SolPowered Energy Corporation Announces Merger with iSolara Solar Power


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17 July 2014

Ottawa, Ontario, Canada – iSolara Solar Power and SolPowered Energy Corporation are proud
to announce the merger of their firms, creating a new local market leader in Solar energy
systems. The new Company is poised for significant growth in the Solar energy markets in Ontario, which means creating more skilled jobs in Ottawa and the surrounding region.
“Solar markets in Ontario are entering a new growth phase, one that will see a massive uptake in the urban & suburban markets, with a particularly bullish forecast for the Eastern Ontario
region” said Warren Abar, President of iSolara Solar Power. “By combining the talents and
experience of our two teams, we stand ready and well-prepared to respond to the needs of any size client, from individual homeowners to large multi-site institutions.”
The pent-up demand for Solar generation in the Ottawa area had been unlocked just this year by removing the grid constraints at the Hawthorne Regional Centre. “Thanks to the Hawthorne transmission system upgrades, the Eastern Ontario grid is now open for business”, according to Mike Perrault, CEO of SolPowered Energy. “Many of our customers and partners have been very keen to install Solar projects right here in Ottawa, and now they will get their opportunity. With this merger, we have everything in place to help them succeed in reaching their goals.”

Although the Solar industry in Ottawa has been around for 15+ years, it received a kick-start in October 2009 with the introduction of the Ontario government’s Feed-In Tariff program. This program makes it financially worthwhile for property owners to generate electric power from the sun, and then sell it into the grid at a fixed price for 20 years. This has led to strong growth in the Solar energy sector, which in turn has created skilled local jobs for renewable energy
engineers, solar installation technicians and customer care specialists. Many of these positions are being filled by recent graduates from brand new programs offered at our local Colleges and Universities, which have quickly mobilized to meet this new demand.
Interested parties can learn more about the Company at www.isolara.com and about the Feed- In Tariff Program at www.powerauthority.on.ca

About iSolara Solar Power
iSolara Solar Power is the leading solar System Integrator in Eastern Ontario. We serve
residential and commercial customers from Belleville to the Quebec border.
The Company was founded in 2003 by Warren Abar, a Professional Engineer licensed in the
Province of Ontario. To date we have sold & installed over 500 solar energy systems comprising 4 MW of clean renewable power generation. Our vision is to enable every citizen, business and organization to invest in green energy solutions. Visit us at www.isolara.com

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SolPowered Wins a Second Gold Business Award!


SolPowered has taken another trophy home! We are the proud winners of the 2012 RGA’s Prix d’excellence for New Business of the Year! Thank you to everyone who has contributed to our success. This award, along with our recent win at the Ottawa Business Achievement Awards, shows that SolPowered’s dedication to clean energy and community really do make a difference.

Congratulations to all of the winners, finalists and nominees. SolPowered is proud to be part of such an innovative group of business leaders in the National Capital Region.

We are so proud to be recognized – for the second time – for our expertise, commitment to environmental stewardship, community outreach, and excellent service. Navigate our website to learn more about our unique initiatives, such as our groundbreaking firefighter safety training program.

At SolPowered, we give you power. We give you returns. We give you our word.

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Elizabeth McDonald Joins the SolPowered Team


SolPowered Energy Corp. is pleased to welcome Elizabeth McDonald as Senior Advisor Corporate Development. Elizabeth is a highly accomplished individual with more than 20 years of leadership, management and trade association experience—most recently as an expert in the Canadian solar energy industry and a global advocate for sustainable, clean energy solutions.

“We welcome Elizabeth’s knowledge and background,” says Mike Perrault, Co-Founder of SolPowered. “Not only has she held many leadership, senior and advisory positions, but she has also been instrumental in developing and promoting sustainable energy policies that will benefit Canadians for years to come.”

Prior to joining SolPowered, Elizabeth served as Executive Director and President of the Canadian Solar Industries Association (CanSIA), (2007-2011). During this time, she worked closely with the Ontario Government (Solar Task Force and FIT/Micro-FIT Advisory Committees), the Electricity Sector Council and the Ontario Sustainable Energy Association (OSEA). She was also named an Investment Canada Champion by the Department of Foreign Affairs and International Trade Canada (DFAIT) and travelled extensively throughout North America and overseas as a solar advocate and spokesperson.

Elizabeth says, “I am excited to be working with a locally owned solar energy company. SolPowered is exactly the kind of company that the Government of Ontario’s FIT Program envisioned.”

SolPowered Energy Corporation is a Canadian solar energy developer that installs, operates and maintains medium and large photovoltaic (PV) solar systems on building rooftops. Named the winner of the Gold 2011 Ottawa Business Achievement Award for New Business of the Year and a finalist in the upcoming Prix d’excellence awards 2012 hosted by the Regroupement des gens d’affaires de la Capitale nationale (RGA), SolPowered is recognized as an innovator of renewable, sustainable and profitable green energy solutions—and dedicated to promoting and growing solar rooftop projects as a social, economic and environmental phenomenon across Canada and in other countries. SolPowered’s mission statement is, “We give you power, we give you returns, we give you our word.”

To learn more about SolPowered’s success stories or for more information:

Suzanne Cyr, Co-Owner and VP Sales & Marketing, SolPowered Energy Corporation
Office: 613-454-4444, ext. 102 / Cell: 613-299-2988
E-mail: scyr@solpowered.com / Website: www.solpowered.com

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Near Optimal Performance at St Isidore Arena


On the afternoon of Thursday January 26th, despite moderate cloud cover and a high of only -5 degrees Celsius, St Isidore Arena managed to produce a peak of 98.3kW out of a total maximum potential of 100kW. As we can see from the photo below, the shading from one row of panels does not touch the following row. We can also see how the HVAC and chimney do not cast shadows on the panels either, clearly demonstrating the expertise with which SolPowered has designed the system.


Also worth noting is that on January 15th, even with the panels completely covered by a thick blanket of snow, the Arena managed to operate at nearly half of its total efficiency, peaking at 43.1kW.

All of this data was recovered using the custom monitoring solution that SolPowered has installed at the Arena, which is offered to all of its clients and provides detailed information on daily production.

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SolPowered Wins the Gold!


SolPowered Energy Corp. is the proud winner of the 2011 Ottawa Business Achievement Award for New Business of the Year! We wanted to take this opportunity to thank everyone who has helped make this possible, and to congratulate our fellow winners in the Silver and Bronze categories, as well as all the finalists and nominees.

All of our hard work has paid off, and we are exceptionally proud of our entire team for their continued dedication and perseverance. It has been a great solar year for us with many of our FIT and microFIT installations having reached commercial operation, and we look forward to continuing to move this green initiative forward.

The future is bright for the solar industry across Ontario; request your free proposal today to be a part of our growing success story!

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