Air Heating

  • Canada: New Standards for Solar Collectors

    Canada: New Standards for Solar 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...

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  • Canada: Ups and Downs in different Application Areas

    Canada: Ups and Downs in different Application Areas

    After experiencing high growth in 2008, Canada’s solar thermal industry had to cope with mixed results in 2009. The Survey of Active Solar Thermal Collectors, Industry and Markets in Canada (2009), conducted by Natural Resources Canada in the period from December 2009 to March 2010, shows...

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  • USA: Iron Workers International Union launches Solarwall Training Programme

    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

    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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  • 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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  • Canada Committed to Solar Thermal Energy

    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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