Pre-sizing tool online: The international consortium of the European Project SolarCombi+ has just published an online calculation tool for solar heating and cooling projects with a cooling capacity of up to 20 kW.
Laser-welding machine with a horizontal rotation table: This machine by the Switzerland manufacturer Minitec was ordered by the Danish Velux Group for its collector factory in Fertöd, Hungary. The worker can control the welding operation inside the machine on screen, while placing another...
Monier is expanding its worldwide solar business: As Director Business Line Solar, Christian Pohl has been responsible for the worldwide activities of the Monier Group in the field of solar since the first of January. Photo: Monier
Pablo Pastene Peirano is the Solar Energy Programme Director of the Fundación Chile. He is an expert in Chile's renewable technologies. solarthermalworld.org spoke with him about the solar thermal market in his country and his hopes for the future.
The demonstration of best practise - a solar thermal system on the roof of the Saida Governmental Hospital - showed some technical deficiencies at second glance. The monitoring of the system led to a check list including preventive maintenance advice.
Stepping out of the shadow of photovoltaics: A New York Solar Thermal Consortium (STC) launched plans to draft a Solar Thermal Road Map for New York State, which aims to set up solar thermal technology in New York equalling 2 GWth (2.86 million m2) by 2020. Photo...
Showcase: These parabolic dishes supply a solar air-conditioning plant of a hospital in Gujarat state in western India and replace 1 ton of wood consumption every day. Photo: Gadhia Solar Energy Systems
Albanian's solar thermal testing centre: inaugurated in September 2008, managed by the Harry Fultz Institute in Tirana and financed by the Austrian Development Agency (ADA) and the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP).
Four international conferences on solar heating and cooling will take place in the first three months of the year: The Solar Thermal Conference at 4/5 March 2010 in Wels, Austria, the First Annual Conference of the European Technology Platform on Renewable Heating and Cooling 23/24 February...
Notables on the podium during the “Promoting Deployment of Solar Water Heating Systems in National Capital Region” workshop in New Delhi, India, in December 2009
Photo: Jaideep Malaviya
The United Nations Environment Programme plans a new type of CDM project for solar water heaters in Montenegro, with the purpose of reducing CDM transaction costs. This approach could serve as a role model for other countries of the Balkan peninsula, which are also part of the Balkan...
Utilizing China's sun power to heat water in buildings: This solar collector field of 5,450 m2 was mounted on the roofs of the prominent Zhongshan University in Guangzhou, in the southern province of Guangdong.