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The solar industry in Ontario is experiencing unprecedented growth thanks to the Feed-in-Tariff program launched by the Ontario Power Authority in the fall of 2009. For those not familiar with the program, it was designed to stimulate the renewable energy sector as well as reduce our dependence on coal powered generation. A similar program has enjoyed great success throughout Europe. The basic idea is that property owners could install a solar or wind energy system on their property and sell back the electricity to the utility company. The system owner and utility company enter into a twenty year contract where the utility company agrees to purchase the energy produced at a pre-determined rate which is much higher than the price paid by consumers.

The program has produced great success in Ontario over the past two years. Many renewable energy companies from other parts of Canada, Europe and the United States have expanded their operations into Ontario in order for their product to meet the "domestic content" requirements of the program. This in itself has created numerous jobs in Ontario.

Fast growth of an industry does produce some unique challenges. For the renewable energy industry, there is a shortage of trained and knowledgeable solar PV designers and installers. The Canadian Solar Institute (CSI) and her sister company Soleil Power Canada have extensive experience designing and installing both grid-tie and off-grid solar PV as well as solar thermal and wind energy systems. Our instructors have both theoretical and practical experience allowing them to stay current with the latest in renewable energy technology.

Currently CSI is offering an off-grid and grid-tie workshop. The curriculum was designed by Mario Borsato, one of only a few NABCEP certified instructor/installers in Canada. Mario is trained in grid-tie and off-grid solar pv , solar thermal and wind energy systems. From his extensive training and field experience, Mario brings together both the theoretical and technical aspects of design and installation of solar PV systems in an engaging format that is enjoyable and stimulates excellence in learning.

Our workshops are both comprehensive and thorough. The modules will walk you through the basics of energy through to the complexities of solar PV systems and their design and installation. The workshops are intended to educate the beginner as well as the seasoned electrician.

CSI is committed to:

  • Providing high quality education that combines theoretical and practical solar PV training.
  • Teaching with integrity and professionalism.
  • Helping businesses grow within the solar industry.
  • CSI Calendar


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    5 Day workshops


    The 5-Day Solar PV Design & Installation Workshop will provide a thorough understanding of the unique aspects of Solar PV systems design and installation. It will cover the importance of system sizing, component selection as well as good design and installation practices.

    October 23rd - 27th 2017, COTR Cranbrook, BC (Sold Out)

    November 6th - 10th, 2017, Toronto, ON (Sold Out)

    November 27th - December 1st, 2017, Winnipeg, Manitoba (Only 2 Seats left)

    December 11th - 15th 2017, Calgary, AB

    January 8th - 12th 2018, Truro, Nova scotia

    January 22nd - 26th 2018, Toronto, Ontario

    Read more and register online


    Other workshops


    NEW - 2-Day Solar PV Installations and Section 64 of the CEC

    NEW - Small Wind Turbine Workshop - April 4th-6th 2018

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  • CSI Difference


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    ALL instructors are well versed in solar PV theory and are experienced installers.

    Comprehensive curriculum is combined with extensive hands-on participation.

    Industry leading best practices approach to instruction.

    Low teacher-to-student ratio
    (max. 12 students)

    Corporate trainig available at your facility

    Instructor at Cambrian College (Sudbury).

    Facilitated workshop for Seneca College (King Campus).

    Facilitated workshop for Arctic Energy Alliance, NWT.

    Facilitated workshop for Energy, Mines, and Resources Yukon Government.

    Private training also available.

    Contact us for more information.

  • CSI Testimonials


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    “The Solar Institute has been a valued training partner for students interested in expanding their PVT education and knowledge." - Joan MacMillan, Continuing Education, Seneca College

    “Mario is a thoroughly knowledgeable and personable instructor and the Canadian Solar Institute is a positive, professional group of people who are a pleasure to work with. I am going to hire CSI again, as soon as I can. We already have 15 people on a waiting list! Stay tuned!” - Cathy Cottrell Senior Energy Advisor,Energy Solutions Centre, Energy, Mines and Resources Yukon Government

    "We hosted this course at College of the Rockies, and were very impressed with the quality of theory training and practical hands on sessions. We hire instructors from across Canada, and Mario’s enthusiasm for the material and his knowledge of solar systems was impressive. The participants raved about the course and now have the skills to install their own solar system. We’ve become a partner with the Canadian Solar Institute and will be hosting them continuously at the Gold Creek Campus of the College of the Rockies in Cranbrook B.C. We’re looking forward to it!."-Tracey Whiting Manager, Continuing Education and Contract Training
    College of the Rockies, Gold Creek Campus


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