Submitted by: HLT Energies
Implemented country: Canada
Title: Affordable solar thermal energy for social housing in Montréal
In April 2005 the project developer (HLT) and L’office municipal d’habitation de Montréal (OMHM) signed an agreement preparing the ground for the installation of solar thermal energy systems that will heat the domestic water of six social housing buildings in Montréal. The installed solar thermal collector is an up-to-date product, efficient and with an up to 30% better average performance. Since the implementation of the project does not entail extra costs for the involved parties, which are the Société d’habitation du Québec, the OMDM and the end consumer, the project has a high potential for success. HLT receives subsidies for the installation and maintenance costs of its collectors, which remain its own property. The development and greater availability of green and renewable solar thermal energy in order to reduce greenhouse gas emissions that contribute to climate change have been at the forefront of objectives. The strength of the project lies especially in the awareness raising effect for solar thermal energy in Canada and the ambition to put a halt to climate change.