CanSIA and SunEdison fund students to build industry future

    OTTAWA, Nov. 14 /CNW Telbec/ - The Canadian Solar Industries Association
in partnership with SunEdison, North America's largest solar energy services
provider, are sponsoring five university and college students from across
Canada to participate in the upcoming CanSIA Solar Conference 2007 in Toronto,
Nov. 19 - 20.
    "Offering this opportunity to the youth that will make up Canada's
renewable energy future is the fulfillment of a personal goal," said Elizabeth
McDonald, CanSIA Executive Director. "Providing students with a chance to
witness and discuss the business, government, research and community
developments that will be presented at our conference is invaluable to our
country's future success in this area."
    According to Thomas M. (Tom) Rainwater, SunEdison CEO, "The key to the
future of our planet is a common understanding among generations of the
contribution that renewable energy, like solar, can provide. As a leading
solar energy provider, we want to help educate the next generation about
solar, and also to learn their perspective on our energy future. Through these
two-way conversations with Canadian students and with all citizens, SunEdison
better understands how to best serve our current and future energy needs."

    CanSIA and SunEdison will be hosting the following students:

    - Dianne Perkin, York University, Master of Environmental Studies,
      Planning Stream & Business and Environmental Graduate Diploma;
    - Peter Litster, York University, Master of Environmental studies,
      Diploma in Business and Sustainability;
    - Susanne Cardwell, University of Calgary (Alberta), Graduate student in
      Communications and culture - developing a thesis on the marketing and
      communications issues related to sustainable energy with an emphasis on
    - Claire Beckstead, University of Waterloo, Master of Environment and
      Resource Studies; and
    - John Poole, Energy Systems Engineer, St. Lawrence College.

    About SunEdison

    Sun Edison LLC is North America's largest solar energy services provider.
SunEdison provides solar-generated energy at or below current retail utility
rates to a broad and diverse client base of commercial, municipal and utility
customers. For more information about SunEdison, please visit The company headquarters is located in Beltsville, Md.

    About CanSIA

    The Canadian Solar Industries Association's mission is to develop a
strong, efficient, ethical and professional Canadian solar industry, able to
service an expanding domestic energy market, to provide innovative solar
solutions to world energy problems, and to play a major role in promoting the
transition to a solar energy future worldwide.

For further information:

For further information: Sylvie Powell, MédiaLane Communications Inc.,
(613) 290-1497,; SunEdison contact: Rob Wyse, (212)

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