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  • Canada: Solarbeam replaces up to 15 Flat Plate Collectors

    Canada: Solarbeam replaces up to 15 Flat Plate Collectors

    The Canadian company Solartron Energy Systems installed the first nine Solarbeam Concentrator collectors. The subsidiary of the Canadian company EG Energy Controls was founded two years ago, to launch and market the medium temperature parabolic collector that provides solar hot water up to...

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  • USA: Slowdown in 2009 while Imports go up

    USA: Slowdown in 2009 while Imports go up

    Slowdown in the US: After the 2008 peak, the total sold area of medium temperature collectors decreased by 5 % in 2009, to 204,700 m2. Exports amounted to only 2,100 m2 of collector area, which means that the newly installed collector area in the United States in 2009...

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  • Australia: Reasons for the Slowdown of the Solar Thermal Market

    Australia: Reasons for the Slowdown of the Solar Thermal Market

    In Australia, solar water heating systems are more and more overshadowed by photovoltaic installations. According to Chris Mundy, General Manager - Renewable Energy at Rheem Australia, the solar thermal market is going to decrease by around 30 % this year compared to the boom year 2009...

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  • South Korea: Improved Machinery Equipment for automated Solutions

    South Korea: Improved Machinery Equipment for automated Solutions

    Brazing, soldering and welding specialist Dr Shin from South Korea: The Managing Director of Korean machinery equipment supplier SK Brazing presented several improved products for the manufacturing of tanks and collectors at the Intersolar North America in San Francisco in July 2010....

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  • USA: SRCC tackles Backlogs in Solar Thermal Testing and Certification

    USA: SRCC tackles Backlogs in Solar Thermal Testing and Certification

    The US-based Solar Rating and Certification Corporation (SRCC) is on the fast lane. Within only one and a half years SRCC has increased the number of accredited test labs from two to fourteen. Collector and system suppliers that want to enter the US-market can now address test institutes...

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  • Zero Carbon Australia Stationary Energy Plan (2010)

    This is the synopsis of a report prepared by Beyond Zero Emissions and the Climate Emergency Network, with the support from Climate Positive. The final version of the report will be launched on 14 July 2010.

    The Zero Carbon Australia 2020 project was conceived to develop a...

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  • USA: A.O. Smith, Rheem and Bradford White discover Solar Technology

    USA: A.O. Smith, Rheem and Bradford White discover Solar Technology

    The three major US-American water heater manufacturers - A.O. Smith, Rheem and Bradford White – are pushing into the solar thermal sector. All of them specialize in solar water heaters in the size of 60 / 80 and 120 gallons. Rheem and A.O. Smith additionally offer entire kits by purchasing...

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  • Australia and New Zealand: Design Handbook for Large-scale Systems

    Australia and New Zealand: Design Handbook for Large-scale Systems

    The Master Plumbers and Mechanical Services Association of Australia (MPMSAA) and Sustainability Victoria jointly produced the Large Scale Solar Thermal Systems Design Handbook, which provides guidance in best practice approaches for designing large-scale solar hot water systems.

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  • “There has been a Lot of Market Turmoil in Australia”

    “There has been a Lot of Market Turmoil in Australia”

    Solarthermalworld wanted to investigate why the Australian Government decided to discontinue its Solar Water Heater Rebate Programme and conducted an interview with Stephen Cranch, Sales and Marketing Manager of Solahart Industries Pty Ltd Australia.
    Photo: Solahart

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  • Australia: Solar Cooling for Dairy Farms and Cold Stores (2009)

    Australia: Solar Cooling for Dairy Farms and Cold Stores (2009)

    Solar cooling systems on dairy farms possess a high impact on the energy consumption of such businesses. Solar energy can contribute up to 80 % of the total cooling load and 57 to 65 % of the hot water load for a typical dairy farm, according to a study carried out by Australian company Solem...

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