Solar Thermal


Current Issue:
SUN & WIND ENERGY 2/2017

The S&WE Special Edition 2 has been published. In addition to giving a preview to this years Husum Wind it features new growth markets in the area of PV and gives an overview of solar stations with integrated solar controllers.

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Intersolar AWARD 2017 – And the winners are…

This year’s happy winners of the Intersolar and ees AWARD. The anniversary year saw exhibitors submit 133 projects from 21 countries. (Photo: Solar Promotion)

The Intersolar AWARD is celebrating its anniversary: For the tenth time running, the panel honored particularly groundbreaking solutions. Submissions were invited for products, services, concepts and solutions which have already been tested and are being presented for the first time, or which expand the use of existing technologies in an innovative way.

01.06.2017

Groundbreaking ceremony for Armacell manufacturing facility in Bahrain

Groundbreaking ceremony for Armacell manufacturing facility in Bahrain (from left to right): Daniel Hötger (Armacell), General Manager Operations EMEA, John O'Brien, Project Director of the BIIP, Khalid Al Rumaihi, Chief Executive of the Bahrain Economic Development Board, •     Patrick Mathieu (Armacell), President & CEO, H.E. Zayed R. Al Zayani, Minister for Industry, Commerce & Tourism, H.E. Alfred Simms-Protz, Ambassador of Germany to Bahrain, Guillerme Huguen (Armacell), Vice President EMEA, Dr. Ebrahi

To celebrate the beginning of the construction works at its new production facility in Bharain, Armacell has hosted a groundbreaking ceremony. When finished in 2018 the new manufacturing facility will produce a comprehensive range of products, including high-density materials and elastomeric insulation for heating, ventilation and air-conditioning systems.

23.05.2017

Liquid storage of solar energy – more effective than ever before

The molecular solar thermal system developed in Sweden (graphic: Chalmers University of Technology, Sweden)

Researchers in Sweden have demonstrated efficient solar energy storage in a chemical liquid. The stored energy can be transported and then released as heat whenever needed while the storage medium is fully recovered – a so-called molecular solar thermal system.

20.03.2017

California wants to make solar power obligatory

The installation of PV or solar heat might be obligatory soon. (Photo: Adroit)

The state of California has submitted a bill that would mandate the installation of solar power on all new buildings. Current law only mandates new buildings to be “solar ready” meaning, that there has to be at least 15 % of the roof’s area free of shades. However, at the moment the bill is in the early stage and a lot is still to be figured out.

23.02.2017

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

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