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Worldwide: Largest Flat Plate Collector Manufacturers in 2013

Submitted by Baerbel Epp on November 5, 2014
The number one in the ranking of the worldwide largest flat plate collector manufacturers based on collector area produced in 2013 is still Austrian OEM collector manufacturer Greenonetec, followed by three non-European manufacturers from BRICS countries: Soletrol from Brazil, as well as two companies from China, Prosunpro and Five Star. Germany’s largest flat plate collector manufacturer, Bosch Thermotechnik, only came in fifth place, down from being second in the previous ranking in 2012. German agency solrico created the ranking after carrying out a worldwide survey among companies serving the solar thermal sector in September and October 2014. Who has ranked how well this year shows a lot about the international trends of the global solar thermal industry. 
Source: solrico / manufacturers' information
 

China: Sunrain Group Goes Public

Submitted by Baerbel Epp on May 29, 2012

 Sunrain’s stock market launch After more than a year of preparation, solar thermal heating manufacturer Sunrain Solar Energy has finally gone public on 21 May 2012. At exactly 9 am, company founder and President Xinjian Xu (right) hit the big gong together with the mayor of Lianyungang (Jiangsu province) where Sunrain´s headquarters are located. Under order code 603366, a total number of 80 million stocks were offered on the Main Board of the Shanghai Stock Exchange at a price of RMB 21.50, with a maximum order quantity of 80,000 stocks.
Photo: Sunrain

China: Insights from the Solar Autumn Trade Fair

Submitted by Baerbel Epp on October 1, 2009

solarhaus 50+ at Intersolar” Great response: The 5th China International Solar Energy Autumn Trade Fair in Changzhou, Jiangsu province, sparked the interest of a high number of exhibitors. Photo: Joseph Huang

Laser-welded Flat Plate Collectors from China

Submitted by Baerbel Epp on April 23, 2009

Chinese collector manufacturers have recently discovered the advantages of laser welding for the production of absorber sheets. Several flat plate collector manufacturers are now working on this technology. Hailin Solar is the first to offer laser-welded collectors.

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