Ontario Clean Technology Alliance: Canada's
largest, growing hub of clean tech companies

If your environmental, clean energy or clean technology company is expanding or relocating into the North American market, you need to consider the province of Ontario. Ontario generates 37% of Canada’s GDP and is home to almost 50% of all employees in high tech and  knowledge-intensive industries, including clean energy and clean tech.

Ontario is home to Canada’s greatest concentration of environmental and clean technology companies. According to the 2014 Canadian Clean Technology Industry Report, 35% of clean tech companies in Canada are located in Ontario — 10% more than in any other Canadian province.

Ontario's environmental sector (which includes clean tech) is worth an estimated $8 billion in annual revenues and $1 billion in export earnings. Canada's national clean technology industry revenue is $11.3 billion and projected to grow to $26 billion by 2018. Ontario's clean technology sector serves industries including aerospace, automotive, smart grid and utilities, oil and gas, agriculture and more.

With global markets for clean technology at $1 trillion and poised to triple this decade, Ontario offers a world-leading, highly-educated talent base with excellent growth opportunities, a low-risk business environment, and generous targeted tax credits to global companies seeking growth.

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Canada designs visa to attract startup clean tech entrepreneurs

The Canadian Federal Government plans to create a new class of visa it hopes will attract high tech and other innovation-driven entrepreneurs to immigrate to the country to start new companies, and the Ontario Clean Technology Alliance looks forward to a new generation of clean technology businesses from this initiative.

Here are relevant excerpts on the new visa from a Reuters article published in the Globe and Mail on Sept. 12, 2012:

... A visa that would be issued to people identified by venture capital funds as candidates to create startup firms in Canada. The venture funds would be required to invest in the startups.

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$600 million, 270-megawatt South Kent Wind project example of investments sought by Ontario Clean Technology Alliance at WINDPOWER 2012

The Ontario Clean Technology Alliance is attending WINDPOWER 2012 in Atlanta, GA with news of completed plans for a $600 million, 270-megawatt South Kent Wind joint venture between Pattern Energy Group LP and Samsung Renewable Energy Inc. The Ontario Clean Technology Alliance, a group of 11 regional and municipal partners teamed with federal and provincial trade and innovation ministries, aims to attract more wind industry players to the province. Ontario is the first jurisdiction in North America to introduce a comprehensive, guaranteed pricing structure for renewable electricity generation including on-shore, small and large wind projects.

2012 marks Ontario’s claim as the largest producer of wind energy in Canada among all Canadian provinces, with more than 1,950 megawatts of installed wind power capacity generated by more than 1,000 turbines. By 2018, Ontario expects to install more than 5,600 megawatts of new wind energy capacity, creating 80,000 person years of employment and attracting $16.4 billion in private investment.

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$20 billion in renewable energy investments power Ontario Clean Technology Alliance at the Solar Power International tradeshow in Dallas, Texas

In the same month Forbes Magazine rated Canada as the world’s top country for business, executives from the Ontario Clean Technology Alliance are attending Solar Power International in Dallas to invite environmental technology companies from around the world to participate in the Province of Ontario’s clean technology revolution. Last year, Canada’s largest province installed 168 megawatts of solar photovoltaic capacity, surpassing New Jersey as the second leading North American jurisdiction for new solar projects during 2010.

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Ontario Clean Technology Alliance at Intersolar to attract investment to help meet David Suzuki 2025 solar forecast

Celebrating its 20th year, Germany’s Intersolar tradeshow is the world’s largest gathering for the solar industry, with 75,000 visitors and 2,200 exhibitors. Executives from the Ontario Clean Technology Alliance are attending Intersolar 2011 in Munich this week to attract trade and investment to a Canadian province that the David Suzuki Foundation estimates could see consumer and industrial solar equipment investments by 2025 for 1,236 megawatts (MW) of solar systems, 800,000 solar domestic water heaters, 120,000 solar pool heaters, and passive solar heating in 420,000 new homes.

Regional members of the Ontario Clean Technology Alliance want to show solar energy companies from around the world that Ontario is the best place in North America to expand or relocate their businesses. Ontario offers targeted alternative energy and clean technology incentives, a deep talent pool, and strong and stable economy.

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Ontario Clean Technology Alliance at WINDPOWER 2011 to attract investment as Canada’s most populous province builds out 10,433 MW of wind energy capacity

Anaheim, CA – WINDPOWER 2011 – May 24, 2011 – Executives from the Ontario Clean Technology Alliance are attending WINDPOWER 2011 in Anaheim as the Canadian Wind Energy Association (CanWEA) has declared that the province of Ontario is Canada's wind energy leader. Ontario, Canada’s most populous province with 13.2 million people, boasts 1,636 MW of current installed capacity, a further 2,125 MW based on signed contracts, and applications for an additional 6,672 MW of wind energy development, for a total of 10,433 MW.

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