration required. Refreshments at 6:30 pm+

Three solar installers and an electrical inspector will be offering short presentations and a panel discussion on issues of interest to the grid inter-tie solar industry. Read More


CN Theatre Rm 5-142, 105 Street Building
Grant MacEwan University City Centre Campus (105 Street and 105 Avenue)
Edmonton , AB

Calgary Environmental Education Tours presents: Rethink Energy!

Dec 7 2012 - 9:00pm

This is a Calgary environmental event not to be missed! On Friday December 7th, for only $7, take part in a tour of SAIT's Green Building Technologies lab and current projects, followed by a post-tour workshop and dinner at the CommunityWise Resource Centre. Speakers from diverse organizations in Calgary will present their experiences working in the field of renewable energy. Food (meat, veggie, and gluten free pizza) and drinks (beer and/or juice) are included in the affordable-for-all ticket price! Read More


Calgary , AB

Solar Seminar: Light Up Alberta – Premium Pricing for Alberta Microgenerators

Oct 25 2012 - 1:00am to 2:30am

Speaker: Lana Marinkovic – Utility Network
Details:  (780) 378-6178 Read More


CN Theatre - Rm 5-142
Grant MacEwan University City Centre Campus (105 Street Building)
Edmonton , AB

Class & Tour: Solar Energy — Direct Uses

Sep 5 2012 - 12:30am

A Six-week Evening Course

Date: September 4 – October 9, 2012 (Tuesdays)
Time: 6:30pm-9:30pm
Instructor: Rob Harlan, Executive Director
Solar Energy Society of Alberta
Cost: $250
Contact: 780-378—6178
[email protected]
Read More


Room 7-138
Grant MacEwan University City Centre Campus (107 Street Building)
Edmonton , AB


Subscribe to Renewables & Alternatives