04/01/2011 04:06 PM ET
News from: Enerconcept Technologies Inc.
World's Most Efficient Solar Air Heating System Enters US
Enerconcept Technologies now offers its solar air heaters to U.S. architects, engineers, general contractors and HVAC contractors.
Magog, Quebec: Enerconcept Technologies Inc., a leading manufacturer of the world's most efficient solar air heating equipment, is executing plans for a U.S. market penetration that will make solar air heating available and affordable to commercial, institutional and industrial facilities.
The 12-year-old, privately-held firm makes a variety of solar air heaters, including the LubiTM, a wall-mounted solar collector with a patent-pending, perforated glazing technology that provides the highest efficiency ever measured for a solar air heater, according to Canadian Standards Association (CSA-International) certification tests. Other members of Enerconcepts' solar air heating product line includes the LubaTM GL - a rooftop glazed modular collector; and the UnitairTM- a metal wall-mounted, economical option for preheating outdoor air.
"With the continued challenges of carbon-based fuels and increasing concerns with nuclear energy safety, we see 2011 as an opportunity to enter the U.S. market with our solar air heating technologies that offer proven higher efficiencies and shorter paybacks than any other solar products," said Christian Vachon, P.Eng., M.Sc, president, Enerconcept Technologies.
The U.S. market strategy is targeting consulting engineers and architects of plan/specification work, and building owners looking for new construction and retrofit solutions to curb rising energy prices. To expedite the plan, Enerconcept is recruiting a network of U.S. HVAC manufacturer's representatives, which will be trained to provide sales, planning, specification, energy analysis and sizing information for projects supported by the company's in-house support and custom-engineering expertise.
Enerconcept, which offers optional turnkey design and installation services in Canada, will also be recruiting mechanical and general construction contractor dealers interested in performing similar services in the U.S.
While administrative and design services are performed at the Magog headquarters, all products are manufactured, warehoused and shipped from Enerconcept's Thetford Mines, Quebec, production facility. In preparation for the U.S. market, Enerconcept has invested heavily in the facility's production capacity and inventory to assure product availability for any sized U.S. project.
Enerconcept's Canadian business has grown exponentially in the last decade with large solar air heating projects for hundreds of prestigious Canadian clients including Bombardier, Montreal, the world's third largest aircraft manufacturer; shipbuilder, Groupe Maritime Verreault, Quebec City; and Sobeys, Canada's second largest grocer with 1,300 locations and the owner of Canada's first LEED® certified supermarket store, St. Pascal, Quebec, which features a Unitair solar air heater.
"We have positioned our company with products that complement conventional HVAC equipment and provide a much better return on investment than other alternative energy methods such as photovoltaic, solar water and wind power," said Vachon.
For more information please contact:
Christian Vachon President
Enerconcept Technologies Inc.
John Parris Frantz
JPF Assoc. Communications