Kenya’s solar water heater market is still small but has great potential for growth. Data supplied by the Kenya Revenue Authority (KRA) for an August 2017 report titled Study of the Solar Water Heating Industry in Kenya (see the attached document) shows that only 1,362 solar thermal systems...
This is a commercial brochure prepared by the company Bosch about the water heating products they offer. The document passes in review the different solar thermal technologies and applications for commercial and residential use. It includes information about Bosch’s marketing materials,...
The European Solar Certification Fund (SCF) - recently founded by the Solar Keymark Network - launched its first call for project proposals. They can be submitted to firstname.lastname@example.org until 14 January 2011, using a template provided on the website. It is...
Together, De Dietrich Remeha Group and Baxi Group have just established BDR Thermea, the third largest heating corporation in Europe. Five solar brands are part of the newly founded company: De Dietrich, Oertli, Baxi, Baymak, Brötje.
Figure: BDR Thermea
This manual, provided by Bosch, contains important information for the safe and correct installation and maintenance of solar pumping station with external controller. These instructions are designed for a solar installer, with technical training and experience on solar thermal systems and hot...
Bosch has released this technical guide to help homeowners, installers, engineers and architects with its new solar products. The guide provides descriptions of components, system sizing and piping diagrams. Recommendations for system design, installation and maintenance are also...
You have fast-growing independent producers here which focus on the production of solar thermal components only. Some of these companies are more than 30 years old, like the German Wagner & Co, the Israeli Chromagen and the US-American Sun-Earth. But the global market leaders today are newer firms like Greenonetec in Austria, the biggest flat-plate collector manufacturer in the world, which was founded in 1991 (turnover 2008: 117 million Euro). Find the ranking of the biggest flat-plate collector manufacturers here.
The giants of the European heating industry discovered the advantages of heating with the sun only ten years ago. Today all of them offer solar thermal systems and most of them have started producing their own collectors, e.g. Viessmann, Bosch Thermotechnik, the MTS Group or the Vaillant Group. Check the biggest European heating companies here.
The big players in China are the manufactures of the vacuum tubes for vacuum tube collectors; the three biggest among them are Linuo New Materials, Himin and Sangle.
Another sector which is gaining strength is the coatings industry, providing absorber sheets with a certain coating which guarantees very high absorptivity and very little emissivity. The two biggest players worldwide are the German companies Alanod-Solar GmbH & Co. KG and Bluetec GmbH & Co. KG. In the next few years, façade and roof specialists are likely to enter the market in Europe. Additionally, a few more national heating manufacturers will start selling and producing solar thermal systems.
Further information:www.greenonetec.com,www.sunearthinc, www.chromagen.biz, www.alanod-sunselect.de, www.bluetec-germany.de, http://www.bosch-thermotechnik.de/,www.vaillant-group.com ,www.viessmann.com,www.mtsgroup.com, www.wagner-solartechnik.de, www.lnxcl.com/ (Linuo New Materials), www.himin.com and www.sangle.com