Japanese apartment house with flat plate collectors in the balcony: Is this the solar thermal future of Tokyo? In the next two years the Tokyo Metropolitan Government Office (TMG) wants to implement 40,000 solar thermal and photovoltaic plants. Photo: Chiryu Heater
Solarthermalworld.org spoke with Jiao Qingtai, vice president of the Chinese collector manufacturer Sunrain Solar Energy Co., at the Intersolar in Munich at the end of May about the advantages and disadvantages of vacuum tube versus flat plate collectors. Photo: Bärbel Epp...
This is an interview made during the ESTEC conference in Munich, Germany with Jan Erik Nielson. Nielsen explains the Solar Keymark.
On the 15th of May, the city of Graz saw the inauguration of another large-scale solar thermal installation (from left): Dr. Wolfgang Messner (Graz AG), Andrea Pavlovec-Meixner and Sonja Grabner (municipal councillors), Christian Holter (S.O.L.I.D) and Wolfgang Malik (Graz AG...
This is an interview made during the ESTEC conference in Munich, Germany with Christin Lins, EREC (European Renewable Energy Council) Secretary General. Lins speaks about the RES 2020 Directive.
Mobile sanitary container for trouble spots around the world: A thermosiphon system from Australia's collector manufacturer Solahart supplies the emergency accommodation with hot water by the sun. Photo: Solahart
This is an interview made during ESTEC 2009 in Munich, Germany, with Werner Weiss, Director of AEE Intec. Weiss explains the potential of solar thermal energy.
Two ministries – one strategy: The minister for the economy, Reinhold Mitterlehner (left), and the minister for the environment, Niki Berlakovich, introduced Austria's new incentive measures for solar thermal in April 2009. Photo: BMLFUW/KERN
A good example for solar heating: a semidetached house with a collector area of 92 m2. According to the roadmap of the Austrian Institute for Renewable Technologies, AEE Intec, it is very important to support solar combi systems which supply domestic hot water and space heating....
The Karnataka State Energy Department plans to set up at least 100,000 solar thermal roofs over the next five years, in order to become the number one in India in terms of renewable energy usage.
This is a interview with Wim van Helden, a research consultant at Renewable Heat. Wim is the operating agent of IEA Task 42 and speaks about the latest developments of compact heat storage technologies.
Marek Szymanski, technical department manager of the Polish collector manufacturer Watt, spoke with solarthermalworld.org about the problems they had with the vacuum tube collectors in the beginning. Photo: Watt