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1 million m2 collectors produced in Konya, Turkey

Submitted by Baerbel Epp on July 13, 2018
The Turkish solar thermal manufacturer Solimpeks announced to have produced 1 million m2 of collector area in its 17 years of company history. In a press release from the beginning of June it says that Solimpeks exports to 70 countries across the globe. The company reached place seven in the ranking of the largest flat plate collector manufacturers globally. The photo shows the largest installation that the company ever installed: The 4,575 m2 collector field provides hot water to a prison in Ankara since earlier this year.
Photo: Solimpeks

IRENEC 2019, Istanbul

Submitted by Baerbel Epp on July 2, 2018
IRENEC 2019 the 9th International 100% Renewable Energy Conference will be held from 24 to 26 April in Istanbul, Turkey. EUROSOLAR Turkey, the Turkish Section of European Association for Renewable Energies, in line with the vision of the Association, is organising the every year event to set up an international platform to discuss the technical, economic, political aspects of transition to 100% Renewable Energy and build the courses to realize this vision in industry, architecture, transportation, local communities and training.

Three labels in Europe – what are the differences?

Submitted by Baerbel Epp on June 22, 2018
collector labels Solergy (left) and Solar Keymark (centre top) as well as the EU Energy Efficiency label (right)Labels and trademarks should give the end-consumer a clear feedback on the quality and performance of the labelled product. Currently there are three labels available for solar products or solar assisted heating systems in Europe, so there is an increasing need to explain the differences to market players as well as customers. The chart above shows the two voluntary collector labels Solergy (left) and Solar Keymark (centre top) as well as the EU Energy Efficiency label (right) which is obligatory for water, space and combi heaters under the Energy Labelling (ELD) and the Ecodesign (EDD) Directives  since September 2015. 

“Racing down the renewable electricity pathway only”

Submitted by Baerbel Epp on June 17, 2018
Renewables 2018 Global Status ReportThe Renewables 2018 Global Status Report illustrates the sharp difference in growth between the renewable electricity and heat markets. Whereas PV had another record year, with newly installed capacity totalling at least 98 GWp in 2017, up from 75 GWp, and wind its third-best ever, by adding 52 GW, solar heating and cooling increased by only 35 GWth – a 4 % drop compared to 2016. “Transformation is picking up speed in the electric power sector, but urgent action is required in heating, cooling and transport,” was the key message of a press release published by Paris-based REN21. The report, launched at the beginning of June, has been followed by a series of speeches at events in Manila, Paris, Brussels, Moscow, Washington and New York. The press release, translated into 12 languages, has been picked up by media outlets around the globe. 

Rising demand for solar heat in large buildings and industry

Submitted by Baerbel Epp on June 6, 2018
SHW 1By the end of 2017, the market for solar heating and cooling had grown by 472 GWth, which again made it the largest for solar energy in the world. The one for photovoltaic systems gained 402 GWp to become the second-largest, and 5 GWel was enough for concentrating solar power to rank third, according to the latest Solar Heat Worldwide report. The report also highlights the rising use of megawatt-class solar heating and cooling solutions for large public and residential buildings, as well as factories. It was launched at the end of May by the IEA Solar Heating and Cooling Programme (IEA SHC). Lead author is the Austrian research institute AEE INTEC.
Source of all figures: Solar Heat Worldwide

SOLARTR 2018, Istanbul

Submitted by Baerbel Epp on April 22, 2018
SOLARTR 2018 will take place in Istanbul from 27 to 28 November 2018. The international conference and exhibition will cover a wide variety of issues including solar technologies (PV, solar thermal), Concentrated solar power (CSP), Operation, performance and reliability of solar energy systems, Solar thermal and solar electricity markets and their dynamics, Solar energy in urban planning, Solar cooling and heating, Large scale solar systems, Solar heat integration in industrial processes, Building integrated solar, Solar renovation of buildings, Contribution of solar energy to achieve net zero energy buildings, Energy storage systems, Hybrid systems, Rating and certification procedures, New materials and new concepts, Regulations and opportunities for regional development, Climate change and solar energy, Emission trading, Innovative financing models for solar systems.

Solarex Istanbul 2019

Submitted by Baerbel Epp on April 21, 2018
Solarex Istanbul International Solar Energy and Technologies Fair 2019 will take place at Istanbul Expo Center from 4 to 6 April 2019. The exhibition to be organised with the support of Turkish Ministry of Energy and Natural Resources will be attended by many local and foreign solar energy company officials and also academicians, bureaucrats and representatives of non-governmental organizations.

ISK-Sodex 2019, Istanbul

Submitted by Baerbel Epp on April 19, 2018
ISK-Sodex 2019, the platform for the HVAC industry in the Eurasian region, will take place from 2 to 5 October in Istanbul. The organiser is the Hannover-Messe Sodeks Fuarcilik, a joint venture of Dunya Fuar Yapim, one of the leading exhibition organizers of Turkey, and the Hannover Messe International Istanbul, a subsidiary of Deutsche Messe AG. ISK-Sodex 2018 attracted more than 1,100 exhibitors from 45 countries and about 85,000 sector professionals from 93 countries.
 

New export-orientated collector and tank factory in Turkey

Submitted by Baerbel Epp on March 21, 2018
Bural Solar 1Collector and tank producer Bural Solar, founded in 2015, showed its product range at this year’s Mostra Convegno, an international trade fair in Milan, Italy, Mid March. The founder of the company, Hakan Alas, has been working in the solar thermal industry for 20 years. The export-focused business, based in Kayseri, central Turkey, started producing tanks and collectors in 2016. Mostra Convegno, which featured around 2,000 exhibitors, attracted more than 155,000 people, with every forth attendee coming from outside the country. It is 2018’s largest show about heating, ventilation, air conditioning and energy in Europe. 
Photo: Bural Solar

World’s largest flat plate collector manufacturers in 2017

Submitted by Baerbel Epp on March 19, 2018
The 2017 ranking of the world’s largest flat plate collector producers clearly shows the market dominance of Chinese companies. Even second-ranked Greenonetec, an Austrian collector manufacturer, is now majority-owned by the Chinese-based Haier Group. The corporation acquired 51 % of the manufacturer’s shares on 18 May 2017. The largest European flat plate collector producer was heating technology supplier Bosch Thermotechnik, although it remained at a certain distance from the top four. Business at Bosch Thermotechnik suffered from declining solar hot water markets in Germany (-16 %) and Brazil (-18 %). Nearly all the companies outside Germany increased production last year.
Source: Data supplied by manufacturers

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