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SunPump Solar – Press Releases

We are pleased to release the following news announcements on SunPump breakthroughs and accomplishments for public distribution with a link back to our web site

January 2016

Can You Really Catch Legionnaires Disease At Home?

January 12th, 2016|

Legionnaire's disease is a nasty illness. Symptoms include fever, chills, a bad cough, muscle aches and headache, making Legionnaire's disease similar to a bad case of pneumonia. The illness is caused by inhaling droplets of water containing the legionella bacteria, which lives in warm, stagnant aquatic environments. For most people in the developed world, this means that legionella lives in water tanks and air conditioning systems containing stagnant water that is hot, but not too hot. While statistics tell us that there tends to be only a handful of cases of Legionnaire's disease per 100,000 people, every now and again [...]

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Radiant Floor Heating: Comfort and Efficiency

January 8th, 2016|

Radiant floor heating has been around in some form or another since as early as 5,000 BC, when Korean and Chinese neolithic people would draw hot air from fires through trenches dug in the ground. We know all about Roman Hypocaust underfloor heating, a fascinatingly modern looking system that pumped hot air underneath the floors of wealthy Roman citizens and in Roman bathhouses. In more recent times, radiant floor heating (particularly water heated, hydronic radiant heating) is undergoing somewhat of a renaissance. A heating system that was once considered a luxury of the especially wealthy has not only [...]

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December 2015

‘Hydricity’ and Solar: Clean Tech’s Newest Hybrid

December 29th, 2015|

Researchers from Purdue University have unveiled a new hybrid solar concept that they claim could produce renewable, carbon-free solar energy 24 hours a day. The model combines so-called 'hydricity' - a process by which hydrogen atoms are separated from super-heated water to produce energy - with more traditional solar thermal processes. The result is a system that could generate solar energy during the day while simultaneously trapping and storing hydrogen atoms. This hydrogen could then be used at night to generate additional energy when the sun is not shining. "In the round-the-clock process we produce hydrogen and electricity [...]

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The $1 Trillion Solar Pledge You Haven’t Heard Of

December 28th, 2015|

The renewable energy world has been basking in the success of the Paris Climate Conference for the past few weeks. However, the most significant solar energy related news might have come on the conference's first day and has so far gone by relatively unnoticed. Amid the exciting, ground-breaking creation of a global 'high ambition coalition' and the setting of 1.5C as a target for limiting climate change, India and France announced a $1 trillion solar pledge and unveiled the International Solar Alliance on the very first day of the conference. The fund, to be drawn from the more than 120 countries that make [...]

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Canadian Solar Companies Benefit from U.S. Incentive

December 23rd, 2015|

On Friday, Dec. 18th, United States president Barack Obama signed into law a bill that sees the U.S. Investment Tax Credit (ITC) system extended beyond 2020. The ITC, which had been scheduled to end in 2016, provides tax credits for homeowners and commercial business owners who want to install solar renewable energy systems on their property. While the extension of the ITC extension is obviously good news for those within the U.S. who wish to move to solar, the positive effects of the extension are set to ripple around the world. Canadian solar companies are particularly well placed to benefit [...]

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Solar Adds Thousands Of Dollars To Property Value

December 22nd, 2015|

As solar PV and solar thermal heating systems become more affordable, more cost-effective and more popular, it has become possible to examine the resale value that solar installations add to residential properties on a large scale. By comparing bills with traditional, non-solar heat or electricity sources, it has always been a relatively easy task to examine month-by-month savings made by solar systems. Until recently, however, there was very little information available as to how much resale value is added to properties that have solar PV or solar thermal systems installed. Now a large study by the Lawrence [...]

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Solar Sector Growth Hits Record High In U.S.

December 21st, 2015|

A report from GTM Research and the Solar Energy Industries Association (SEIA) suggests that the final months of 2015 will be a record-breaking quarter for solar sector growth in the United States. If correct, this puts 2015 in line to be the best year in U.S. history for the solar sector. Second quarter figures already broke all previous records, and continued growth in the third quarter suggests that this trend is set to continue until the end of the year and beyond. Solar Sector Growth Increasing Steadily “Year after year, we’re seeing the demand for solar energy in America skyrocket, and the benefits that brings to both our nation’s [...]

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Remove Snow From Solar Panels: Tips

December 18th, 2015|

In colder climates, winter has long been viewed as a major hindrance for solar panel owners. In order to maximise exposure to sunlight, solar panels are typically positioned on high, often inaccessible rooftops. While the inaccessibility of the panels is usually not a problem for most of the year, solar panel owners can be left scratching their heads when they leave their homes and look up to see their hard to reach panels covered by snow. Not only are the panels missing out on sunlight, but easily accessing and cleaning them of snow can be a real headache, especially when everything outside [...]

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Vancouver Clean Tech Sees Chinese Group Invest $15M

December 16th, 2015|

Chinese technology investment group Hanhai Zhiye is launching the China Canada Clean Tech Innovation Centre (CCCIC), and will provide up to $15 million of venture capital investment for Vancouver clean tech companies in 2016 alone. The innovation centre will also provide Vancouver clean tech companies with access to China's enormous and quickly growing market for clean energy and clean technology. Opportunities and Investment for Vancouver Clean Tech Companies “China invested a record $83 billion in renewable energy last year, leading the world in that investment, as well as being the largest investor in cleantech globally,” said Mayor of Vancouver [...]

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Canada Unaware of Climate Change ‘High Ambition Coalition’

December 15th, 2015|

Canadian environment and climate change minister Catherine McKenna had, until Wednesday, December 9th, apparently not heard of a coalition now consisting of over 100 nations that has been working together to secure robust climate change reform for the past 6 months. When asked her opinion of the so-called 'high ambition coalition' McKenna, currently participating in the Paris Climate Conference (COP21), said simply; "Well, I would need to know more about it, so unfortunately I can’t answer right now.” McKenna's lack of involvement with the group, which now consists of the United States, the E.U. and a host of African, Caribbean and other [...]

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100 Million Fund Announced for B.C. Tech Startups

December 14th, 2015|

British Columbia Premier Christy Clark has announced the creation of a $100 million venture capital fund designed to stimulate growth for promising B.C. tech startups. The fund will give younger, smaller B.C. tech companies access to capital, allowing them to grow and develop more quickly. The investment follows in the footsteps of 2008's $90 million B.C. Renaissance Capital Fund, which focused on clean tech, life sciences, information technology and digital media. “B.C.’s technology sector is consistently growing faster than the overall economy, making this the perfect time to catch the wave and help smaller companies join in the ranks of economy [...]

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Global Carbon Dioxide Emissions Dip As Solar Soars

December 10th, 2015|

Global carbon dioxide emissions have dipped, a paper published in the journal Nature Climate Change has claimed. According to the journal, growth in carbon dioxide emissions slowed to a crawl over the past two years, despite continued economic growth. In 2015, global carbon dioxide emissions not only remained stagnant, but actually fell slightly. The news has reinforced the optimism being generated by the Paris Climate Convention (COP21) which, despite some recent resistance from countries such as Saudi Arabia and China, seems likely to solidify historic global reform in the fight to counteract climate change in the coming days. The main findings of [...]

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February 2015

Solar Heating Game Changer Award

February 4th, 2015|

The Solar Heating Game Changer Award has had nominations for SunPump as a recipient. While the Honor is appreciated, the dates do not see us being in Toronto on March 26th for the award ceremony. Solaris does look forward to nailing some really disruptive SunPump solar heating projects and technologies for the coming year, so look out 2016! SunPump is a Night & Day Difference in Solar.™ Solaris makes the SunPump, a hybrid combination of solar and heat pump. We have solved the three big problems of solar: high cost, high intermittency, and low yield. SunPump is 1/4 [...]

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