Norwegian solar system manufacturer Aventa AS has completed a new automated production line for solar thermal collectors. The new line automatically joins end-caps and absorbers. By using a contour-adapted, infra-red welding technology, based on medium-wave metal-foil emitters, the whole process is completed in about two minutes per solar collector.
The Green Paper 2013 of the EU Commission neglects the heating sector. According to "Heat Coalition", an organisation consisting of 11 companies from the European heating and air conditioning industry, neither the potential nor the future problems of the heating sector were adequately mentioned by the EU Commission.