Canada

  • Renewables for Heating and Cooling (2007)

    This document, prepared by the International Energy Agency, comes as a follow-up of the 2006 seminar “Renewable heating and cooling – from RD&D to deployment technology and policy” aimed at exploring guidelines and policy initiatives to boost technology development and market deployment for...
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  • Solar Canada 2010, Toronto

    The CanSIA Trade Show and conference takes place from 6 to 7 December 2010 in Toronto, Canada. The conference will include industry and technical updates, government activities (all levels), R&D and attracting investors. It is designed especially for solar industry members, government...

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  • Record Year 2008: Global Market Growth of 35 %

    Record Year 2008: Global Market Growth of 35 %

    In 2008, the global solar thermal market grew by a significant 35%. The main reasons behind such a strong upward trend were the high growth rates of glazed water collectors in China (+35 %), Europe (+63 %) and North America (+42 %). Graphic: AEE Intec

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

    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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  • USA: A.O. Smith, Rheem and Bradford White discover Solar Technology

    USA: A.O. Smith, Rheem and Bradford White discover Solar Technology

    The three major US-American water heater manufacturers - A.O. Smith, Rheem and Bradford White – are pushing into the solar thermal sector. All of them specialize in solar water heaters in the size of 60 / 80 and 120 gallons. Rheem and A.O. Smith additionally offer entire kits by purchasing...

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  • Canada: Retrofit Programme Ends Earlier than Expected

    Canada: Retrofit Programme Ends Earlier than Expected

    “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...

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  • USA Market Statistic: China as Biggest Collector Importer

    USA Market Statistic: China as Biggest Collector Importer

    About 200,000 m2 of flat plate and vacuum tube collectors were shipped throughout the US-American market in 2008, according to the annual statistics of the Energy Information Administration (EIA). The annual report was published in January 2010, four months later than announced...

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  • Canada: Steep increase in unglazed Solar Collectors in 2008

    Canada: Steep increase in unglazed Solar Collectors in 2008

    The Canadian solar thermal market is taking up speed:  Natural Resources Canada (NRCan) published the preliminary results of a market survey that found the number of installed collector area to have doubled in 2008, from 61,000 to 125,000 m2. Source: NRCan

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    Christian Vachon at ESTEC 2009

    This is an interview made during the 2009 ESTEC conference in Munich, Germany with Christian Vachon, founder and President of the Canadian Enerconcept Technologies. Vachon speaks about solar air collectors.

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  • Manufacturer Founds Air Collector Association SAHWIA

    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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