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Customers Appreciate ‘Made in Portugal’

Submitted by Baerbel Epp on November 6, 2012

The Portuguese government is campaigning for products ‘Made in Portugal’, in order to increase domestic demand. Soldirecto followed the call and started mass-producing solar thermal collectors this year. The company, which was founded two and a half years ago, is based in Vendas Novas near Lisbon, the capital of Portugal. The five-person team purchases laser-welded absorbers from Germany and assembles the collectors in a local factory.
Photo: Soldirecto

Portugal: Full Architectural Integration of Solar Thermal Technology

Submitted by Baerbel Epp on February 22, 2012

 Sunaitec Solar Thermal SystemThe architectural integration of solar thermal collectors has long been a concern to the industry. Portuguese company Sunaitec has now patented a new solution for the residential sector. According to General Manager Amílcar Lopes, 25 systems with the so-called ‘Multifunction Solar Structures’ have already been installed in Portugal. A first installation is also planned in Brazil. Sunaitec has been showcasing the multi-purpose solar thermal systems on several international events, including the Expo 2010 Shanghai and the GreenSolutions 2011 in Mexico.
Photo: Sunaitec

Solar Thermal Generation: A Sustainable Intervention to Improve SAPP's Diminishing Generation Surplus Capacity (2007)

Submitted by Hans Craen on July 9, 2009

This paper from 2007 looks into the energy needs of the Southern African Power Pool (SAPP) which is a consortium of countries in Southern Africa represented by their national power utility companies. The paper indicates that the critical concern for this region is that the electricity demand cannot be met beyond 2010.

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