The Lebanese Center for Energy Conservation has launched an evaluation procedure for companies involved in the solar water heater market. The purpose of this evaluation is to further develop the solar thermal market in the country, while ensuring that manufacturers, suppliers and installers deliver high quality work. The document provides information on the general requirements and conditions to submit an application and the type of products that are targeted. The next rounds of evaluation will take place in September and December 2014.
This presentation was given by Franz Mauthner of AEE INTEC at the 2nd international Solar District Heating Conference in Hamburg on 3 – 4 June 2014. It outlines the evolution of District Heating in Austria since the 1950’s with an emphasis on solar district heating (SDH). In 2013, there were 25 SDH plants of over 500 m², representing 35.000 m² of collector area. The presentation also provides information on national funding programmes, which cover 50% of the additional costs a solar thermal application require.
IRENA, the International Renewable Energy Agency, together with the Government of the Republic of Cyprus organized an event on renewable energy applications for island tourism. During this 2-day conference, Panagiotis Tsekouras, Mechanical Engineer at CRES, the Greek Center for Renewable Energy Sources and Savings, reported on solar thermal cooling in the tourism industry. It shows that the use of solar thermal energy for cooling system helps saving money, reducing the electricity use by 87% and is a big step towards green tourism.
This presentation on the optimization of a low temperature solar district heating system was given by Canmet ENERGY at the 2nd International Solar District Heating Conference in Hamburg in June 2014. After a short introduction on Solar District Heating in Canada, the presentation focuses mainly on the only solar district heating site nationwide, named Drake Landing, and shares information on its capacity, performances and technology. The speaker also provides the results of a comparison study where domestic hot water is supplied by a standalone SDHW like the one in Drake Landi