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Plateau Solar Shifts Navajo Elders From Kerosene Lamps To Solar Electricity

November 29, 2011 — The first five underprivileged rural Navajo elders qualified by USDA Rural Development grant for a 2 KW solar system will receive solar electricity in time to light up their home for the new year. In 2010 Plateau Solar Project submitted 78 grant applications to USDA Rural Development and will commence its rollout of thirty-five solar installations within the Leupp Navajo Chapter area. According to Navajo tribal statistics there are approximately 18,000 rural homes without electricity and indoor plumbing on the Navajo Nation.

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Patent Application Filed for EMPUS: Enertopia Multi-Purpose Utility Structure

January 10, 2011 — A patent application has been filed for the Mark Snyder designed Enertopia Multi-Purpose Utility Structure (EMPUS). This insulated, climate-controlled structure will bring essential electrical, water and sanitation services to off grid people.  It is designed to store a domestic water tank, solar batteries, and 2kw of solar PV electric with room for solar thermal and solar hot air space heating designed to reduce the amount of wood needed for home heating in the winter. This will also, provide year round hot water for domestic needs including a composting toilet, sink and shower and water catchment. The solar heating systems have a special ultra-low power wall heater providing space heating with water and hot air. The EMPUS is a solar device itself acting as a heating and cooling module with the home.

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GSWPS Designs and Starts Deployment of the Enertopia Multi-Purpose Utility Structure (EMPUS), patent pending.

 
January 10, 2011 - This insulated, climate-controlled structure will store a domestic water tank, solar batteries, and 2kw of solar PV electric with room for solar thermal and solar hot air space heating designed to reduce the amount of wood needed for remote home heating in the winter. This will also provide year round hot water for domestic needs.

GSWPS expects that phase two of Plateau Solar Project could include up to 100 installations for off grid Navajo; a sustainable training and jobs program; and, a solar maintenance program. The assistance of local high schools will also be utilized through a limited license being granted to construct thirteen EMPUS buildings by the Tuba City High School carpentry students as a part of the spring curriculum.

Mark Snyder, President of GSWPS said, "The Plateau Solar Project is very important and will bring essential electrical, water and sanitation services to off grid Native Americans who have been ignored for far too long."

Enertopia believes the EMPUS buildings have potential to provide supplemental power to a wide variety of off-grid applications.

Further information can be found at Mark Snyder Electric

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Patent Application Filed for Solar Direct Ultra Filtration System

October 14, 2010 — Global Solar Water Power Systems (GSWPS) has filed a patent application for its high efficiency, high output, long life, tracking Solar Direct Ultra Filtration System suitable for use with rivers, wells, and other bodies of water. Systems have been designed for deployment in areas such as Iraq, Pakistan, Afghanistan, Haiti, India and US Native American Projects for late 2010 and throughout 2011.

This system uses the New Superflo SeriesTM Helical Rotor AC/DC high efficiency, high pressure RO and high pressure pump and SuperfloTM pump controller (GSWPS and Sun Pumps patent pending). This new and unique series of pumps saves 30 - 40% over standard high pressure pumps and its design cools the pump and controller while raising efficiency through certain design enhancements.

This very important advancement reduces systems cost by reducing the solar PV electrical power required for the system. This system also utilizes the StawTM pre-filtration device which is a unique proprietary device (GSWPS patent pending) that offers benefits such as extended pump life by up to 50% and increased overall system efficiency by up to 35%. The system also utilizes a unique pump bypass system (GSWPS patent pending), as well as a GSWPS-designed ground protection and enhancement system (GSWPS patent pending, for lightning and surge protection.

The GSWPS UF system is a rugged commercial unit made to last 20 years with proper maintenance to qualify for long term Renewable Energy Credits, and Carbon Credits.

Clean water is one of the greatest challenges that faces our planet in this century. GSWPS and Enertopia Corporation have joint ventured in this project to develop and deploy high-value solar powered water purification systems.

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GSWPS Selected to Provide Water Purification Solutions in Haiti

March 22, 2010 — Los Angeles-based International relief agency Operation USA announced today that Enertopia Corporation (Enertopia / Over The Counter Market: GLCP) is donating a solar powered water purification unit to provide a semi-permanent drinking water solution for thousands of people in earthquake-ravaged Jacmel, Haiti.

Operation USA's immediate disaster response in Haiti has focused on the most pressing medical needs due to the devastation of hospitals and medical facilities---facilitating the delivery of donated medical supplies. Now entering the next phase of recovery work, longer-term projects such as this are able to be implemented. This equipment is assembled in San Diego by Enertopia's business partner Global Solar Water Power Systems (Global) and is funded by Enertopia Corporation, which is implementing its licensing agreement for the Global units and technology worldwide.

The Global/Enertopia solar powered water purification units are designed by Mark Snyder, President of Global and Enertopia's Chief Technical Officer. The solar purification units are designed to provide filtered water at the rate of between 2,000 and 20,000 gallons per day depending on water quality and size of unit. They do not require any electrical generators or grid-supplied power, making them particularly beneficial in remote areas, or areas with poor infrastructure. Over 300 first-generation units are successfully providing over 600,000 Iraqi people with clean water every day.

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