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Canadian Solar Industries Association L'Association des Industries Solaires du Canada www.cansia.ca Ontario in 2010: Solar Leader Developed world’s largest.

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2 Canadian Solar Industries Association L'Association des Industries Solaires du Canada Ontario in 2010: Solar Leader Developed world’s largest solar park in Sarnia, Ontario – 80 MW project. Installed 170 MW of solar power – second only to California in total capacity.

3 Canadian Solar Industries Association L'Association des Industries Solaires du Canada Ontario – Leading the Solar PV Charge  Ontario Green Energy and Green Economy Act  Create 50,000 green economy jobs  Phase out coal by 2014  Long Term Energy Plan (10,700 MW of Renewables by 2018)  Ontario Feed in Tariff (“FIT”) Program  Launched October 1, 2009  20 year contract terms  Local Content Requirement (60% starting in 2011)  2 Year Program Review occurring in 2011

4 Canadian Solar Industries Association L'Association des Industries Solaires du Canada Ontario Feed In Tariff (FIT) Program  Multi-tiered Solar PV Tariffs - FIT Rates (Cdn $)  Up to 10 kW Rooftop.802 /kWh  Up to 10 kW Ground Mount.642/kWh  10 – 250 kW Rooftop.713/kWh  250 – 500 kW Rooftop.635/kWh  Over 500 kW Rooftop.539/kWh  Up to 10 MW Ground Mount.443/kWh Source: Ontario Power Authority (http://fit.powerauthority.on.ca/)http://fit.powerauthority.on.ca/

5 Solar in Ontario: Manufacturing 30+ manufacturers have established or expanded facilities in Ontario due to the Green Energy Act: Solar PV Modules Racking and Mounting Inverters

6 Canadian Solar Industries Association L'Association des Industries Solaires du Canada Solar in Ontario: Economic Benefits Job Creation: 8,200 jobs created to date Growing to 11,400 in ,000 cumulative jobs by solar manufacturing facilities established or expanded Investment: $2 billion of private money invested to date Growing to $12.8 billion by 2018

7 Canadian Solar Industries Association L'Association des Industries Solaires du Canada Solar in Ontario: Job Creation

8 Canadian Solar Industries Association L'Association des Industries Solaires du Canada Ontario: Challenges Going Forward  Developing Industry Capacity  Transmission / Distribution Capacity  Ensuring Connection Capabilities  Training and Education  Research and Development

9 Canadian Solar Industries Association L'Association des Industries Solaires du Canada Ontario: Challenges Going Forward  Ongoing Stability  Sending the right signals to the marketplace  Concern about Ontario provincial election and impact on FIT Program  2 Year FIT Program Review  Continuous monitoring and program improvement (e.g. REA process)  Public concern regarding ratepayer impact

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12 Canadian Solar Industries Association L'Association des Industries Solaires du Canada Contact Details Emily Wood Canadian Solar Industries Association 215 Spadina Avenue, Suite 424 Toronto, ON. M5T 2C7 Tel: Fax: Social Media: Like CanSIA & Stand up for Solar on Facebook, follow us on Twitter and join my network on Linkedin.


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