“We are honoured to be named 'Canada’s Solar Distributor of the Year' again. Receiving this award recognizes the hard work our team has put into both our business and the business of our clients - professional solar installers across Canada.”

- Dave Egles, President, HES PV

Mississauga, Ontario November 14, 2018 – The Canadian Solar Industries Association (CanSIA) - a national trade association that represents the solar energy industry throughout Canada, celebrated its leaders and innovators on November 14th at the 2018 Game Changer Awards Gala. The Game Changer Awards recognize significant contributions to the solar industry over the last year, and excellence in service, outstanding leadership, and innovation.

The Canadian Solar Industries Association honoured Victoria-based HES PV with the “Solar Distributor of the Year” award.

HES PV was founded in 2008 by the former owner of SPS Energy Solutions, Dave Egles. Egles has spent his entire career designing and installing solar electric systems, including systems to power Coast Guard light stations on both coasts, park facilities in the high arctic, and most recently, rooftop and ground mount solar system for homes and farms all across Canada. This is the second time HES PV has won the solar distributor of the year award and the 4th National award for the company including CanSIA’s Solar Project of the Year in 2009 - a 74kW solar system for the T’Sou-ke Nations in Sooke, BC; and CanSIA's Solar Pioneer Award given to Dave Egles in 2012.

“It is great to see Canadians eager to adopt rooftop solar systems at this incredible rate”

says Egles.

“Despite the low electricity prices in Canada, the trend to take control of rising energy costs is made much easier for consumers since solar electric power has become so affordable. Residential solar system prices have dropped significantly in the past 10 years due to the global solar boom, and more and more Canadians are taking advantage of this wonderful technology. We are proud of the progress we have made to make solar electricity cheaper than utility power all across Canada through training, innovation and offering superior solar products”

“We are especially pleased to be recognized by CanSIA for distribution excellence. Our team of 39 dedicated solar professionals are helping Canadian businesses install better, cheaper, and more reliable solar systems. This award shows their hard work is paying off”.

The renewable energy sector has enormous potential to reduce energy costs for residences and commercial operations, and to produce quality, well paid, jobs in all regions of Canada

About HES PV - HES PV is a Victoria-based technology company, specializing in solar electric systems for homes, farms, and businesses. HES PV has worked with installers all over Canada and the Territories. The company also has facilities in Edmonton & Calgary Alberta; Winnipeg Manitoba; Toronto & Barrie, Ontario. HES PV founder, Dave Egles, began his career in the solar industry in 1988 as the first commercial applications were being developed. Egles connected the first net-metered, grid-connected solar house to join British Columbia Hydro’s Net Metering Program. HES PV has a staff of 39 people.

Contact: Dave Egles - degles@hespv.com 250.882.1533