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Solar Logix honour first eight adults as certified solar array installers

SAULT STE. MARIE, November 22nd: “It was a proud moment and an honour to be present here at the Batchewana Learning Center, to give our first eight adults certificates as Certified Solar Array Installers” says Gerry Bugyra, General Manager of Solar Logix, Sault Ste. Marie. Bugyra went on to explain that all either candidates had to go through 80 hours of extensive classroom and “on site” training. “Batchewana First Nations now has certified installers to move forward in an aggressive area of employment within First Nations, locally and provincially and beyond” says Bugyra. Each Solar Array Installer is now certified with First Aid/CPR, Fall Arrest and solar array installation capabilities. Representing Batchewana First Nations of Ojibways, Chief Dean Sayers and Bugyra, made the individual presentations to the successful candidates with many family and friends attending the ceremony. “When work becomes available, Solar Logix now has locally trained people to bring on board immediately and our plan is to train more in the future” says Ken Ervin, Solar Logix SEI Manager. Solar Logix has hired Kieran O’Neil to head their Educational, Training and Development Department, offices located at 123 March Street. Bugyra went on to explain that the hold up with many of their microFIT and FIT applications and projects here in Sault Ste.Marie and area, is the approvals from the Ontario Power Authority. The review process that is presently on going is expected to be completed early January 2012. At that time, the OPA will be releasing the new policy and rates to all Ontarians. In 2009 the government introduced the Green Energy Act 2009 to make Ontario greener and create jobs. “Sault Ste. Marie is fast becoming and respected at the Alternative Energy Capital of North America and Solar Logix is happy to be here creating jobs and working locally with all people and businesses” said Bugyra.

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