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Antarctica, Domestic Hot Water and Heating

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

Solar Thermal Energy in Antarctica

Submitted by Baerbel Epp on February 23, 2009

start button at Sun masterSurviving in harsh climate: This vacuum tube collector system has heated the Brandfield House at the Rothera research station in the Antartic since February 2008.
Photo: British Antarctic Survey

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