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Queen’s University Students Join Team Ontario for Solar Decathlon

A team comprised of students from three Ontario institutions including Queen’s, is one of only 20 collegiate teams to earn a place in the US Department of Energy’s 2013 Solar Decathlon Competition. Team Ontario is a partnership among Algonquin College, Carleton University, and Queen’s University and will bring students from a variety of disciplines together… Keep Reading


Queen’s Study: Solar Power Cheaper to Produce than Most Analysts Realize

The public is being kept in the dark about the viability of solar photovoltaic energy, according to a study conducted at Queen’s University. “Many analysts project a higher cost for solar photovoltaic energy because they don’t consider recent technological advancements and price reductions,” says Joshua Pearce, Adjunct Professor, Department of Mechanical and Materials Engineering. “Older… Keep Reading


Forbes Ranks Canada #1 for Business, Credits McGuinty’s HST

Yesterday, Forbes magazine ranked Canada as the best country for business – moving up from fourth spot last year – in part due to the introduction of the harmonized sales tax last year in Ontario and British Columbia. Canada overtook both New Zealand and Hong Kong, which placed second and third in the overall rankings,… Keep Reading


Kingston Featured in Sustainable Energy Commercials

This week, the Ontario Sustainable Energy Association (OSEA) is releasing two television ads that profile the benefits of an Ontario-made green energy economy. The TV advertisements (one embedded below) will run from September 16th until October 4th and were shot on location in Kingston and the surrounding area, including Seeley’s Bay and Tweed. The ads… Keep Reading

Ontario Liberals Create 50 Solar Jobs in Kingston

The Ontario Liberal Party is funding Centennial Global Technology to grow its Kingston solar manufacturing business and creating 50 new jobs in Kingston.  This is in addition to the 10 new jobs created earlier this year by Centennial Global Technology, which announced its expansion into Kingston in late 2010. This provincial government support will enable… Keep Reading

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Tonight, Kingstonians Can “Stand Up for Solar”

Tonight, Thursday July 21, Kingston area residents are invited to participate in an important discussion that directly impacts the local community. SWITCH (bringing new life to energy) is hosting a presentation and discussion given by Stand Up for SOLAR, an initiative of The Canadian Solar Industries Association (CanSIA), about the positive benefits and impacts of… Keep Reading

Science & Tech

Queen’s Developed Solar Technology Certified in U.S. and Canada

A breakthrough solar photovoltaic technology has been awarded certification for use in Canada and the United States. The technology, a compact solar microinverter, enables more reliable, efficient power generation from solar PV systems. Microinverters are the heart of solar installations, converting direct current, harvested by the panel, into alternating current compatible with the electric utility… Keep Reading


Queen’s University Developing Solar Panel Testing Facility

Sustainable energy experts from Queen’s University are leading a multi-partner project aimed at finding out how different weather conditions, including heavy snowfall, impact the effectiveness of solar panels. “The solar photovoltaic industry around the world is growing at an unprecedented rate, but there’s very little available information shared about the performance of solar cells in… Keep Reading

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