The Toronto Construction Association and Construct Canada 2007 Committee says EnerWorks' new Solar Energy Unit (SEU) for commercial and industrial solar thermal applications has been awarded the Temple W. Harris Innovative Product and Technology Award (TIPTA).
The award recognizes EnerWorks for the development of an innovative product which simplifies the engineering and contract work required for its installation. The turnkey, modular design of the SEU means that solar thermal systems do not have to be re-invented for each project, assembling components from a variety of sources. The benefits of the SEU have contributed to EnerWorks' success in working with such high-profile institutions as The Toronto Hospital for Sick Children, Green Phoenix's Phoenix Place apartment housing complex, and Confederation Inn in Saskatoon.
‘The Solar Energy Unit contains a complete solar heat exchange system in a compact housing,’ says Florin Plavosin, product engineering manager at EnerWorks. ‘It includes an integrated pump, heat exchanger and an intelligent control system that ensures reliable performance.’
The SEU is preassembled and factory-tested to facilitate a quick, turnkey installation, the company adds. Its multi-speed pumps and Programmable Logic Controller enable customization of the SEU to optimize performance for site conditions and ensure cost-effective operation.