The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly of Roof-Mounted Solar Panels

March 26, 2015 -

CSC London Chapter Dinner Meeting

When: Thursday, March 26, 2015
Time: Cocktails: 6.00 pm
Dinner: 6.30 pm
Speaker: 7.30pm
Where: Saffron's Culinary School Restaurant
Fanshawe College A-Block
1001 Fanshawe College Blvd
London, ON
Cost: $45.00 per person

As the world's population and demand for energy increases, more focus is being directed towards developing efficient, safe, and cost-effective renewable energy sources for both commercial and residential building applications. Photovoltaic (PV) Solar Energy as a mature technology has seen an increase in global production and markets, of more than double in recent years. In 1986, Dr Laaly of Canada's NRC predicted that the use of solar energy could provide free energy for every home. Experience has shown that solar energy is far from free and the losses from failure of solar companies and roofing systems are in billions of dollars. This presentation discusses the good, the bad and the ugly of roof mounted solar panels.

Presented by: Douglas C. Fishburn
A graduate of O.A.C., now known as the University of Guelph, Douglas Fishburn RRO, GRP has over 40 years of building envelope, construction and design experience. He is President of his Professional Engineering Firm, Fishburn Building Sciences Group Inc., which holds a dominant position in the field of roofing, waterproofing and building envelope technology. The firm consults on the design, inspection, testing and maintenance of roofing, waterproofing and building envelope systems.

Mr. Fishburn is a past President of the Ontario chapter of the Roof Consultants Institute (RCI) and has held the position of Regional Director of RCI and is a member of the Education Committee, Chapter Development Committee and Nominating Committee for RCI. He was the author of the Chapter Development Handbook and was instrumental in developing the RCI Vegetative Roofing education program.

He has also presented technical papers to numerous International Building Symposiums and contributed technical articles to professional trade journals, such as Plant Engineering, the Canadian Architect and Specifications Canada. He sits on a number of Canadian General Standard Board (CGSB) and the Canadian Standards Association (CSA) committees, which formalize standards for construction products. Mr. Fishburn has lectured at universities and also provided training seminars & workshops for trade organizations, universities and government bodies.

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Allan Taylor,
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