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Canada: New Standards for Solar Collectors

Submitted by Baerbel Epp on December 21, 2010

 Yoursolarhome Air collectors” Canada overhauls its standards for solar collectors: The Public Review Draft of the new F378 Series has currently been posted to the CSA Public Review website. Comments can be submitted until 29 January 2011. The F378 Series includes liquid based collectors, as well as all types of solar air collectors.
Photo: Yoursolarhome

Canada: Best Efficiency Scores for new perforated Glazed Air Collector

Submitted by Baerbel Epp on July 4, 2010

 Christian Vachon” It looks quite simple, this perforated, transparent plastic cover Christian Vachon, President of Enerconcept Technologies, is holding in his hands. The above-shown cover, however, achieved the best performance factor ever reached in the collector ranking of the Canadian Standards Association (CSA).
Photo: Stephanie Banse

Canada: Retrofit Programme Ends Earlier than Expected

Submitted by Baerbel Epp on May 3, 2010

“Effective by 1 April 2010, the ecoEnergy Retrofit – Homes Program is no longer accepting bookings for pre-retrofit evaluations” – it was this statement by Natural Resources Canada (NRCan), which surprised the entire solar heating and cooling sector in Canada. The residential rebate programme had initially been intended to run over a period of four years and was expected to have sufficient funds to accept all applications until the end of March 2011.

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