Solar Thermal

Solar Thermal to stay in UK Renewable Heat Incentive

The solar thermal industry will breathe a sigh of relief after months of uncertainty over the decision of the UK government to drop its plans of removing solar thermal from the Renewable Heat Incentive. The Solar Trade Association worked hard to prevent the removal.

15.12.2016

Innovative storage technologies for solar heat and other topics at EuroSun 2016

In a video interview recorded at EuroSun 2016, heat storage experts Mohammed Mehdi Farid from the University of Auckland and Wim van Helden from AEE INTEC explain how passive storage technologies and thermo-chemical materials can help to store solar energy for the winter.

31.10.2016

A call to end uncertainty on solar heat in the UK

A group of 21 organisations called on the British government to end the uncertainty and retain solar thermal in the Renewable Heath Incentive (RHI). In a letter sent to the minister for energy and intellectual property, Baroness Neville-Rolfe, representatives of the solar industry, local governments, manufacturers, housing providers, land owners and environmental groups said that the technology should not be excluded from the support scheme.

26.10.2016

Record-breaking solar heating project in Silkeborg

The world’s largest solar heating project so far with 12,436 collectors is planned to start operation at the end of 2016. (Photo: Arcon-Sunmark)

In Denmark the largest solar heating solution in the world is well underway. When finished the 156,694 m2 collector field will produce 80.000 MWh annually.

14.10.2016

Roth expands plant in the USA

The groundbreaking ceremony for the plant expansion in Watertown, which took place in July 2016, was attended by Manfred Roth, Executive Chairman,of Roth Industries, Joseph A. Brown, Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Roth USA and the mayor of Watertown, Joseph Butler. Other guests included representatives of the State of New York, of Jefferson County and the Watertown region. (Photo: Roth Industries)

Roth Industries is expanding its capacity at its location in Watertown, New York, with a new large-scale blow moulding system and a 2,500 square metre factory expansion with modern infrastructure.

02.08.2016

Solar market in Iran: a considerable potential still untapped?

The potential for solar systems is high in sunny Iran – but organizing such projects can be quite difficult for foreign companies. (Photo: Pixabay/Peggy_Marco)

Iran could become an attractive market for the international solar industry. Interested companies now have different options to get information about the solar market in Iran.

26.07.2016

White House announces New Solar Workforce Development Program

The White House today announced a new program, led by The Solar Foundation, to help train more Americans for careers in the rapidly expanding solar workforce. The US-$ 2.1 million program, known as the Solar Training Network, is funded by the U.S. Department of Energy SunShot Initiative under the Solar Training and Education for Professionals (STEP) funding program.

20.07.2016

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