AEE Intec

  • SOLTRAIN Conference

    SOLTRAIN: 2,150 Technicians Trained and 187 Demonstration Systems Installed in SADC Region

    The Southern African Solar Thermal Training and Demonstration Initiative (SOLTRAIN) presented the project’s remarkable progress since 2009 during a conference in Midrand, South Africa, on 11 February 2016. “Between 2009 and 2015, about 2,150 people have been trained in 80 courses, and...
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  • Austria: Optimising of Large-scale Collector Fields

    Austria: Optimising of Large-scale Collector Fields

    One key aspect of the energy and cost optimisation of large-scale collector fields (called arrays in this news) is collector array hydraulics. Optimal connection is achieved when (1) the costs and length of the connecting pipes is small, (2) the pressure drop over the entire array is low...
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    Christoph Brunner at SHC 2015: Solar Process Heat

    How can solar heat be used for industrial processes? Find out in this video interview with Christoph Brunner, Head of the department Industrial Processes and Energy Systems at the Austrian research facility AEE – Institute for Sustainable Technologies (AEE-INTEC). This video was recorded at the SHC...
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  • Canada: Collector Manufacturers Have High Expectations of New Government

    Canada: Collector Manufacturers Have High Expectations of New Government

    Since October, a new government has been at the helm in Canada under Liberal Prime Minister Justin Trudeau. Trudeau's conservative predecessor, Stephen Harper, who had been in office for nine years, had encountered increasing criticism by the Canadian population because of his climate-...
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  • Turkey: Market Development 2015 and Forecast 2016

    Turkey: Market Development 2015 and Forecast 2016

    With 1.9 million m² of collector area newly installed in 2014 (1.33 GWth), Turkey was again the second-largest solar thermal market after China last year. The share of vacuum tube collectors had increased significantly over the years, but stagnated in 2014 at 44 % of...
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  • Austria: Promising Results from Test Facility with Solid Zeolite Storage Tank

    Austria: Promising Results from Test Facility with Solid Zeolite Storage Tank

    Tanks with high storage capacity and reduced losses are key to an increased solar heat share in households. Austrian research institute AEE INTEC has recently inaugurated a pilot research facility which promises exactly that: greater storage capacity than water and almost zero energy losses...
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  • Austria: Hope for Market Decline Slowdown

    Austria: Hope for Market Decline Slowdown

    The market report Innovative Energy Technologies in Austria. Market Development 2014 published by the Austrian Federal Ministry for Transport, Innovation and Technology (bmvit) shows that in 2014, the national solar thermal industry had to deal with declining sales for the fifth...
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  • IEA SHC Task 49: Solar Process Heat Showcase in Montpellier

    IEA SHC Task 49: Solar Process Heat Showcase in Montpellier

    Industry participation is key for the research work of IEA’s Solar Heating and Cooling Programme. Hence, the researchers of Task 49, Solar Heat Integration in Industrial Processes, used the last meeting in France in mid-September to hold a one-day workshop dedicated to...
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  • South Africa: Roadmap Sets 21 GWth target for 2030

    South Africa: Roadmap Sets 21 GWth target for 2030

    Around 21 GWth (30 million m² of collector area) are to be installed in South Africa by 2030 – half a square metre per inhabitant. More than 200,000 additional jobs could be created by then. These are the ambitious targets of the South African Solar Thermal Technology Roadmap, SA...
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