Green Technologies & Alternative Energy

Kingston has one of the fastest growing alternative energy communities in North America. With a focus on sustainable growth, Kingston is a leader in Green Technologies (wind, solar, bio fuel) and offers companies a strong connection to local research and training partnerships, an abundant supply chain and access to markets. Ontario's generous R&D Tax Credits, Feed-in Tariff (FIT) and Solar Thermal Programs, Kingston is an obvious choice for green energy business investment. 

 Trade and Commerce Report 2009

The Green Capital of Canada
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Kingston has the most intense research and development activity and the highest level of government granting agency funding per capita, than any other city in Canada. Our internationally renowned post-secondary institutions offer a variety of focused programs and initiatives to support green technology business in Kingston. 

Research & Training Partnerships

Queen's University 
  • Thin Film Research Centre
  • Sustainable Bio-economy Centre
  • Institute of Energy and Environmental Policy
  • GreenCentre Canada - national centre of excellence for the development & commercialization of green chemistry technologies
  • PARTEQ Innovations research commercialization office
  • Innovation Park at Queen's University research facilities
St. Lawrence College
  • Alternative Energy Technician training and trades programs
  • Wind Turbine Technician course (unique in Ontario)
  • Known as the Solar College of Canada
  • Energy Systems Engineering Technology course

Royal Military College of Canada


  •  Strengths in engineering and renewable energy
Research & Technology Presence
  • 30+ independent research laboratories
  • SWITCH - Kingston's alternative energy cluster
  • ELORIN - Eastern Lake Ontario Regional Innovation Network
  • Kingston Technology Council

Available Supply Chain Sectors

 Aluminum Disposal Inverter & Electric Supplier
 Aluminum Anodizing Engineering Logistics
 Concrete Bases/Footings Environmental Consultant Racking - Fabrication & 
 Construction Installers Raw Silica

To learn more about why your green technology company should do business in Kingston and how you can access the research and incentive opportunities available, please contact us.