Solar Thermal

Nicaragua: clinic will use solar thermal energy for air conditioning and water heating

César Barahona and Christian Holter with the signed contract in front of the FairTrade products at the Weltladen store in Graz, where the press conference took place. (Photo: SOLID)

Solid, a Graz-based company specialising in solar thermal systems, has received an order for € 4 million to equip a hospital in Managua, Nicaragua, with a solar thermal plant for warm water heating and air conditioning. It is the first major project of this type being funded using a 'soft loan'*.

11.07.2016

Air collector in all colours

Visually appealing: the new air collector from SolAir is available in all colours. (Photo: Jens-Peter Meyer)

SolAir d.o.o. from Slovenia is introducing a new air-only collector. Its special feature: the company has developed a new absorber coating that is available in different colours. The darker the colour, the better the absorption. But the lighter colours are only a few percentage points less effective.

01.07.2016

Collector with plastic cover

Lennart Jacobsson, CEO of Ephex explains the new solar heating system at the Intersolar. (Photo: Jens-Peter Meyer)

The Swedish company Ephex is developing a new solar heating system for single-family homes. The heart of the system is a new flat-plate collector.

30.06.2016

Heat pumps on the rise

Although heap pumps showed an upward trend in 2015, they need to be openly supported by policy makers to reassure consumers and investors, EHPA demands. (Photo: Glen Dimplex)

The latest figures released by the European Heat Pump Association (EHPA) showed that in 2015, the European heat pump market grew by 10%, resulting in a record year with 880179 units sold contributing to 24 megatons of CO2 emission savings and the creation of 47103 full time jobs.

30.06.2016

IEA SHC publishes Solar Heat Worldwide report

 IEA SHC publishes 2016 Edition of its seminal report “Solar Heat Worldwide” (Photo: IEA SHC)

The International Energy Agency, Solar Heating and Cooling Programme (IEA SHC) released the 2016 edition of its report on the global status of the solar thermal heating and cooling market. It includes data from 61 countries resenting over 95% of the global solar thermal market and for the first time data on solar thermal cost and levelized costs of heat.

23.06.2016

IEA SHC Solar Award for Green Brewery Göss

Andreas Werner, Master Brewer of Green Brewery Göss (fourth from left) received the IEA SHC Solar Award at Gleisdorf Solar 2016 in Austria from Ken Guthrie, Chairman of IEA SHC (third from left). (Photo: IEA SHC)

The Austrian Green Brewery Göss won the International Energy Agency Solar Heating and Cooling Programme (IEA SHC) Solar Award for applying solar thermal to produce their product.

13.06.2016

Chinese-Danish solar heating partnership formed

By joining hands Chinese Sunrain and Danish Arcon-Sunmark seek to supply the Chinese market with large-scale solar heating solutions: Xu Xinjian, Chairman of the Board, Jiangsu Sunrain Solar Energy Co., Ltd.; Torben Sørensen, Group Executive Officer of VKR Holding and Mads Kann-Rasmussen, Member of the Board of Directors VKR Group (from left to right). (Photo: Arcon-Sunmark)

Danish Arcon-Sunmark and Chinese Sunrain established a joint venture which aims to offer large-scale solar heating systems for the Chinese market.

07.06.2016

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