December 3, 2007

ClimateCare raises over $10K to support solar energy park creation

BURLINGTON, ONT-ClimateCare, an Ontario-based co-operative of residential heating and cooling contractors, has been donating a portion of heating and cooling appliance sales to support an Ontario solar energy park. Since April, ClimateCare's members have raised more than $10,000 through their Sunpark Challenge. Recognizing the environmental impacts associated with heating and cooling equipment, participating ClimateCare member contractors have donated one solar cell for every furnace or air conditioner installed. They are also encouraging customers to switch to the most energy-efficient furnaces, boilers, air conditioners and other equipment available and are providing customer education about energy conservation. Solar parks are used extensively in Europe and Japan to generate electricity from sunlight, but have not been widely implemented in Canada. The emission-free solar panels used in a solar park are capable of producing clean, safe electricity for many decades. More information is available from ClimateCare executive director Mario Bernardi, 1-888-838-5390, E-mail, Web site

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