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JUNE 30, 2009






RICHMOND, CA, June 30, 2009 — California based solar hot water manufacturer Heliodyne  has introduced its newest line of Plug and Play heat transfer appliances, the Commercial Solar Station (HCOM). The HCOM is a packaged closed-loop heat transfer appliance for accommodating large solar hot water projects of up to 100 flat plate collectors with a single module, while still larger projects can combine modules in parallel for limitless sizing potential. “The HCOM builds on our 33 years of commercial solar thermal project experience. This product is a natural progression in commercial solar technology that I’m confident will truly revolutionize the industry” says Ole Pilgaard, President of Heliodyne.

The HCOM was engineered by Heliodyne in order to offer installers a factory assembled, plug and play appliance that can work universally with any commercial project reducing all the design complexity associated with larger installations. “Commercial solar thermal systems can be complicated to the average solar professional. The HCOM eliminates a lot of the sizing and engineering guesswork making larger commercial projects an easier task.” comments Mike Starkey, head Engineer at Heliodyne.

The HCOM operates on the same principles as Heliodyne’s line of Residential closed loop heat transfer appliances, the Helio-Pak. Some notable features of the HCOM include “plug and play” installation, touch screen interface, advanced controller for remote Wi-Fi based monitoring and data storage, single/double wall heat exchanger and integrated variable speed pumps for system energy optimization. “We’re seeing a growing demand in solar thermal Commercial projects. We’re confident that with the simplicity of installing the HCOM, Commercial jobs will not only be an easier task for experienced installers, but also a viable option for less experienced installers new to Commercial solar” says Starkey.  The Commercial Solar Station will be available from Heliodyne late July 2009. More information on the HCOM can be found at www.heliodyne.com or by calling the main office at 1.888.878.8750.

About Heliodyne
Established in 1976, Heliodyne has acquired a solid reputation of engineering and manufacturing quality solar water heating equipment for both residential and commercial applications. With offices and manufacturing facilities in Richmond, California, the company manufactures and assembles a variety of solar water heating products including the Gobi line of solar flat plate collectors and the Helio-Pak heat transfer appliances.

Heliodyne is the North American branch of SolarCAP, the active parent company of the VKR Group’s thermal solar energy business area, a holding based in Europe.

SolarCAP's vision is to become the leading provider of sustainable energy solutions focusing on thermal solar energy – while at the same time making thermal solar energy the most environmentally sound and cost-effective source of energy.

SolarCAP is owned by VKR Holding, which is one of Denmark's largest and most respected industrial investors, as well as owner and developer of companies that bring daylight, fresh air and a better environment into people's everyday lives.

The VKR Group employs more than 15,000 employees over 40 countries with activities in the following business areas: Roof windows & skylights, vertical windows, thermal solar energy, decoration & sunscreening, and natural ventilation. VKR Holding is owned by the Kann Rasmussen family and the foundation VILLUM KANN RASMUSSEN FONDEN, which is the main shareholder, and was founded in 1941 by Villum Kann Rasmussen, M.Sc., Dr.Eng.

For more information on our parent company, please visit http://www.solarcap.dk/.



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