With this 2007 roadmap, the Dutch solar thermal association Holland Solar, sets out a future perspective for solar thermal market development in the Netherlands based on three timeframes i.e. 2015, 2030 and 2050. The document has to be seen in the discussion on the energy transition process and underlines that a change in cultural behaviour is needed to which all stakeholders, especially companies, authorities and research institutes, have to contribute.
This document from 2007 looks into providing a solution to the aesthetic concerns regarding façade integration of solar thermal collectors. These architectural concerns are caused through the black and irregular surfaces of solar absorbers as well as the piping which remain visible through the front glass.
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.
This extensive study from 2007 assesses in a detailed way the potential of concentrated solar power (CSP) systems for large scale seawater desalination. The geographical scope of the report focuses on the urban centres in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA).
The objective of the study is to demonstrate that these large scale CSP processes can be used to provide water supply in a balanced, affordable and secure way and as such helping avoiding a threatening fresh water deficit.
“Made in Germany” is a brand in Russia: These vacuum tube collectors from Sonnenkraft were shipped around half the globe to be installed on a single-family building in the far east region of Primorsky Krai, near the border to China Photo: Rusolar
Quick, precise, tireless: Robots perform most of the collector manufacturing at the German heating systems manufacturer Vaillant. Photo: Vaillant
Laser welding machine: a popular joining technique between absorber sheet and pipe Photo: Sunlaser Consulting GmbH
Reducing the burden of the electricity load: a solar water heater in the city of Delhi. Photo: Koto Trade & Service
There are a lot of places in Europe during the month of May where you can listen to highly regarded solar thermal speakers. Four solar thermal conferences will then take place in three different countries: Germany, Italy and Poland.
Solar thermal symposium
6th to 8th of May 2009 in Staffelstein, Southern Germany
Solar is everywhere in Hawaii: This is the Helemano Army Family Housing project of the U.S. army near the city of Wahiawa. It possesses more than 400 solar water heaters. Photo: Sunearth