Successful solar energy bylaw in Bengaluru, India

 Jaideep MalaviyaBengaluru Electricity Supply Company, a public utility also known as BESCOM, has been successful in implementing a bylaw to encourage the use of solar energy.
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Freely downloadable SHIP installation photos

SHIP installation photoPlanning to hold a presentation on the solar process heat potential in your country? Thinking about posting news articles to your website? Just go to solar-payback.com, where you can find a photo gallery offering royalty-free images of SHIP systems around the world.

3,300 m² for sports club in Brazil

 EhSolA 3,300 m² solar field is currently being built at one of Minas Tênis Clube’s four locations in Brazil. The system at the sports club in Belo Horizonte, in the province of Minas Gerais, is planned to meet 70 % of the water heating demand for five pools, including an Olympic one, and three large changing rooms. Commissioning is scheduled for the end of August.

Solar Keymark Network gets new chairman

Andreas BohrenThe Solar Keymark Network meeting held in Spain this March saw a new chairman, Andreas Bohren (see photo), leading a reshaped organisation. From now on, the members of the network, also known as SKN, will have a physical meeting in spring and an online one in autumn.

Evaluating 20 quotations for solar systems in hotels

The pilot phase of the support scheme MiSol - Solar Heat for Hotels on the Yucatan Peninsula in Mexico was successful. On 3 May, the first MiSol-supported solar system at a La Quinta Inns & Suites Hotel was inaugurated. MiSol has been promoting the use of solar thermal among 80 hotels on the peninsula close to Cuba since last June. Its administrators have evaluated 20 proposals so far.
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Entirely solar-heated blocks of flats in Switzerland

]]Switzerland’s solar thermal market showed a slight increase last year, thanks to growing demand for solar hot water systems in multi-family houses. According to a press release from Switzerland’s solar industry association Swissolar on 11 July, glazed and unglazed collector area increased by 69,331 m2, a rise of 4 % compared to a year earlier.

Lessons learned from urban solar projects

Task 51Cities and municipalities are thought to play a decisive role in transforming energy systems. Urban planners, municipal stakeholders and consulting firms need case studies to demonstrate that solar energy can be integrated successfully into new and existing urban neighbourhoods.

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