To help identify funding mechanisms and link its customers to sources that can secure sufficient capital to enable projects to adopt solar-thermal technology in North America, Dorchester, Ontario, Canada-based EnerWorks has appointed Robert Bender executive vice president. His responsibilities include developing methodology to facilitate financing. Dr. Phil Whiting, EnerWorks’ president and chief executive officer, says: “Robert will be working with financial partners at all levels to help secure project funding for our distributors and customers. Every day, they come to us with outstanding opportunities to benefit from solar-thermal technology. Facilitating funding for such projects will help them come to fruition.” For more information, visit