The grant provided by Énergir for the solar air or water preheating program can reach up to $200,000. Énergir will pay $2 per cubic metre of natural gas saved toward the purchase and installation of a solar collector connected to a natural gas equipment.
If your company operates on extended hours and your preheated air or water requirements are high, solar thermal technologies are an excellent solution for reducing your energy costs.
To maximize your savings, it is important to properly orient the solar collectors so that they avoid the shade and capture as much sun as possible.
In 2015, Air Transat installed a solar wall on its maintenance hangar located near the Montréal-Trudeau airport, thanks to a Solar Preheating Grant under Énergir’s Energy Efficiency Program – Renewable Energy. After four winters of use, this solar air preheating device has not only reduced the energy bill, it has also amortized the acquisition cost