Conserval Engineering

  • Ed Murray

    USA: SHC Alliance Board to Represent all Technologies

    The Solar Heating and Cooling Alliance within the Solar Energy Industries Association (SEIA) has had an extended board since February 2016. Five industry representatives declared their candidacy and were subsequently elected: Bill Guiney from Artic Solar, Bob Leckinger from FAFCO, Les...
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  • Canada: Collector Manufacturers Have High Expectations of New Government

    Since October, a new government has been at the helm in Canada under Liberal Prime Minister Justin Trudeau. Trudeau's conservative predecessor, Stephen Harper, who had been in office for nine years, had encountered increasing criticism by the Canadian population because of his climate-...
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    John Hollick, Solar Wall & SAHWIA, at SHC 2013

    This is an interview made during the conference SHC in Freiburg, September 2013, with John Hollick. John Hollick is the President and CEO of the Canadian company Solar Wall and Chairman of SAHWIA (Solar Air Heating World Industry Association).

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  • Canada: Solar Air Heating is strongest Sector

    2010 was a good year for the solar thermal industry in Canada. The total newly installed collector area (brown line) grew by 54 %, from 129,418 to 199,491 m2. Air collector sales (red line) doubled and - for the first - overtook the solar swimming pool market (blue line), which...

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  • USA: Iron Workers International Union launches Solarwall Training Programme

    North America’s iron workers gain knowledge in green technology: In October, the International Iron Workers Union announced that it has developed the first Solarwall installer training programme for their members. The certified solar air heating training programme covers commercial and...

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  • Canada: Best Efficiency Scores for new perforated Glazed Air Collector

    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...

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  • Manufacturer Founds Air Collector Association SAHWIA

    Air collector companies exist very much in the shadows of the manufacturers of water collectors. Therefore a Solar Air Heating World Industry Association (SAHWIA) is necessary. But not all manufacturers are pleased with the procedure that lead to the association’s founding. Photo:...

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  • Canada Committed to Solar Thermal Energy

    The first solar seasonal storage facility on the North American continent: Since September 2007, 52 single-family homes at the Drake Landing Solar Community in Okotoks near Calgary have been heated using 800 collectors of the Canadian manufacturer Enerworks and a ground reservoir with...

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