Committed to being a leader in the Solar Thermal Industry, Proterra Solar, established in 2008, in Woodstock, Ontario, is an international supplier of solar thermal technology to the North American renewable energy sector.
From its inception, Proterra Solar has been a committed leader in the solar thermal industry.
Proterra Solar is the exclusive distributor for the German S-Power evacuated tube collectors, which feature the award winning Narva brand evacuated tubes. These leading technologies within the renewable energy field, coupled with the development of distribution and sales agents throughout Canada and the USA, gives Proterra Solar the competitive edge to provide quality and efficient products to the solar thermal industry.
Designed to replace traditional fossil forms of energy, which are facing increasing costs and harmful effects to the environment, solar hot water heating systems are costeffective, require minimal service and save money.
The largest single benefit to the industry is cost containment or cost reductions. A secondary and equally important value will be the significant reduction of CO2 emissions. We take our role in the renewable energy industry very seriously because our products will have an impact on protecting the climate for generations to come states Suni Ball, general manager of Proterra Solar.
Proterra Solar has designed the largest commercial scale solar cooling and thermal heating system in Canada. This system has been constructed at Oxford Gardens, a Retirement Village in Woodstock, Ontario.
Committed to the renewable energy industry, partnering with companies who foresee the importance of alternative energy, providing quality products and service to customers have led Proterra Solar in their commitment to be a leader in solar thermal cooling and heating technologies.
For further information about Proterra Solar, go to www.proterrasolar.com.
Trigon Construction Management is a privately owned firm operating in Southern Ontario since 1997. We provide General Contracting, Design-Build, Construction Management, and Consulting Services to a variety of clients. We are a team that consists of approximately 37 members, committed to one vision Clarity in Construction.
Our Construction Management approach includes: always ensuring design intent, teamwork and leadership, careful observation of physical construction, steadfast documentation and communication, and early resolution of changes and challenges.
We offer clarity in the face of complexity. Trigon masters the comprehensive project with efficient and effective construction solutions to control schedules,delivering quality workmanship, enhanced project design, and detailed job costing. Providing a full slate of advisory level coordination in new construction, turnkey installations, tenant improvements, renovations and maintenance with a number of entities. Trigon employs cutting edge technology fused with experience, problem solving skills and integrity as the central part of every project. For more information visit www.trigoncanada.ca
Zolarayz is an alternative energy company established in 2002, specializing in solar thermal sales, system design and installation. From the start we have chosen to work with only the highest performing collectors on the market.
High performance collectors like the S-Power collectors means heat can be generated on the coldest winter days or overcast days when other collectors won't even perform.
In 2006 we installed a 33-collector system on a 126-bed nursing home in Petrolia, Ontario. This system is for preheating domestic hot water only. All water to be heated passes through a series of 3, 454-litre solar tanks before it passes into 2, 750-litre hot water tanks. If the water in the 5 tanks gets too hot, tempering valves add cold water to bring the temperature down to the target temperature of 140F or 60C as its being used. Besides bath and laundry, they run a meals-on-wheels program thus adding to the hot water requirements from the kitchen. According to Union Gas, since its installation, this system has saved the nursing home 75,000 cubic metres of gas per year.
Our systems are used for domestic hot water, pool heat, hot tubs, building heating, building cooling, dairy sanitation and more, making them the ideal choice for the cloudy and cold conditions often found in south-western Ontario. To learn more visit www.zolarayz.com.
Oxford Plumbing Inc is a leading mechanical company located in Woodstock, and Tillsonburg Ontario. Renewable energy has been a part of our business for the past 7 years. Solar Hot water and Geothermal installations have become a large part of our business, and we are continually searching for the most efficient systems on the market, giving our customers the best options available to them. Oxford Plumbing staffs highly trained plumbers, gas fitters, sheet metal workers, and refrigeration mechanics.
We provide the highest quality of work in installation, and service for the consumer. To learn more about our business visit www.oxfordplumbing.ca
Vacuum tubes made in Germany, NARVA carried out the step in solar technology in mid 2007. About a million vacuum tubes can be manufactured here per shift and year with a new plant.
Due to NARVA's 40-years of experience in the field of glass manufacturing and processing, their extensive knowledge about coating and vacuum processes, as well as experience in the field of glassmetal-compounds, they have been able to realize the production and process very quickly.
Especially the patent-Protected glassmetal-compound between sheathing and absorber makes the product robust and durable.
Through the coating with nanoparticles, the transparency of the glass is once again considerably improved and with that, the effectiveness of the tubes. The certified production in Brand-Erbisdorf includes all the essential production stages.
The tube is made at the company's own glass factory; the prefabrication manufactures the copper absorber units. The assembly of both parts for the finished product takes place at the new plant which was put into operation in 2007.
S-power, the manufacturer of high quality vacuum tube collectors is an international trading company in the thermal solar sector that has the aim of making the developed technologies in the field of vacuum tubes accessible to a broad public worldwide.
The guiding principle of our company is to deliver sustainable concepts for energy supply at economically interesting conditions using ultra-modern solar thermal components and system solutions.
What drives us every day is to make a positive contribution to environmental and climate protection with our products and solutions.
S-power offers solar retail companies qualitatively high value vacuum tube collectors and solar heating systems. S-power develops the vacuum tube collectors exclusively in Germany.
The Deutsche Energie-Agentur GmbH (dena) the German Energy Agency is the centre of expertise for energy efficiency and renewable energy sources. It focuses on the development of sustainable energy systems. dena's aim is to ensure that energy is used in both a national and international context as efficiently, safely and economically as possible with the least possible impact on climate. dena is working with stakeholders from the worlds of politics and business and from society at large to achieve this aim. Shareholders in dena are the Federal Republic of Germany, KfW Bankengruppe, Allianz SE, Deutsche Bank AG and DZ BANK AG.
The dena Solar Roofs Programme for Foreign Market Development was developed by the Deutsche Energie-Agentur GmbH (dena) the German Energy Agency. Launched in 2004 this programme, co-financed by the Federal Ministry of Economics and Technology, supports German solar energy companies entering new markets. Within the framework of the programme reference and demonstration projects are installed on the roofs of designated institutions in the different countries around the world. The installation is accompanied by comprehensive marketing and training programmes. These beacon projects' impressively present high-quality solar technology made in Germany.
The "Renewable Energies Export Initiative" was launched by the German Parliament in 2002 and is run by the Federal Ministry of Economics and Technology. The main objective is to contribute to climate protection by stimulating the acceptance and use of renewable energy around the world.
By showcasing Germany's technical expertise in the field of renewable energy and by organising business trips to and from Germany, the export initiative facilitates business contacts between companies in Germany and abroad. The platform www.renewables-made-in-germany.com provides information about German RE technologies and contact data of German suppliers.