Solar Thermal

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

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

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