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Job Vacancy: ESTIF Secretary General (Brussels based)

Submitted by Nigel Cotton on April 6, 2009

The European Solar Thermal Industry Federation (ESTIF) is searching for a Secretary General in Brussels. ESTIF is the voice of one of the fastest growing industries in Europe. Our more than 100 members (manufacturers, service providers, research institutes and national solar associations) represent more than 95% of Europe’s solar heating and cooling market.

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

Fair Season in China: Three Major Trends

Submitted by Baerbel Epp on March 9, 2009

Different tube technologiesDifferent vacuum tube technologies in comparison: The full-glass vacuum tube can easily be recognised by the extended and closed top.
Photo: Sven Tetzlaff

Monopoly on Laser Welding in the USA

Submitted by Baerbel Epp on March 3, 2009

laser welding machineLaser welding machine for absorber sheets: A patent in the United States could slowdown the development of this technology.
Photo: Sunlaser Consulting

Middle East discovers Solar Thermal Technology

Submitted by Baerbel Epp on February 19, 2009

Tisun in Abu DhabiValuable business contacts: Robert Welling with his company Tisun was the only solar thermal manufacturer from Europe at the fair in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates, in the middle of January.
Photo: Tisun

Sun Master opens new Production Facility

Submitted by Baerbel Epp on February 3, 2009

start button at Sun masterCrowding at the start button: The new collector production unit of Sun Master in Upper Austria opened on 22 January. Photo: Sun Master

Green Chiller: Promoting Solar Air Conditioning

Submitted by Baerbel Epp on February 1, 2009

solar cooling of malta retirement houseCooling with the sun: This retirement home in Kalkara, Malta, is conditioned by a chillii Solar Cooling Kit PSC10 (10 kW cooling capacity). 38 m² flat plate collectors are used to generate the heat for the ammonia/water absorption chiller.
Photo: SolarNext

Sunrain defies crisis

Submitted by Baerbel Epp on January 27, 2009

 tube manufacturing at sunrain Increasing production: In 2008, the Chinese vacuum tube collector manufacturer Sunrain planned to produce 2.44 million m2 of collector area – 74 % more than in the previous year. Photo: Sven Tetzlaff

 

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