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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Intelligent coupling is driving forward the heating transition

The energy centre of Police Academy Biberach in Germany: Two CHP units are combined using power to heat aggregates.(Photo:Duckek)

Combining the power and heat market requires sophisticated overall systems that do not just consist of a single CHP unit or a heat pump. A virtual electricity storage facility in Biberach, Germany, illustrates how this can be achieved.

04.05.2016

STA: Push to keep solar thermal support in the UK

Solar thermal can provide domestic heat and help reduce fuel poverty. (Photo: Solar Trade Association/Norfolk Solar)

The British solar industry wants to fight against the government’s plans to stop the support of solar thermal. If the plans go ahead, solar thermal could be removed from the renewable heat incentive completely in 2017.

28.04.2016

Steca solar electronics: preview of the Intersolar 2016

The efficient coolcept inverter family now comes with numerous smart functions. (Photo: Steca)

Whether off-grid PV systems, inverters or storage systems, Steca solar electronics impresses with smart devices and new features designed to increase user friendliness and reduce costs.

25.04.2016

Valentin Software presents a new generation of planning software T*SOL 2016 and PV*SOL premium 2016

3-phase map imports in the new PV*SOL premium 2016 (Diagram: Valentin Software)

The software company Valentin Software from Berlin has adjusted and reworked its planning and simulation programs T*SOL and PV*SOL to suit current technical developments. Both will be presented at the Intersolar in Munich.

25.04.2016

California: Solar heating proposed as alternative to natural gas

A relief well being drilled at the Aliso Canyon facility to stem the gas leak at an adjacent well in an underground storage field, in Porter Ranch, California, U.S. (Photo: dpa)

After a massive gas leak in a storage facility in California, solar thermal comes into focus as an alternative energy source for heating Californian homes. The administration under Governor Jerry Brown proposed an action plan to increase rooftop solar technologies and reduce the natural gas demand of the region.

12.04.2016

Solar thermal simulation software has been adapted to current funding applications

Creating an energy label with the new T*SOL 2016. (Photo: Valentin Software)

The Berlin company Valentin Software has released a new version of its simulation software T*SOL for solar thermal systems. The new version has been adapted to current funding regulations, enabling it to generate certificates of proof to apply for funding through the KfW as well as the Market Incentive Programme (German: Marktanreizprogramm, MAP).

29.03.2016

UK government proposes to drop solar thermal support

Will solar thermal systems thrive without an incentive? (Photo: The Solar Design Company)

The UK government wants to remove support for solar thermal from 2017, when the Renewable Heat Incentive (RHI) regulations are revised. This applies to domestic and non-domestic solar thermal systems. The UK Solar Trade Association (STA) and other renewable energy organisations criticise the new plans.

04.03.2016

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