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Austria Email: Polyester Fibre Fleece Insulation for up to 5,000 litre Tanks

Submitted by Baerbel Epp on April 12, 2011

 Storage tank with new polyester fibre fleece insulation” The new polyester fibre fleece insulation by Austrian OEM tank manufacturer Austria Email was the star attraction of the company's stand at the international heating fair ISH in Frankfurt in March. Austria Email started producing polyester fibre fleece last year in their factory in Knittelfeld and launched it under the name 'Eco Skin'. 70% of the raw material comes from recycled polyester fibre, which, in turn, comes from recycled PET bottles - 30 % is new material. Unique is the composition of the fleece material.
Photo: Bärbel Epp

Sweden: First Buffer Tank receives P-Mark Certificate

Submitted by Baerbel Epp on December 14, 2010

 Buffer tank Ecoscience” The buffer tank Ecoscience by Swedish tank manufacturer Fueltech Sweden AB is the first tank to receive the P-Mark certification. After one year of testing and paper work, the P-labelling of the 520 litre tank with fresh-water station and external solar loading module was approved at the beginning of November 2010. P-Mark is a quality mark developed by SP, the Swedish National Testing and Research Institute. To receive the label, a product must fulfil requirements in four different categories: efficiency, safety, documentation and manufacturing quality.
Photo: Fueltech Sweden

Turkey: Baymak invests US$ 10 million in new Tank Factory

Submitted by Baerbel Epp on August 18, 2010

 Tank production factory ” Heart of Baymak's new tank production factory in Tuzla near Istanbul, Turkey, is its automated, enamelling line: The production capacity has increased from 75,000 to 175,000 tanks per year.
Photo: Baymak

Ventilation Performance of Solar Chimney with Built-in Latent Heat Storage (2006)

Submitted by Raquel Ponte Costa on March 12, 2010

This document was prepared by two researchers from the Osaka University, Department of Architectural Engineering. It describes the prototype solar chimney with PCM (Phase Change Material) storage, together with a numerical model for predicting air flow rate in a solar chimney and temperature of aluminum plate, air and PCM.

Germany: Web Portal about Seasonal Heat Storage

Submitted by Baerbel Epp on February 25, 2010

 Web Portal” The six main features in different colours: This is the brand mark of a new website called saisonalspeicher.de (seasonal heat storage) launched in December by Solites, the German Research Institute for Solar and Sustainable Thermal Energy Systems within the company network of the Steinbeis Foundation.

Building Integrated Solar Thermal Roofing Systems History, Current Status and Future Promise (1999)

Submitted by Hans Craen on December 30, 2009

This document from 1999 was prepared by the American Solar Roofing Company and explains building integrated solar thermal (BIST) designs.

There are four characteristics mentioned in this report to help distinguish the different types of BIST roofing: roof panel size, heat transfer fluid containment, glazing and focusing methods. It discusses the history of BIST and mentions some of the earliest examples of this technology. It also explains the composition of these systems, describing the materials used and how it works.

Heating Water with Solar Energy Costs Less at the Phoenix Federal Correctional Institution (2004)

Submitted by Hans Craen on December 30, 2009

This report was released by the Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy section of the U.S. Department of Energy in 2004. It highlights a large-scale solar thermal system installed at the Phoenix Federal Correctional Institution (FCI) and breaks down the statistical output.

The system was financed through an Energy Savings Performance Contract (ESPC), which include an average annual savings of $6,700. The system produces up to 50,000 gallons of hot water daily, 1,000 megawatt-hours of electricity and releases approximately 600 tons of CO2.

Oregon Solar Thermal Market Characterization (2004)

Submitted by Hans Craen on November 24, 2009

This report was prepared by the Washington State University Energy Program, along with Dethman & Associates in 2004. They assess the solar thermal market in Oregon through collecting data and interviews from installers and consumers, and displayed their findings in this document.

Concrete Storage for Solar Thermal Power Plants and Industrial Process Heat (2008)

Submitted by Hans Craen on September 17, 2009

This paper was presented at the 2008 International Renewable Energy Storage Conference which took place in Berlin, Germany. In 2003/2004, the German government funded a project undertaken by the German Aerospace Center to test a concrete storage module on the Plataforma Solar de Almeria in Spain.

A follow up project developed by Ed. Züblin AG concentrated on cost reduction, storage capacity and thermal conductivity. The design, construction and test results of the concrete storage test module are presented in this paper.

A New Alternative: Fleece Insulation Made of tapered Polyester Fibre

Submitted by Baerbel Epp on September 9, 2009

 tisun_fleece_insulation” Patented feature of a new fleece insulation made of polyester fibre: Bending it in the other direction will easily show you the tapered form of the insulation.
Photo: Tisun

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