Switzerland

  • Switzerland: Ultra-High Vacuum Collectors Heat and Cool Geneva Airport

    Switzerland: Ultra-High Vacuum Collectors Heat and Cool Geneva Airport

    The roof of the Geneva International Airport has now 282 evacuated flat plate collector panels with a back-side metal reflector. These Ultra-High Vacuum (UHV) collectors will start working in winter this year and supply the airport with hot water and space heating. Next summer, the solar...

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  • Intersolar Award 2012: Efficiency Wins

    Intersolar Award 2012: Efficiency Wins

    On 13 June, it was time for the fifth Intersolar Award at the Intersolar Europe in Munich. The solar industry’s international prize pays tribute to companies, products and services in the categories of Photovoltaics, Solar Thermal Technologies and PV Production Technologies. It was awarded...

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  • Germany: Association and Ministry Discuss Market Development

    Germany: Association and Ministry Discuss Market Development

    The symposium “Solar Thermal Energy” - the largest German-speaking conference dedicated to solar heating and cooling technology – has painted a mixed picture of the current development in Germany. The 3-day event, which was organised by German company Otti and took place at...

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  • Great Britain: Low Impact of RHI on Solar Thermal Market

    Great Britain: Low Impact of RHI on Solar Thermal Market

    Five months after the introduction of the Renewable Heating Incentive for commercial installations, the scheme’s effect on the solar thermal sector is almost zero. Of the 21 renewable heating systems approved by the end of April 2012, 16 are solid biomass boilers, 4 heat pump projects – and ...

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  • European Solar Days Expect more than Half a Million Participants

    European Solar Days Expect more than Half a Million Participants

    Grassroots campaign drums up enthusiasm for clean energy: From Tuesday, 1 May, to Sunday, 13 May, hundreds of thousands of European citizens are gathering at locations all across the continent to show their interest in solar energy during the European Solar Days (ESD). At hundreds of events...

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  • Germany: ‘Green Alliance’ Bears First Fruits

    Germany: ‘Green Alliance’ Bears First Fruits

    About one year ago, a German system provider in the field of surface technology, Eisenmann AG, and German Ritter XL Solar GmbH, a company specialised in large-scale solar thermal installations, joined forces to form the „Green Alliance“. Its aim was to promote solar process heat,...

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  • Switzerland: Solar Association Calls for Actions to Push Market

    Switzerland: Solar Association Calls for Actions to Push Market

    In 2011, the newly-installed collector area for hot water and space heating in Switzerland increased by around 1.5% compared to the previous year. This is the result of a recent market survey that has been conducted on behalf of the Swiss industry association Swissolar. A total of 100,000...

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  • Sonnenkraft: “We Have a Responsibility to Innovate and Develop Solar Energy”

    Sonnenkraft: “We Have a Responsibility to Innovate and Develop Solar Energy”

    With the expansion to the United Kingdom and Switzerland, Sonnenkraft’s network of sales offices now spans across nine countries. When adding the company’s partnerships in other markets, the manufacturer is among the solar thermal businesses with the most extensive market coverage across Europe...
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  • Solar Thermal Markets in Europe. Trends and Market Statistics 2010 (2011)

    As in previous years, ESTIF, the European Solar Thermal Industry Federation, has issued this publication with detailed data and numbers about the solar thermal market in the EU 27 and Switzerland in 2010.

    In 2010, the European solar thermal market totalled 2.586 MWth (3.694,940 m²...

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