Tag Archives: solar thermal

Heart of America Group – Holiday Inn & Suites East Peoria (Solar Water Heating for Hotel Industry)

During the same business trip which allowed me to stay at the Hilton Garden Inn in Olathe, KS  (see blog post here) I was able to arrange a stay at another hotel which had installed Enerworks Inc. solar hot water panels (also built by Heart of America Group – http://www.heartofamericagroup.com/).  This hotel brand was a Holiday Inn & Suites situated in … Read More

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Entrepreneurial Award for 2014

I’m very proud to share that both John Rood and Nik Van Haeren have been nominated for the entrepreneurial award for 2014 http://www.woodstocksentinelreview.com/2014/10/23/woodstock-chamber-of-commerce-announces-business-awards-of-excellence-finalists  Nik Van Haeren (http://ca.linkedin.com/in/nikvh) is the president of Enerworks Inc. and has transformed the company into a multiline manufacturer and integrator of solar thermal technologies which include S-Power evacuated tube collectors, Enerworks flat panel collectors and Enersol … Read More

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Solar Hot Water Heating VS Propane Heating

Propane (LP Gas) has had a relatively stable price history over the last few years with the average price increase from 2009-2013 averaging 3.5%.  The recent extreme cold weather has created both a supply challenge with Propane (LP Gas) deliveries and a spike in the purchase cost with prices jumping 46.3% in Southern Ontario and 20.5% in Northern Ontario from … Read More

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Enerworks Inc. is proud to announce that it has been granted seven new SRCC™ OG-300 certifications for the SPECTRUM line of solar hot water packages with double wall heat exchangers.  Enerworks OG-300 certified solar hot water systems feature patented over heat protection to extend glycol life in addition to a patented back flush mechanism, which automatically cleans the heat exchanger every time hot water is used.  The addition of these OG-300 certifications will open up installation … Read More

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Save When You Invest In Sustainable Energy


Businesses in Canada view investments in capital equipment differently based on their particular needs.  When looking at investing in renewable energy projects companies often overlook potential savings which can be achieved through measures other than upfront grants or rebates for purchasing this equipment. As an example, many companies often overlook the accelerated capital cost allowance under Class 43.2 of the … Read More

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Customer Service and Green Technology


I was recently asked to travel to Puerto Vallarta, Mexico at the last minute to assist in the troubleshooting and commissioning of a large Enerworks solar thermal system located at the Grand Luxxe Resort & Residences.  Due to urgency, a request from our manufacturing partner, S-Power who is located in Germany, asked us to support our installation partner, Desmex. When I … Read More

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Solar Hot Water Heating on the island of Haida Gwaii


 I travelled to the remote islands of Haida Gwaii to oversee the installation of the Enerworks collectors one site.  After 15 flights and 28,000 km – a 5 week span between April 1 and May 8 – The trip was a remarkable experience. The Haida Gwaii nation has installed 6 residential  systems(3 in Old Masset, 3 in Skidegate). I met with Trent Moraes, the Housing … Read More

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Enjoying the Pool This Summer?


I was having a chat with a friend of 20+ years who was telling me his parents (who I”ve also known for 20+ years) had not used their pool much the previous year due to cool weather and were considering purchasing a gas pool heater or heat pump to heat their pool but they were concerned about the high costs … Read More

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Learning from Teaching


This week I had the unique opportunity to visit Fairbanks, Alaska and its surroundings. The official purpose of the visit was to introduce local contractors, architects, home owners and building officials to the benefits of solar heat. In reality I learned just as much, if not more from my audience as they did from me. If you’re asking yourself whether … Read More

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Partner and Customer


On a recent trip to San Diego I had the pleasure of meeting up with the President of Synergy Companies (www.synergycompanies.org).  His company not only installs enerworks residential solar hot water heaters but he is also a personal customer of enerworks solar water heating.  We were working with Jasen, one of his local technicians, to optimize the energy savings of his system … Read More

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