Solar Manufacturing Moves Back to Ontario



    TORONTO, Dec. 12 /CNW Telbec/ - Conserval Engineering Inc. is delighted
to announce an innovative partnership to bring back the production of
SolarWall(R) panels to Ontario, and lay the foundation for further market
expansion of the technology across Canada.
    Using Conserval's proprietary machinery, the world's most efficient solar
technology--in terms of both cost and energy produced--will now be
manufactured locally in the Toronto area in partnership with one of Canada's
leading metal roll forming companies. Both companies are excited to be laying
the foundation for renewable energy driven growth in the province.
    "The SolarWall technology was originally developed and produced with the
support of Natural Resources Canada's CANMET Energy Technology Centre. The
future is bright for companies looking to develop clean energy technologies in
Canada," said the Honourable Gary Lunn, Minister of Natural Resources. "When
this government partners with innovative companies, we ensure that Canada
continues to be at the leading edge of clean technologies as we reduce
emissions and adapt to environmental change."
    Demand for solar air heating in Canada and the United States is rapidly
increasing. This heating process generates a compelling business case, with
respect to both return on investment and the system's life cycle cost savings.
Furthermore, it is ideally suited to commercial, industrial and institutional
clients, which are the largest consumers of energy and emitters of CO2.
    "The solar industry in Ontario is growing rapidly through our programs
and policies --and that is helping to boost the provincial economy, add
manufacturing jobs, and benefit businesses looking for creative ways to
incorporate renewable energy solutions into their operations," said Ontario
Energy Minister Gerry Phillips. "Ontario is committed to providing a good
investment climate for renewable energy initiatives to produce a healthier
future for all residents."
    By combining rebates from the federal ecoENERGY for Renewable Heat
program and the matching Ontario Solar Thermal Heating Incentive (OSTHI),
eligible applicants in Ontario's industrial, commercial and institutional
sectors can offset up to 50 per cent of their installation costs (to a maximum
of $160,000) on qualifying solar thermal systems.

    Conserval Engineering has been delivering custom engineered renewable
energy solutions for the past 30 years in over 25 countries around the world.
Conserval invented the transpired solar collector, which was subsequently
branded as SolarWall(R). Clients include private and public sector
organizations including the US Army, Canadian Government, NASA, Ford, Federal
Express, Wal-Mart and 3M as well as more than 1,000 clients on four
continents.




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