Researchers working for the IEA Solar Heating and Cooling programme have created a list of urban solar heat projects that not only met but exceeded the ambitious aims set for them initially: Seven best-practice examples and two scoping studies of systems in Austria, Denmark, Germany, Sweden...
To provide students with the knowledge and tools they need to pursue a career in sustainable engineering is the aim of the Bachelor degree course Energy Systems and Renewable Energies at Technische Hochschule Ingolstadt, a university based in Bavaria. Last winter, 15 students who...
Approximately 33.3 GWth of new solar thermal capacity was commissioned in 2018, increasing total global capacity by 2 % to around 480 GWth. China accounted for about 74 % of global additions, followed by Turkey, Brazil and the United States. While China’s gross...
National solar energy association ANES is one of the partners to support the first Intersolar Mexico, which will take place from 3 to 5 September in Mexico City. ANES President Dr Angélica Quiñones believes the event will be a good opportunity to strengthen the links between academia,...
On 21 June, local utility Stadtwerke Ludwigsburg-Kornwestheim (SWLB) was given the go-ahead to put up Germany's largest solar thermal field, a flat plate collector installation measuring 14,800 m² (9 MWth). Once it comes online, presumably by the end of this year, it will...
The focus of this year’s Solar Award of the IEA Solar Heating and Cooling Programme (IEA SHC) will be on technology suppliers and financial service providers that have created successful financing mechanisms. The jury has chosen six finalists, one of which will be presented with the SHC...
Digitalisation is quickly transforming the heating market: While consumers are increasingly turning to online sources for advice, a growing number of heaters are being connected to the cloud. In an interview with solarthermalworld.org, Steffen Zimmermann, Managing Director of...
At the beginning of May, parabolic trough collector manufacturer Absolicon inaugurated a new, automated production line at its headquarters in Härnösand, Sweden. After the town’s mayor, Andreas Sjölander, had cut the ribbon at the opening ceremony, attendees watched as a glass cover was...
In mid-June, a start-up business inaugurated the largest industrial solar heat plant to date in France, a 4,213 m² (3.4 MWth) flat plate collector system, which supplies heat to the Condat paper mill in southwest of the country. Owned by the Lecta Group, the mill is one of the...
A meeting in mid-April, Copenhagen, Denmark, gave members of IEA SHC research platform Renovating Historic Buildings Towards Zero Energy (Task 59) the opportunity to meet researchers working on the EU Horizon 2020 project Robust Internal Thermal Insulation of Historic Buildings...
On 28 June, Standards Australia’s Committee CS-028 on Solar Water Heaters published its first standard on solar air conditioning, named AS 5389. It contains a methodology to calculate the cooling or heating loads of buildings under a variety of climatic conditions. Work on the document...
The Solar Keymark Network has expanded its range of options by including in situ testing. At a meeting in March 2019, a revised version of the Solar Keymark (SK) Scheme Rules was approved to allow collector efficiency tests in a real-life environment. It is now possible to create efficiency...
Congratulations on the new layout of your website! It is a lot easier to navigate and the reading is better with fewer distractions. Well done!
Leticia Sother, Architect and writer for solarthermalworld.org, Brazil
Solarthermalworld is a reliable source of information, truly international, valuable for the challenging solar decade to come.
Costas Travasaros, General Manager of Prime Laser Technology, Greece, and President of Solar Heat Europe/ESTIF, Belgium
Congratulations from the California Solar and Storage Association for your wonderful journey of 10 years of success. Solarthermalworld.org has always been on the top of the list for serving the Solar Thermal Community with your brilliant team of writers keeping quality as your priority.
Ed Murray, President of the California Solar + Storage Association (CALSSA) and CEO of Aztec Solar, USA
The Solar Association of Macedonia and Camel Solar would like to express a great appreciation to solarthermalworld.org for the cooperation and professional attitude so far. We were always informed and updated from your online platform for almost all important events and information relevant for solar thermal energy.
Ass. Professor Ilija Nasov, Chairman of Board of Directors of Camel Solar, Macedonia, and President of Macedonia Solar Energy Association
Congratulations on the 10th anniversary of solarthermalworld.org and the relaunch of your website. Thank you for keeping everyone informed on the solar thermal industry and keep up the good work!
Karin Kritzinger, Stellenbosch University, Centre for Renewable and Sustainable Energy Studies, South Africa
We at Swissolar offer our warm congratulations on your 10th anniversary. Solarthermalworld.org dispels the myth that solar thermal energy is only good enough for dull news items about little innovative approaches. Full of stories that cover research and applications in all corners of the globe, The website helps promote cooperation and inspire the community.
David Stickelberger, Managing Director Swissolar, Switzerland
Undoubtedly, the publication is the largest reference worldwide to get news and updates of the solar thermal sector. We wish you many more years to come. We will continue supporting the dissemination of the publication, since it has achieved great prestige due to its good quality and valuable information.
Daniel Garcia, President of FAMERAC, Mexico
Congratulations on the 10th anniversary! I truly believe the web site is the most important information hub for solar thermal and essential for the development of such fragmented industry.
Lucio Mesquita, NRCan, Canada
Congratulations – solarthermalworld.org always opens up my mind to what happens in the solar thermal world globally. I hope for another decade of this great service!
Roger Hackstock, Managing Director, Austria Solar
Solarthermalworld.org would not be the success it is, if it were not for editor in chief - Bärbel Epp. From the very beginning her enthusiasm and professionalism has brought great value to the website. She has kept the website relevant and built a global network of contributors and readership that is world class.
Nigel Cotton, Programme Director European Copper Institute, Belgium