Sun & Wind Energy

  • California Incentive Programme

    USA: Commercial Systems Dominate Californian Solar Thermal Market

    The California Solar Initiative (CSI) – Thermal Program seems to have stabilised at around 20,000 m² (or around 200,000 ft²) of subsidised collector area per year. Commercial applications dominate the statistics, although there was a spike in the share of residential systems in 2016. The...
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  • Worldmap Process Heat

    World Map of Solar Process Heat Specialists 2017

    Industrial solar heat is far from being a standard yet, but it is more widespread than you might think. The first World Map of Solar Process Heat Specialists shows 71 companies in 22 countries which reported almost 400 reference systems. Together with additional plants included in the...
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  • Collector Ranking 2015

    Worldwide: Flat Plate Collector Manufacturer Ranking

    The ranking of the largest flat plate collector manufacturers is headed by the same four companies as last year: Greenonetec from Austria, Fivestar from China, Soletrol from Brazil and Bosch Thermotechnik from Germany. But aside from the continuity at the top, last year shows what different...
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  • Hashtags

    #SolarThermal: Increasing Visibility through Harmonised Hashtags

    The solar heating and cooling (SHC) sector needs to increase visibility on social media channels. This was the shared belief of the three major SHC institutions – the European Solar Thermal Industry Federation (ESTIF), the IEA Solar Heating and Cooling Programme (IEA SHC) and...
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  • China: Sunrain to Solve Pengpusang’s Financial Troubles

    Chinese flat plate collector manufacturer Pengpusang (international brand Prosunpro) from Shenzhen in southern China seems to have overcome its financial difficulties: “We continue to produce absorbers and collectors and have six colleagues in the overseas sales team,” Alon...
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  • Worldwide: Largest Flat Plate Collector Manufacturers in 2013

    The number one in the ranking of the worldwide largest flat plate collector manufacturers based on collector area produced in 2013 is still Austrian OEM collector manufacturer Greenonetec, followed by three non-European manufacturers from BRICS countries: Soletrol from Brazil, as well as...
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  • Ukraine: Political Instability Hurts Business

    Ukraine’s solar thermal market has been adversely affected by the country’s currently very unstable economic, political and social situation. The industry agrees that customers are cautious about spending money during politically and socially uncertain times. Solar thermal...
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  • Germany: World Map of Solar Process Heat Collector Industry 2014

    There is enormous demand for industrial heat in the temperature range between 100 and 250 °C all around the world, and solar thermal technologies are said to play an important role in covering this demand over the next decades. A joint project by magazine Sun & Wind Energy and...
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  • Russia: 2014 – Year of Change and Growth

    Solarthermalworld.org spoke to important Russian flat plate collector manufacturers New Polus, Inten and Kassol about the current and future trends of the national solar thermal market. According to the industry, 2014 will be the year of change and market growth for solar thermal in...
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  • Worldwide: Where the International Solar Thermal Community Meets Next

    Berlin, Beijing and Munich will be three of the top spots for the solar thermal community during the following months. The International Solar Thermal Conference (ISTC) 2013, the Intersolar Europe Conference 2013 and the SMEThermal Conference 2014 will focus on important issues, such as...

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  • USA: Big Market for big Systems

    In October, German company PAW GmbH & Co. KG is going to introduce its big solar stations to the US market. Sales Manager Lars Bergmann has realised a trend towards big solar stations around the world, but more than anywhere in the US: turnover for the medium-size systems which PAW...

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