May 4, 2010
by PLANT STAFF
Installing GeoSmart panels.
Photo: GeoSmart Energy
CAMBRIDGE, Ont.: GeoSmart Energy, a developer of geothermal energy products, is partnering with Innovative Air Solutions Inc. to give Canadian homeowners access to the companies’ latest solar technology.
Innovative Air Solutions, a provider of renewable energy products used for agricultural, commercial and institutional buildings, will private label GeoSmart’s Solar Harmony product line for the residential market.
“This is a win-win situation for both companies,” said Geoffrey Smith, CEO, Innovative Air Solutions, whose company recently acquired a 10,000 square foot facility just up the road from GeoSmart’s corporate head office and distribution facility in Cambridge. “GeoSmart Energy’s growing dealer network, training acumen and considerable experience in renewable energy make them an ideal partner to help get our solar energy products to market while also meeting their desire to offer homeowners more diversified green energy solutions.”
Solar energy converts sunlight to electricity using photovoltaic (PV) solar cells and can be used to generate heat, electricity, lighting and mechanical power.
Innovative Air Solutions’ solar power system consists of thin film PV solar panels and an inverter. Unlike conventional solar power systems, GeoSmart’s Solar Harmony Thin Film panels, based on a massive parallel configuration, flush mount to the roof, maximize available space, and continue to generate solar energy, even in partially shaded conditions.
GeoSmart said its panels generate a 10% to 20% higher energy yield than the more traditional mono-crystalline panels.