Solar Thermal

Largest Energy-Producing Solar Water Heating System Installation in California State History

Grildley, Calif. - FAFCO, Inc. has provided the largest solar water heating system ever installed in California and will save its new owner an estimated 37,584 therms annually.

Apricus receives IAPMO certification

Apricus, a Chinese manufacturer of solar thermal products, has received Uniform Solar Energy Code (USEC) certification for 14 new residential solar hot water system packages from the International Association of Plumbing and Mechanical Officials (IAPMO).

Swimming with the sun

Environmentally friendly warm water: the indoor swimming pool at the Southeastern Louisiana University (Foto: Tisun GmbH)

Since March 2012, the 17,000 students at the Southeastern Louisiana University in Hammond, Louisiana can do lengths of the indoor swimming pool in environmentally friendly warm water. Sixteen large-area collectors from the Austrian manufacturer Tisun GmbH with a surface area of 130 m² heat the 23 m long pool at the University.

Durham University Leads the Way with Environmentally Efficient Building

The city of Durham has always had a proud heritage of beautiful buildings that stretches back to medieval times. The city in the north-east of England boasts the 11th century Durham Castle and the breathtaking grandeur of Durham Cathedral (forming a UNESCO World Heritage site), and can now be equally proud of the new Palatine Centre at the University of Durham.

4,400 m² solar system for US Marines

US solar thermal system manufacturer SunMaxx Solar announced the upcoming installation of a solar thermal system at a new multi-story physical fitness center with gymnasium at the Marine Corps Air Station Beaufort. Hightower Construction Company of Charleston, SC won the government contract for the 4,400 m².

Thermosiphonic system with aluminium tubing


The solar specialist Chromagen from Israel has developed an innovative cooper-free, aluminium tubing thermosiphonic, closed-loop system for flat or inclined roof installations. The aluminium tubing was realised to lower the cost of the system.

AEE INTEC: 25 years of working on the energy turn-around

Photo: AEE Intec

On the 28 June 2013, AEE INTEC celebrated its 25th anniversary with an event in Gleisdorf. Austria's most important solar research institute has significantly contributed to making the Alpine republic the Number 1 country in Europe for solar heating.