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Belgian Solar Engineering Expert to up skill Kiwis

Belgian Solar Engineering Expert to up skill Kiwi¡¯s in Solar Technology
EWA-Tech Ltd.

Press Release 22/9/2006

The uptake of solar technology in New Zealand is very slow in comparison to most countries.
Belgian Solar engineering expert Eric Jansseune from EWA-Tec Ltd ( believes that there is a real lack of information amongst the general public and the construction industry about solar technology here in New Zealand.

The main barrier preventing uptake of solar technology here in NZ is insufficient training for academics, resource planners, building inspectors, trades people, and designers.

Only one tertiary course operates on solar installation once every 2-3 months costing $600 for plumbers only. Low supply of trained solar installers creates maximum installation prices for homeowners which is not very sustainable for society in the long run.

Over charging, over sizing of solar panels, poor design and workmanship are also common here in New Zealand.

EWA-Tec Ltd offers training and consultancy through direct communication to homeowners, architects, engineers, tertiary institutions, planners, plumbers, iwi trusts, government departments, and other trades. EWA-Tec Ltd is able to design for domestic, commercial, industrial, and farming purposes.

This weekend a Free Solar Design workshop will be held on Sunday 24th September at 1pm at Te Mata Hall, Te Mata (Raglan) for homeowners wishing to learn more about solar hotwater heating for homes and pools and help homeowners, and what to look out for when choosing a solar hotwater system and solar hotwater installer.


Free Solar Design Workshop
Sunday 24th September 1pm-4pm
Te Mata Hall
Te Mata-Bridal Veil Falls Rd

The Government has found that there is a real lack of information and skill in solar design in New Zealand. Plus there are many other barriers preventing the uptake of solar technology here in New Zealand.

EWA-Tec Ltd believes in direct communication with people on all levels, from homeowners, to plumbers, builders, architects, and government agencies.

EWA - Tech Ltd ( would like to invite you to attend a free solar hotwater design workshop featuring European Solar Engineering expert Eric Jansseune.

This workshop is to help homeowners with solar heating considerations for their home and pool heating.

Eric was one of two solar engineering educators in Belgium Universities, and has worked in other European Universities, and the solar industry for over 15 years.

Eric is also able to consult on solar design for home, commercial, industrial, and farming applications, and is also available for solar education training for building and trade professionals, government departments, and education institutes.

Please respond to confirm your place to Catherine_Iremonger[at] or 0210324952.


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