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Canadian Solar Industries Association

AN Introduction to Solar Pool Heating Systems

Submitted by Raquel Ponte Costa on June 20, 2015

This report was prepared by the Canadian Solar Industries Association and provides a basic overview of solar pool heating systems specific to Canada.

Benefits of using solar pool heating systems are explained in the report as well as advantages of solar vs. gas heaters and heat pumps.

The document gives five reasons why Canadians should use solar heating; Solar saves on pool heating costs, solar extends your swimming season, solar equipment is durable, solar requires less maintenance and solar energy is good for the environment.

Solar Thermal Community Action – Canada (2008)

Submitted by Raquel Ponte Costa on June 15, 2015

This is an action manual presented by the Canadian Solar Industries Association (CanSIA) presented in 2008. The manual follows an agenda which starts with the solar thermal basics and applications and moves on to why solar thermal energy can succeed in Canada. It mentions the best economic choices for commercial and residential solar thermal systems and includes a solar resource assessment chart. This displays a map that is color-coded for the amount of solar radiation annually in Canada.

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