J.P. (Jim) Meaney first started experimenting with his solar heating panel idea back in 1977. It was more or less a hobby until 1989. Thirteen years of research and prototypes until finally developing and testing the Model RA 240 SOLAR MAX with the assistance of NRC (National Research Council).
- 1992, Mr. Meaney received an honorable mention from the Innovation Center in Waterloo, Ontario, Canada.
- 1994, Cansolair Inc. was formed and further product development has continued.
- 2003, CanSolAir received the Regional Innovation Award for the contribution to the advancement to Sustainable Development.
- 2012 - Nominated for the Friends of the Earth CBE - Clean British Energy award
Since 2003, Cansolair Inc. has continued to develop its network internationally and has sent its solar heating products to over 17 countries worldwide.