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  • Solar Thermal: “Potential Massively Underestimated”

    Solar Thermal: “Potential Massively Underestimated”

    The UK Department of Energy and Climate Change (DECC) has recently published its Renewable Energy Strategy (RES) which includes solar thermal. This has provoked a strong response from the UK Solar Trade Association (STA) stating that DECC has “massively underestimated the potential of solar...

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  • Australian Solar Cooling Interest Group

    Australian Solar Cooling Interest Group

    Independent solar cooling specialists and lobbyists: Dr Paul Kohlenbach (left) initiated the Australian Solar Cooling Interest Group (ausSCIG) and Dr. Uli Jakob initiated the Green Chiller Association for Sorption Cooling e.V. in Europe. Together the two experts run the company Solem...

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  • Israel: Engineers for Absorber Manufacturing

    Israel: Engineers for Absorber Manufacturing

    What counts is the quality of the collar: Dagan´s punching machines possess a special die, which works together with the internal punch to optimize the form of the collar.
    Photo: Dagan Machine Engineering

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  • Textured Solar Glass Made in Germany

    Textured Solar Glass Made in Germany

    Specialised in manufacturing solar glass: The new factory of Interfloat Corporation, near Berlin, is producing textured glass only, for manufacturers of solar thermal collectors, as well as photovoltaic modules.
    Photo: GMB Glasmanufaktur Brandenburg

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  • “Solarni Liga” – The Solar League in the Czech Republic

    “Solarni Liga” – The Solar League in the Czech Republic

    Solar city in the Czech Republic: Rusava leads the Solar League in the category “solar thermal” for several years. The reason for this top position is the collector area of 550 m2 in the public swimming pool installed in 2004. Photo: Solarni Liga

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  • Sicily Invites the Solar Air-Conditioning Sector

    Sicily Invites the Solar Air-Conditioning Sector

    “The positive trend of solar cooling applications is growing stronger”. This is the message of Professor Marco Beccali from the University in Palermo, who is Conference Chairman of the 3rd International Conference Solar Air-Conditioning in Sicily, Italy. Photo: University of...

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  • Poland: a Coalition Setting High Solar Thermal Targets

    Poland: a Coalition Setting High Solar Thermal Targets

    Grzegorz Wisniewski (left), President of the Institute of Renewable Energy (IEO) in Warsaw, initiated the foundation of a coalition between solar thermal manufacturers and distributors during the second Solar Energy Industry Forum in Poznań, Poland, in May this year. Photo: IEO

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  • Mexico: Every Third Solar System is Used Commercially

    Mexico: Every Third Solar System is Used Commercially

    Commercial use of solar water heaters is gaining momentum in Mexico. Hotels, public swimming pools and industries used about 30 % of the 165,632 m2 (116 MWth) of collector area installed in 2008 to cover their demand in hot water or heating (see the following figure),...

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  • India: Solar systems for Commonwealth Games Athletes Village

    India: Solar systems for Commonwealth Games Athletes Village

    Green Games in New Delhi: The organizing committee made a commitment to preventing environmental degradation that might be caused by the October 2010 games. It will therefore make sure that 1,360 m2 of collector area supply the Games Village with hot water.

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