Calgary Zoo Installs Sun Rain Solar Vacuum Tubes

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123ZeroEnergy in conjunction with Northern Lights Solar Solutions supplies the Enmax conservatory located in Calgary, AB Canada with 16 high performance solar vacuum tube collectors. The Sun Rain solar evacuated tubes are considered to be one the highest performing collectors made in the wold. They are ideal to supply mid-range heat requirements typically found in space heating applications. The 16 Collectors are used to supply space heating to the Conservatory as well as maintain ideal water temperatures for this tropical eco system. The systems are also used to heat Canada’s largest display of indoor wild butterflies.

Northern Lights Solar Solutions Acquires Latitude 51 Solar


Northern Lights Solar Solutions (NLSS) has completed a partnership deal with Canadian based Latitude 51 Solar. This partnership will allow Latitude 51 to continue its Canadian distribution of the Northern Lights Solar Thermal products. The partnership will ensure that Northern Lights continues to become North America's largest supplier of solar heating products.

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