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CERN’s Ultra High Vacuum Flat Plate Solar Collector Markets and Applications (2008)

Submitted by Raquel Ponte Costa on August 4, 2011

This is a presentation from the CERN (European Organisation for Nuclear Research) about solar thermal technologies and applications.

The presentation reviews the different market applications (hot water and heating, space heating and cooling, desalination, pool heating, industrial processes and electricity production). It also gives data on the European energy market and the market share of the different solar technologies. The document indicates the market drivers for solar thermal and the forecasts for the coming years.

 

UAE: Dubai with two Greek Solar Thermal Installations above 1,000 m²

Submitted by Baerbel Epp on July 21, 2011

 Sole´s Managing Director, Vangelis Lamaris, testing the stability of the collector field of Dubai Sports Complex” Greek manufacturer Sole has already completed its second large-scale solar thermal project in Dubai, United Arab Emirates. The company installed a 1,026 m² (0.72 MWth) solar thermal system at the newly constructed Dubai Sports Complex, which provides the sports facilities with hot sanitary and swimming pool water. The photo shows Sole´s Managing Director, Vangelis Lamaris, testing the stability of the collector field.
Photo: Sole

Taiwan: National Athletic Games in solar-heated Pools

Submitted by Baerbel Epp on May 21, 2011

 National Chung Hsing University ” Both the National High School Athletic Games (April 2011) and the National Intercollegiate Athletics (May 2011) were held at the National Chung Hsing University (NCHU) located in Taichung City, Taiwan. To prepare for these important events, 691 m² of collector area were set up, heating pool water through sunlight. The operating solar thermal system was planned and installed by Taiwanese company Sunwe Pools Enterprise Co., Ltd. based in the same city.
Photo: Sunwe

Solar Pool & Spa Heating (2010)

Submitted by Raquel Ponte Costa on March 2, 2011

This is an example of a general information brochure about solar heating of pools and spas, produced by the company SunMaxx Solar.

The publication provides an overview of the product, including how to choose your collectors, the limitations one may find (in terms of weather conditions, size, etc), the design and the layout of system components, among other details about this technology.

Author: SunMaxx Solar

Date: 2010

Pages: 6

South Africa: SEG Solar Energy Offers Training and Marketing Support to Suppliers and Plumbers

Submitted by Baerbel Epp on February 24, 2010

 training day in Randburg” A training day in Randburg: SEG Solar Energy, the newly founded solar system provider in South Africa, provides trainings and free marketing for its dealers and plumbers.
Photo: SEG Solar Energy

New Zealand: 300 m2 for a new Swimming Pool Complex

Submitted by Baerbel Epp on January 31, 2010

 Installers from New Zealand” The dream team: This team of installers from New Zealand-based company Solar Technology Systems needed only a few days to install 300 m2 of vacuum tube collectors on the roof of a swimming pool complex.
Photo: Solar Technology Systems

Mexico: Every Third Solar System is Used Commercially

Submitted by Baerbel Epp on August 19, 2009

Commercial use of solar water heaters is gaining momentum in Mexico. Hotels, public swimming pools and industries used about 30 % of the 165,632 m2 (116 MWth) of collector area installed in 2008 to cover their demand in hot water or heating (see the following figure), concluded a market study by the national solar industry association ANES (Asociación Nacional de Energía Solar).

Austria: a Key Solar Thermal Market in Europe (2007)

Submitted by Raquel Ponte Costa on August 14, 2009

This presentation provided by Austria Solar in 2007 offers relevant information about the Austrian solar thermal market, its evolution, the existing subsidies, publicity campaigns, training courses, together with the key figures that proof the remarkable development it has achieved in the last years.

Mexico City Shows the Way to Solar Obligations in Central America

Submitted by Baerbel Epp on July 21, 2009

swimming pool installation in Mexico City” Larger flat plate collector systems are gaining momentum in Mexico city, thanks to a Environmental Norm which makes solar water heaters mandatory. The photo shows a 144 m2 collector field of a public swimming pool in the district of Miguel Hidalgo in Mexico City. Quelle: GTZ / Foto: Marco A. Lemus

Solar Thermal in Spain (2007)

Submitted by Raquel Ponte Costa on July 16, 2009

This document produced by the Spanish IDAE (Instituto para la Diversificación y Ahorro de la Energía) in 2007 explains what is solar thermal energy, its benefits and applications, providing at the same time practical information like for instance the incentive programmes existing in Spain (for both single family houses and hotels) and the prices of solar thermal equipment.

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