SMEThermal 2013

  • “I appreciated the initiative of introducing a new standard”

    “I appreciated the initiative of introducing a new standard”

    Elizabeth Duarte Pereira can look back at 40 years of solar thermal research in Brazil. Today, she is Professor at the UNA University Centre in Belo Horizonte in the state of Minas Gerais and is about to help set up a new test facility in Brazil - the third in her research career. During...

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  • How to Finance a Large-scale Solar Thermal Plant

    How to Finance a Large-scale Solar Thermal Plant

    One of the organisations which have had experiences with RES leases over many years is the Austrian UniCredit Leasing. Josef Robert Straninger, Country Coordinator of the Competence Center Renewable Energies at UniCredit Leasing, explained at the SMEThermal conference in Berlin what...

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  • Germany: Housing Coop’s Monitored Solar Plants Achieve 500 kWh/m²

    Germany: Housing Coop’s Monitored Solar Plants Achieve 500 kWh/m²

    German company Parabel Energiesysteme has set up solar thermal systems with collector areas between 20 and 220 m² on, all in all, 450 buildings across Europe. More than 100 of these systems are part of a continuous monitoring programme. Their typical yield is 500 kWh/m² and...

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  • Egypt Starts Green Tourism Initiative with Hotel Solar Obligation

    Egypt Starts Green Tourism Initiative with Hotel Solar Obligation

    While Egypt is still making headlines for its unstable political situation since the revolution almost two years ago, there seems to be a newly emerging political commitment to solar thermal energy. On 22 January, the Egyptian Minister of Tourism, Hisham Zaazou, announced a solar water...

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  • SMEThermal: International Solar Thermal Industry Forum in Germany

    SMEThermal: International Solar Thermal Industry Forum in Germany

    Save the date: SMEThermal 2013 will take place on 29 January 2013 in Berlin for the fourth time. The event is one of the leading international solar thermal industry conferences. SMEThermal 2012 this year attracted 170 key players from the solar thermal manufacturing business - among...

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