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  • H2O Innovation subsidiary lands new deals in US +

    H2O Innovation Inc.’s operation and maintenance (O&M) services subsidiary Utility Partners LLC (UP) has renewed two contracts and extended the Read More
  • EDC offers new green bond +

    Export Development Canada’s (EDC) latest green bond has been priced. Set at $500 million with a 1.8 fixed rate, the Read More
  • Capital Power moving ahead with New Frontier Wind +

    After Capital Power Corp. inked an agreement to sell 87% of the electricity generated from the yet to be constructed Read More
  • General Fusion takes new step towards reactor design +

    Vancouver’s General Fusion has hired two industry veterans to help lead the company through the development of a proof-of-concept fusion Read More
  • Federal, Ontario governments take big step in reducing diesel reliance in FN communities +

    The $60 million in federal funding to connect the Pikangikum First Nation to Ontario’s electricity grid is a major step 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.