September 2019

Solar Energy

Status: Advanced registration is now closed. A limited number of registrations will be accepted at the door.
Date: Thursday, September 5, 2019
Time: 8:00 AM-8:30 AM: Registration and Hot Breakfast
8:30 AM-12:00 PM: Solar Energy
Location: Hyatt Regency 655 Burrard Street Vancouver, BC V6C 2R7
Presenter: Michel de Spot, P.Eng. 
President and CEO, EcoSmart Foundation
Credit: Eligible for 3.5 CE Hour(s) of Informal Learning
Cost: Engineers and Geoscientists BC Registrant Early Bird Price: $199.00 + GST = $208.95 until Aug 22, 2019

Engineers and Geoscientists BC Registrant Regular Price: $249.00 + GST = $261.45

Non-Registrant Price: $249.00 + GST = $261.45

Student Price: $124.50 + GST = $130.73
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Contact: Shirley Chow | Professional Development Specialist
Direct: 604.412.4865
Toll Free: 1.888.430.8035 ext.4865
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Email: [email protected]
This course will introduce the fundamental knowledge required to design, engineer, and build solar photovoltaic (PV) projects in BC.

Seminar Description

This course will introduce the fundamental knowledge required to design, engineer, and build solar photovoltaic (PV) projects in BC.

Learning Objectives

In this seminar, you will learn:

  • How it works,
  • How to calculate the yield,
  • What are the most current technologies available,
  • How to improve system efficiency,
  • How much does it cost,
  • How to calculate financial returns, and
  • How to maintain it.

Target Audience

Anyone interested in the various aspects of solar PV: design, implementation, installation, policies, financial, etc.


Michel de Spot, P.Eng.

President and CEO, EcoSmart Foundation

Michel is the co-founder, current president and CEO of the EcoSmart Foundation, (www.ecosmart.ca and www.ecosmartsun.com), a not-for-profit organisation that helps to implement green practices and clean technologies with a focus on solar energy.

He is a past-president of the Sustainability Committee of the Engineers and Geoscientists BC, a LEED accredited professional, and the co-chair of the Clean Energy BC (CEBC) solar committee.

Michel has extensive experience in solar energy and was the main driver behind ‘SunMine’, the first large-scale solar PV plant in BC. SunMine won numerous awards including APEGBC’s Sustainability Award and the prestigious ‘Engineers Canada Award for outstanding Engineering project.’

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