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Seizing the Solar Solution: Combating Climate Change through Accelerated Deployment (2009)

Submitted by Raquel Ponte Costa on January 12, 2010

This report was published on December 2009, parallel to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) summit taking place in Copenhagen, to bring authorities' attention to solar energy and the relevant contribution it can provide to reducing GHG emissions.

Central Solar Heating Plant with a Seasonal Storage in Heumatt, Switzerland (2003)

Submitted by Raquel Ponte Costa on January 4, 2010

This report made by Dr. Daniel Pahud presents results of research undertaken to analyse the heat demand of three specific buildings in the Heumatt area in Zurich, involved in a central solar heating plant with seasonal storage (CSHPSS) project.

The results presented in this study will provide information and data to produce a dynamic model for the whole system which will simulate the thermal performance to optimally size its main components.

Switzerland: Comprehensive Market Survey of Swissolar

Submitted by Baerbel Epp on November 3, 2009

market development Switzerland” 2008 was a very good year for the solar thermal market in Switzerland: The figure shows the annually sold collector area of different technologies. Source: Swissolar market studies Solar Energy 2005 to 2007

European Facilities Testing Products for the US Market

Submitted by Baerbel Epp on October 31, 2009

 SPF Institute Switzerland” Accredited for SRCC testing: The SPF Institute for Solar Technology from Switzerland is one of six European testing institutes being able to test collectors according to quality standards by the US-American Solar Rating & Certification Corporation.
Photo: SPF Rapperswil

European Solar Days

Submitted by Baerbel Epp on October 27, 2009

The next European Solar Days will be celebrated from 1 to 16 May 2010 in 16 European countries: Austria, France, Germany, Italy, Portugal, Slovenia , Spain, Switzerland, Denmark , Norway, Netherlands, UK, Belgium, Hungary, Poland and Sweden.

The two weeks event is coordinated by the European Solar Thermal Industry Federation (ESTIF) in close co-operation with the European Photovoltaic Industry Association (EPIA) and supported by 24 organisations at a national and European level.

Comprehensive Testing of laser-welded Aluminium Absorbers

Submitted by Baerbel Epp on July 15, 2009

 mirotherm absorber fact book” Shock, deformation, solidness and corrosion tests of laser-welded absorbers are all described in the “mirotherm absorber fact book”. This book can serve as a best practice resource for testing standards of new absorber and collector panels in the sector. Photo: Alanod

Basel-Country: At Least 50 % Solar Share in Domestic Hot Water in New Buildings

Submitted by Baerbel Epp on June 23, 2009

 Solar water heating systems in the city of Hedingen, Switzerland” More and more Swiss cantons approve mandatory laws or requirements for a solar share in the domestic hot water supply of residential, public or commercial buildings. These solar water heating systems were built on a voluntary basis.

Dynamic Growth Throughout the European Solar Thermal Sector

Submitted by Baerbel Epp on June 3, 2009

 estec2009 conference” Estec2009 – a meeting point for solar thermal experts in Europe: Around 400 representatives of associations, as well as manufacturers, politicians and researchers discussed trends, potentials and obstacles of the solar thermal sector. Photo: Bärbel Epp

Swiss Cantons leading Energy Policy Efforts

Submitted by Baerbel Epp on April 29, 2009

Switzerland is finally taking on a broader approach to climate protection. The majority of the 26 cantons have adopted a regulation placing the maximum share of non-renewable energies in new heating systems at 80 %. This decision can be traced back to an initiative of the Conference of Cantonal Energy Directors some years ago.

Collector Factory: All-in-One Solution

Submitted by Baerbel Epp on April 3, 2009

 automated collector factoryQuick, precise, tireless: Robots perform most of the collector manufacturing at the German heating systems manufacturer Vaillant. Photo: Vaillant


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