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  • Northland Power acquires DeBu offshore wind project +

    Northland Power has completed the acquisition of the Deutsche Bucht (DeBu) offshore wind project from Highland Group Holdings Ltd. The Read More
  • New shore power system operational in Montreal +

    The City of Montreal is now able to reduce greenhouse gas emissions from cruise ships docked at the Alexandra Pier Read More
  • BioAmber to take full control of Sarnia plant +

    BioAmber Inc. has inked an agreement to purchase Mitsui & Co Ltd.'s minority stake in its Sarnia joint venture. The Read More
  • OCGC names new chief executive +

    The board of directors at the Ontario Capital Growth Corp. (OCGC) has appointed Steve Romanyshyn as its new president and Read More
  • Boralex closes financing for France wind farm +

    Boralex Inc. has closed a $67.9 million financing for the 30 MW Chemin de Grès wind farm in France. The Read More
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Having recently experienced a complete breakdown in customer service with a solar PV installer I am reminded of how critical customer service is to positive brand experience. The reality is that all the efforts that you make in marketing can be undermined very quickly and profoundly with a negative customer service experience.

There are potentially significant opportunities for Atlantic Canada to provide renewable energy to New England, but first there are some equally difficult challenges to overcome, according to Power Advisory LLC president John Dalton.

 The restrictions on erecting ground-mount solar energy systems on lands abutting lands zoned for residential is likely the biggest concern facing solar energy developers in Ontario. But there are others that are causing equal frustration among the solar developer community.

Tim Gilbert, the lawyer representing SkyPower Ltd. in its judicial review of the Feed-in-Tariff Program rules, says that if the language around the land-use restrictions for ground-mount solar remains in the FIT rules, anywhere from 100 to 115 of SkyPower’s projects will become ineligible.