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USA: New US Solar Heating and Cooling Alliance

Submitted by Baerbel Epp on February 26, 2013

A strong voice for the solar thermal industry: that is the aim of the new US Solar Heating and Cooling Alliance (SHC Alliance), a division of the Solar Energy Industries Association (SEIA). SEIA announced the new elected board in a press release on 19 February 2013. The US Solar Heating and Cooling Council which governs the SHC Alliance consists of five persons. First, there are Chairman Mike Healy from Skyline Innovations (left), Vice Chairman Matt Carlson from Sunnovations (middle) and Treasurer Eileen Prado from the Solar Rating and Certification Corporation (SRCC). The other two positions will rotate and are currently held by Les Nelson, International Association of Plumbing and Mechanical Officials (IAPMO), and Ole Pilgaard from Heliodyne. Only the chairperson and vice-chairperson, however, occupied formal positions within SEIA, another press release stated in January 2013.
Photos: Sunnovations, Skyline Innovations, SRCC

Matthew Carlson Speaks About the 'Solar Thermal Advantage' Initiative

Submitted by Raquel Ponte Costa on March 1, 2012

This is an interview with Matthew Carlson, CEO of the US company Sunnvations, made during ESTEC 2011, in Marseille. Matthew Carlson speaks about the innovative products of its company. He also explains the objectives of the US initiative 'Solar Thermal Advantage'.

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USA: Geyser Pump Drives Sunnovations’ Solar System

Submitted by Baerbel Epp on December 12, 2011

 Vertical stack of the Sunnovations pump So far, the alternative to a pumped solar system has been a natural circulation system, also referred to as a thermosyphon system. Virginia-based Sunnovations has now developed a system with a so-called geyser pump - see the chimney-like black stack at the highest point of the solar circuit. As with natural circulation systems, the system is completely self-regulating. And in the same way as a pumped system, it allows to install the tank several storeys lower - in the basement.
Photo: Sunnovations

USA: Industry Joins Promotion Campaign for Solar Thermal

Submitted by Baerbel Epp on November 22, 2011

 Seth Warren Rose More than 20 solar thermal companies have joined Eneref Institute’s Solar Thermal Advantage initiative as sponsors since the initiative’s kick-off meeting in October 2011. The campaign was started five years ago by Eneref’ s founder, Seth Warren Rose. The initiative's goal for the near future is to raise public awareness for solar thermal by presenting case studies in different magazines and newspapers, put together individually for each magazine target group. The first stories were published in Commercial Building Products (circulation 41,000) and Reeves Journal, a plumbing journal with a circulation of 13,000.
Photo: Eneref

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