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Queen's solar technology places Ontario company among 'Emerging Cleantech Leaders'

 
2009-10-26

Solar-thermal technology developed at Queen’s that is the foundation of EnerWorks Inc., has placed the Dorchester, Ontario company among the "Next 10 Emerging Cleantech Leaders" according to Corporate Knights, an independent Canadian-based media company that promotes sustainable development.

A leading North American solar thermal technology provider, EnerWorks develops and manufactures solar hot water heating and cooling systems that are now in use across North America and in the Caribbean.

“The elegance and effectiveness of this company’s innovative technologies in helping homeowners conserve energy and reduce their carbon footprint continues to be recognized, and we share in Enerworks’ well-earned sense of accomplishment,” says John Molloy, President and CEO of Queen’s University’s PARTEQ Innovations, which licensed the founding technology to Enerworks. “This is an excellent example of how innovations developed out of basic university research can make a substantive and positive impact on the lives of Canadians.”

The EnerWorks solar heating system was developed jointly by Dr. Stephen Harrison, a specialist in solar technologies in the Department of Mechanical Engineering at Queen’s, and EnerWorks. Dr. Harrison’s technology innovations in solar panel and heat exchanger design have been rewarded with 10 patents, with additional patents pending.

The Next 10 Emerging Cleantech leaders are selected by an advisory panel of Canada’s foremost authorities on cleantech, based on creativity and original approach, solving a business problem, clear business objectives and best chance of breaking through.

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