EnEV 2014

  • Germany: Solar + Heat Pump + Ice Storage Achieves Seasonal Performance Factor of 5.6

    Germany: Solar + Heat Pump + Ice Storage Achieves Seasonal Performance Factor of 5.6

    German company Consolar offers a heating system called SOLAERA, which combines a heat pump with a specially designed solar collector and a heat storage space using the latent heat released when water freezes to ice (see photo). The solar heat pump system with 18 m² of collector area, a 300...
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  • Germany: New Heating Regulation Requires Replacement of Old Boilers

    Germany: New Heating Regulation Requires Replacement of Old Boilers

    In May 2014, Germany will have a new Energy Savings Ordinance, the EnEV 2014. From 2015 on, the regulation will require the replacement of oil and gas boilers that are older than 30 years if they are not subject to one of the many exemptions. It might bring solar thermal an increased market...
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