Solar Thermal

New large system manufacturer from Belgium

So far, the solar thermal installations of Sunoptimo have been of moderate size, but plants with up to 500 m² are planned for the future. (Photo: Sunoptimo)

Lately, anyone involved in the solar power sector will have often heard that the future of the industry lies in large-scale plants. A company which has clearly also heard this is now celebrating its first anniversary. The company Sunoptimo from Belgium sells drain-back systems for large-scale solar thermal plants.

Solar Energy Sales Tax Exemption for New York

Binghamton - SunMaxx Solar, a leading integrated manufacturer of solar thermal systems and components is excited to highlight the new law, specific to solar in New York, that went into effect on January 1, 2013.

Energy bunker opens


After six years of planning and construction, the energy bunker has been opened in Hamburg during the International Building Exhibition (IBA). The former flak bunker is equipped with Germany's largest vacuum tube solar energy system and provides regeneratively produced heat for the 4,000 households of the neighbourhood Reiherstieg.

WESTFA hands its solar business over to Consolar

On 1 July 2013, the German company WESTFA GmbH will be transferring their solar business to Consolar Solare Energiesysteme GmbH, also from Germany. WESTFA will be focusing on its core business with liquid gas in the future.