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Oistins police station in Barbados

The Barbados Model: A Success Story in 3 Acts

One of 45,000 solar thermal installations on the island of Barbados was installed at the Oistins Police Station in 2008. Photo: Solar Dynamics …
Lack of Support: Turkish Market Decreasing

Lack of Support: Turkish Market Decreasing

The solar thermal market in Turkey is shrinking. The produced collector area has decreased by an average of 9 % each year since reaching its peak in 2004 with almost 1.5 million m2. Local manufacturers only produced 1 million m2 last year, according to the statistics of Gunder, the Turkish …
solar water heater in Kuyasa

Kuyasa – South Africa’s first Clean Development Mechanism project

Over 6,300 solar water heaters are planned in Khayelitsha, the biggest informal settlement in Cape Town, South Africa. Photo: City of Cape Town …
Abu Dhabi: Residential City with Solar Water Heating Systems

Abu Dhabi: Residential City with Solar Water Heating Systems

Modern Residential City for 25,000 people in 48 buildings on the outskirts of Abu Dhabi City, United Arab Emirates, shoud be supplied with solar heated water. Photo: Millennium Energy Industries …
Solar Thermal in the Far East of Russia

Solar Thermal in the Far East of Russia

“Made in Germany” is a brand in Russia: These vacuum tube collectors from Sonnenkraft were shipped around half the globe to be installed on a single-family building in the far east region of Primorsky Krai, near the border to China Photo: Rusolar …
automated collector factory

Collector Factory: All-in-One Solution

Quick, precise, tireless: Robots perform most of the collector manufacturing at the German heating systems manufacturer Vaillant. Photo: Vaillant …
Laser welding machine

Laser Welding Captures the Market

Laser welding machine: a popular joining technique between absorber sheet and pipe. Photo: Sunlaser Consulting GmbH …
Delhi: Solar Water Heaters Save Electricity

Delhi: Solar Water Heaters Save Electricity

Reducing the burden of the electricity load: a solar water heater in the city of Delhi. Photo: Koto Trade & Service The “Go Solar Go Green” campaign of the Delhi government shows its first promising results. More than 382 hot water systems have been installed since the implementation of the …
May in Europe: Four Solar Thermal Events Within One Month Alone

May in Europe: Four Solar Thermal Events Within One Month Alone

There are a lot of places in Europe during the month of May where you can listen to highly regarded solar thermal speakers. Four solar thermal conferences will then take place in three different countries: Germany, Italy and Poland. Solar thermal symposium 6th to 8th of May 2009 in Staffelstein, …
Hawaii's Solar Obligation: Frontrunner in the USA

Hawaii’s Solar Obligation: Frontrunner in the USA

Solar is everywhere in Hawaii: This is the Helemano Army Family Housing project of the U.S. army near the city of Wahiawa. It possesses more than 400 solar water heaters. Photo: Sunearth …
50 % Growth and Other Achievements in the USA

50 % Growth and Other Achievements in the USA

The Solar Energy Industries Association (SEIA) estimates in its latest publication, “U.S. Solar Industry Year in Review 2008”, that the solar thermal market in the United States has grown by 50 % last year, to almost 229,000 m2 (160 MWth). The state with the biggest share of the market is …
International Training Courses in Berlin, Germany

International Training Courses in Berlin, Germany

Combining theory with practical training: The seminars of the Renewables Academy (RENAC) take place in the newly equipped training center in Berlin, Germany. Photo: RENAC …

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