Canada

  • IEA SHC Task 51: Urban Planners Know Little about Solar Energy Potential

    During IEA SHC Task 51, Solar Energy in Urban Planning, the project partners evaluated the legal, process and education issues of solar in urban planning across the twelve member countries. What they found was: Planners and architects know little about the...
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  • Solar Canada 2015, Toronto

    Solar Canada 2015 CanSIA's Annual Conference & Exposition will take place at Metro Toronto Convention Centre from 7 to 8 December 2015. The Conference and Expo is expected to attract solar industry professionals and serious solar energy consumers, including CanSIA members, Manufacturers...
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  • Building Lasting Change 2016, Toronto

    The CaGBC National Conference and Expo, now called Building Lasting Change, the annual green building conference of the Canada Green Building Council will take place in Toronto from June 6 to 8 June 2016. Building Lasting Change 2016 will explore the value of green through the lens of...
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  • EnerWorks Residential Solar Water-Heating (2005)

    This brochure was created by the solar energy company EnerWorks. It exemplifies the consumer- orientated business approach to solar thermal water heating systems for residential use.

    EnerWorks is a Canadian solar energy company. Their brochure highlights the many...

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  • Solar Hot Water for Dairy Barns (2012)

    This presentation was made by Steve Dyck of Guelp Solar Mechanical Inc. It focuses on the use of solar thermal water heating for dairy barns in Canada.

    The presentation starts by explaining the massive potential for the development and widespread use...

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  • Savings from Heating with Solar Air (2009)

    This document was created and published by Gerald van Decker of the Canadian Solar Industries Association (CanSIA). It provides information on what kind of savings can be expected from installing solar thermal air heating systems. For more information on solar thermal...

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  • Solar Heating with Seasonal Storage Canadian Activities (2011)

    This report was created by the Canadian energy research institute CanMET Energy. It is a case study of the Drake Landing Solar Community, and the solar thermal seasonal heat storage system that was tested there.

    The major objective of this project...

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  • Heating your Home with Solar Air (2009)

    This bulletin was written by Brian Specht of the Canadian Solar Industries Association (CanSIA). It provides information on solar thermal air heating for residential buildings.

    Residential solar thermal air heating works by placing collectors on the...

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  • AN Introduction to Solar Pool Heating Systems

    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....

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  • Solar Water for Car Washes (2003)

    This brochure is a case study of the Sonoco Car Wash in Markham, ON Canada, and that company’s experience with solar thermal water heating. Each year, an individual car wash such as this one in Canada releases 30 tons of CO2 emissions due to the use of natural gas in their...

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  • Solar Thermal Community Action – Canada (2008)

    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...

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  • Solar Thermal Case Study: Shouldice Hospital (2012)

    This case study was written by by Gemco Solar. It profiles a solar thermal water heating and air cooling and heating system they installed on the Shouldice Hospital in Thornhill, Ontario, Canada.

    Displacing a natural gas and electric based system,...

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