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Antarctic: Polar Station "Princess Elisabeth" wants to expand Solar System

Submitted by Baerbel Epp on February 15, 2011

 Antarctic polar station Princess Elisabeth ” According to a press release by German manufacturer Consolar, the solar thermal system at the Antarctic polar station "Princess Elisabeth" is going to be expanded during the current research season 2010/2011. The station of the International Polar Foundation (IPF) started its work in February 2009 and is the first polar research base operating entirely on renewable energies (see http://www.solarthermalworld.org/node/605). Thomas Gillon (photo) from the Belgium office of Consolar put the two systems through their paces and could confirm their flawless operation even under extreme weather conditions.
Photo: International Polar Foundation

Antarctic Polar Station with a German Solar Thermal System

Submitted by Baerbel Epp on May 23, 2009

 vacuum tubes in Antartic” Producing heat in the cold climate of the Antarctic: The vacuum tube collectors from the German manufacturer Consolar cover the entire heating demand of the first emission-free polar research station, called Princess Elisabeth. Photo: Consolar

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