Exceptional cooperation begins in unusual situations. Dr Richard Senti, Chief Financial Officer of the Hoval Group, was part of the jury that evaluated the projects presented at the University of Liechtenstein’s annual business plan competition, and Christian Goritschnig, Managing Director of goinnovate, was at the very same competition to show his ideas for an efficient, optimised solar collector model. This was back in 2010 and it became the starting point of three-and-a-half years of cooperation, which have come to a successful close with the new collector model produced at the headquarters of Hoval in Vaduz, Liechtenstein, and offered by both companies. Hoval markets the new collector under the brand name Ultrasol, whereas goinnovate sells it under the name Radius and purchases the units from Hoval. The photo shows the goinnovate booth at Intersolar 2014 in Munich, Germany in June.
One collector factory, one contractor: Austrian collector manufacturer Winkler Solar had commissioned German machine supplier Fix Maschinenbau to design and set up an entire absorber and collector manufacturing line.
Photo: Fix Maschinenbau
Specialised in manufacturing solar glass: The new factory of Interfloat Corporation, near Berlin, is producing textured glass only, for manufacturers of solar thermal collectors, as well as photovoltaic modules. Photo: GMB Glasmanufaktur Brandenburg