Frederic Pouyot
Solar Energy Society of Canada Inc.
P.O. Box 173
207 Bank Street
Ottawa, ON K2P 2N2

Frederic Pouyot has been involved with renewable energy since the eighties. As early as 1984, Frederic was already conducting solar feasibility studies for public pools for the “Conseil d’Architecture, d’Urbanisme et d’Environnement” and then worked for the leading national Manufacturer of Solar Energy in France. Frederic was contracted by the “Agence Francaise pour la Maitrise de l’Energie” as a solar energy auditor. In the late eighties, Frederic was president of Solar Service International and then became president of The Green Power Network at the turn of the century. Frederic started GPEKS in the fall of 2002. Since then, Frederic initiated and managed dozens of renewable energy feasibility projects, and has been active on projects in developing countries, especially Africa. Frederic has worked extensively with the Canadian Solar Industry Association (CanSIA) on various outreach and technical education projects. Frederic was commissioned by CanSIA to co-develop the Canadian Certification curriculum for Installers of Solar Water Heating equipment, developed the first set of exams for that certification, and wrote 45 technical articles for CanSIA. Frederic has led RE project analyses for many clients. Frederic led the development and delivery of over a dozen courses and 3 project feasibility analysis programs covering 9 different clean energy technologies. These courses have been delivered across Canada, the US, South America, Europe, Africa and Asia. In 2005, Frederic’s company entered into a partnership with Willis College, and they became the exclusive education partners of the international Association of Energy Engineers (AEE) to offer clean energy feasibility courses and the only official “Education Partner” of IEEE to offer Clean Energy Course. Frederic is the President of the Solar Energy Society of Canada Inc. Frederic is an authorized RETScreen trainer, and a trainer of trainers in RETScreen. Frederic obtained an Undergraduate degree in solar from the Université de Perpigan, a Business Administration degree from Université de Limoges, an International Trade degree from the Université de Nice, a Degree in International Policies from the Brussels based European Institute of High International Studies, the Project Management Masters Certificate from Université du Québec en Outaouais and the Professional Project Management Certificate from Learning Tree International.

Bruce Donovan

Solar Energy Society of Canada Inc.
19 Bethel Drive
Sherwood Park, AB
T8H 2H1
(780) 995-5567

Bruce has been involved with renewable and solar energy since the 80s. In 1982 he had a solar house built near Nipawin, Saskatchewan. Since then he has been lobbying the Saskatchewan Government to have Net Metering and finally this year it has happened. He was an Environmental Education Consultant in the Saskatoon Catholic School system in his early years of teaching. He was a teacher in the Nipawin School Division and promoted Environmental Education in his Science classes.

Since Bruce has moved to Sherwood Park he is on the executive of the SESCI-NAC (Solar Energy Society of Canada Inc. – Northern Alberta Chapter. He has recently (since last summer) been on the executive of SESCI (Solar Energy Society of Canada Inc.) and is the webmaster for that organization. He helped set up the Solar Energy Society in Calgary. Bruce ran the reception desk at the SESCI conference in Calgary last June. He has been working closely with SESCI-NAC and the TWS (Telus World of Science) in Edmonton to help put on Solar seminars at the TWS.

Bruce has worked as a Solar Consultant for Sally Rice of Edmonton when she was retrofitting her house to include. He has been hired by a house building company in the Calgary area to be a Solar consultant for 12 houses that they are planning to build.

Brent Crowhurst

RE Program Coordinator
Falls Brook Centre
Knowlesville, NB
E7L 1B1
(506) 375-4310

Brent Crowhurst holds a Bachelors of Applied Science in Computer Engineering from the University of Waterloo. He worked for several years as an integrated circuit designer in Nashua, New Hampshire with Cypress Semiconductor before deciding to switch gears and move into the grass roots promotion of renewable energy. Brent has been the Renewable Energy Program Coordinator at the Falls Brook Centre in Carleton County, New Brunswick since 2005. His duties and responsibilities in this role have included developing hands-on Energy Education kits for middle and high school students, operating the Climate Change Bus; an interactive educational display on wheels, teaching theory/practical aspects of small scale RE systems in the “Energy Empowerment” workshops, supervising the development and operation of a small scale Bio-diesel production facility, giving presentations and workshops on Climate Change, Energy Efficiency, and Renewable Energy to local municipalities, business, and school and community groups, performing general maintenance, repair, and installation of on-site renewable energy systems including New Brunswick’s first netmetering demonstration site, coordinating the One-Tonne Community Challenge project in Carleton County and participating in several provincial and national renewable energy networks and alliances. Brent has attended and helped develop Renewable Energy training courses at the Kortright centre. Brent recently completed RETscreen software training with the intent of becoming a trainer himself with a focus on the New Brunswick agricultural sector. Brent spent the winter of 2006/2007 in Denmark as a Trainee at the Nordic Folkecenter for Renewable Energy.