Renewables & Alternatives

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Integrating Wind and Solar: The German Experience

Oct 9 2013 - 1:00am to 3:00am

Germany is at the forefront of the intelligent integration of wind and solar power into the existing electricity supply system.

Renewable power generation is variable, relying on the availability of wind and solar. With increasing amounts of variable power generation, power systems require new methods of balancing supply and demand as well as new approaches of grid operation. Read more about Integrating Wind and Solar: The German Experience

Location

Art Gallery of Alberta, Ledcor Theatre
2 Sir Winston Churchill Square
Edmonton , AB
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The Sun is Rising in Canada: The Opportunities and Challenges

Sep 27 2013 - 1:00am

Speaker: Jared Donald Chair, Canadian Solar Industries Association

Free presentation and discussion. No registration required. Refreshments at 6:30 pm Read more about The Sun is Rising in Canada: The Opportunities and Challenges

Location

CN Theatre Rm 5-142
Grant MacEwan University (105 Street Building)
Edmonton , AB
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EcoLiving Tour

Jun 8 2013 - 3:00pm to 9:00pm

From the EcoLiving website:

This is a great opportunity for home buyers to see the technology installed and working; ask questions about costs; and ask questions about successes and challenges.

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Location

various locations Calgary , AB
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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.

 

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Location

various locations Edmonton , AB
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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.

 

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Location

various locations Edmonton , AB
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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 about AWA Tuesday Talk - Bat Conservation: White-nose Syndrome and Wind Turbines

Location

Hillhurst Room
455 12 Street NW
Calgary , AB
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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 about The Future of Transportation: Symposium & Car Show

Location

NAIT
11790 106 Street NW
T5G 2R1 Edmonton , AB
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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 about Public Education Meeting — From Coal to Renewable Energy: Lessons Learned and Best Practices from Ontario

Location

Room 210, EEEL (Energy, Environment, Experiential Learning) Building
University of Calgary (campus maps at http://www.ucalgary.ca/map/)
Calgary , AB
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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 about Grid-Tie Solar Systems: A Forum For Solar Installers

Location

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

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