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Registration opens for Renewable Heat: Integrating Solar and Geothermal workshop

December 18, 2012 - Canada’s industry associations for heat pump and solar technologies—Canadian GeoExchange Coalition (CGC) and Canadian Solar Industries Association (CanSIA)—today opened registration and released the preliminary program for their first joint event targeted at renewable heating.


December 19, 2012
By Anthony Capkun

Entitled “Renewable Heat: Integrating Solar and Geothermal in Policy and Technology”, the workshop will take place at University of Toronto’s Hart House on the St George’s campus, on January 31.

“We have targeted this event to kick-start a vital but often hidden discussion in Canada. That discussion is about how we can heat and cool our buildings and processes most efficiently by using solar and geothermal sources,” said Ted Kantrowitz, vice-president of the coalition.

“Innovative integration of solar thermal, solar photovoltaic and heat pump technology holds a significant promise for heating and cooling Canadian buildings—a sector that accounts for approximately 17% of all primary energy use in Canada,” added Wes Johnston, director of policy & research at CanSIA.

United Kingdom Trade & Investment is providing funding support for the workshop, and UK policymakers are expected to share their experience with provincial and national government and industry representatives from Canada.

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Visit either association online for more information and to register.