WISE Public Lecture

Wednesday, May 29, 2024 1:30 pm - 2:30 pm EDT (GMT -04:00)
WISE Public Lecture poster

Please join WISE for their Public Lecture featuring Steve Dyck, the president of Guelph Solar. He will be giving his talk on Solar Powering Ontario's Clean Grid Economy.

Solar Powering Ontario's Clean Grid Economy

Solar power provides local energy solutions for Ontario families, businesses, and communities. We will explore some of the technical, economic, and regulatory barriers to solar becoming Ontario and Canada's energy superpower.  The costs of the equipment continue to fall as the efficiency, durability, and features of local low-carbon solutions increase.  Increased grid usage can lower distribution costs per kWhr - if smart clean technology is embraced.  Solar generation, EVs, and heat pumps are key to reducing our carbon emissions but transitioning regulatory barriers into regulatory improvement requires persistence and technical competence. Join in a conversation about the grid of the future. 


Steve enjoys politics, especially working to bring the left and right together, is active in the Citizens Climate Lobby, and was a candidate in the 2011 provincial and 2019 federal elections. He enjoys morning walks along Guelph waterways with his partner and wife Vera, who is a psychotherapist. For Steve, giving back to the community gives him joy. He is involved with Syrian sponsorship, Bridges Out of Poverty, multi-faith initiatives, and FairVote. Steve founded Guelph Solar in 2009 after a fulfilling career in the automotive industry.

Steve Dyck portrait