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Switch Green energy

  1. 1. Green Energy Ontario Cluster SWITCH By: Sean Wong
  2. 2. Green Energy Clusters <ul><li>Switch in Ontario, Canada </li></ul><ul><li>IRED Cluster Org. in Knigston, Germany </li></ul><ul><li>Massachusetts Technology in Massachusetts, USA </li></ul>
  3. 3. SWITCH <ul><li>Develops an alternative energy sector by providing: </li></ul><ul><li>networking </li></ul><ul><li>technical advisory </li></ul><ul><li>project facilitation </li></ul><ul><li>informational services </li></ul>
  4. 4. IRED Cluster Org. <ul><li>Integrate Renewable Energy Sources into the European Electricity Grid </li></ul><ul><li>Represents a total budget of about 35 million. </li></ul><ul><li>More than 100 participating institutions from research, industry and the utility sector are contributing. </li></ul>
  5. 5. The Massachusetts Technology Collaborative <ul><li>Cluster to advance technology-based solutions </li></ul><ul><li>economic growth </li></ul><ul><li>cleaner environment </li></ul><ul><li>By bringing together leaders from: </li></ul><ul><li>Industry, academia, and governments </li></ul>
  6. 6. Ontario, North America's largest solar project <ul><li>build 3 - 5 solar photovoltaic farms over the next 3 years. </li></ul><ul><li>1 farm = enough to power about 2,400 homes </li></ul><ul><li>cost about $150 million to build </li></ul>
  7. 7. Global competition <ul><li>Japan and Germany are world leaders in photovoltaic energy (solar energy) </li></ul><ul><li>This industry will generate 1.4 million high-quality direct jobs over 5 years </li></ul><ul><li>We compete to develop and capture these jobs and brighter future </li></ul>
  8. 8. Price to green energy too high? <ul><li>Majority of people feel green energy saves the environment and saves money </li></ul><ul><li>However, Torontonians are unwilling to pay for initiatives through tax dollars </li></ul><ul><li>Compared to other cities, Toronto is behind approx. 3-5yrs in integrating green energy </li></ul><ul><li>Change perception and attitudes of Canadians towards costs of green energy </li></ul>
  9. 9. Younger Green Attitude <ul><li>Toronto District School Board will install solar panels on school rooftops to generate energy </li></ul><ul><li>Energy will be integrated into electicity grid = &quot;Green Grid&quot; </li></ul><ul><li>Government will pay $.42 per kilowatt-hour as incentive </li></ul><ul><li>Compared to Toronto Hydro charging $.06 </li></ul><ul><li>Target students to change perceptions earlier </li></ul>
  10. 10. Standard Offer Contracts <ul><li>Similar deal is offered for residential areas that install solar panels with 20yr contracts. </li></ul>
  11. 11. Increasing competitive advantage <ul><li>Need support from businesses and individuals to become aware </li></ul><ul><li>Government funding to make it an attractive investment for all </li></ul><ul><li>Increasing integration of educational instituations </li></ul><ul><li>Long term investment for long term gains and savings </li></ul>

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