The UK Department of Energy and Climate Change (DECC) has recently published its Renewable Energy Strategy (RES) which includes solar thermal. This has provoked a strong response from the UK Solar Trade Association (STA) stating that DECC has “massively underestimated the potential of solar...
Independent solar cooling specialists and lobbyists: Dr Paul Kohlenbach (left) initiated the Australian Solar Cooling Interest Group (ausSCIG) and Dr. Uli Jakob initiated the Green Chiller Association for Sorption Cooling e.V. in Europe. Together the two experts run the company Solem...
What counts is the quality of the collar: Dagan´s punching machines possess a special die, which works together with the internal punch to optimize the form of the collar.
Photo: Dagan Machine Engineering
Specialised in manufacturing solar glass: The new factory of Interfloat Corporation, near Berlin, is producing textured glass only, for manufacturers of solar thermal collectors, as well as photovoltaic modules.
Photo: GMB Glasmanufaktur Brandenburg
Concentrator technology: The Minister for New & Renewable Energy, Dr. Farooq Abdullah (centre) inaugurated the world’s largest system for solar thermal steam cooking on 30 July 2009.
The subsidy scheme in the Czech Republic supports the installation of residential solar hot water systems and combi systems for hot water and space heating up to the year 2012. Photo: Propuls
Solar city in the Czech Republic: Rusava leads the Solar League in the category “solar thermal” for several years. The reason for this top position is the collector area of 550 m2 in the public swimming pool installed in 2004. Photo: Solarni Liga
“The positive trend of solar cooling applications is growing stronger”. This is the message of Professor Marco Beccali from the University in Palermo, who is Conference Chairman of the 3rd International Conference Solar Air-Conditioning in Sicily, Italy. Photo: University of...
Solar thermal systems for all application areas – this is the top marketing and sales concept at Zingaro, an Austro-South African solar thermal systems distributor, designer and installer. Photo: Zingaro
Grzegorz Wisniewski (left), President of the Institute of Renewable Energy (IEO) in Warsaw, initiated the foundation of a coalition between solar thermal manufacturers and distributors during the second Solar Energy Industry Forum in Poznań, Poland, in May this year. Photo: IEO
Commercial use of solar water heaters is gaining momentum in Mexico. Hotels, public swimming pools and industries used about 30 % of the 165,632 m2 (116 MWth) of collector area installed in 2008 to cover their demand in hot water or heating (see the following figure),...
Green Games in New Delhi: The organizing committee made a commitment to preventing environmental degradation that might be caused by the October 2010 games. It will therefore make sure that 1,360 m2 of collector area supply the Games Village with hot water.