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  • Round robins improve TCM testing

    Round robins improve TCM testing

    Thermochemical storage materials (TCMs) offer much higher storage capacities by mass or volume than sensible or latent heat storage and can store heat for an infinite amount of time almost without losses. However, none of them are very advanced so that a common standard for characterising...
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  • FROnT Project 2

    Europe: Solar Thermal Is Best-Known Renewable Heating Technology

    As part of EU project Fair RHC Options and Trade (FROnT), customers from the residential, non-residential and industrial sector were asked about the key points factoring into their decision on a heating or cooling system. In all sectors, solar thermal was the most widely known renewable...
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  • Certification – A Marketing Tool for Solar Thermal Energy Professionals

    Certification – A Marketing Tool for Solar Thermal Energy Professionals

    To have a solar thermal system on the roof of one’s home may be a good thing if it does work well. But the probability that solar water heaters perform as they should and as long as they are supposed to is higher when they are installed by real experts familiar with the best practices of...
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  • Austria: One World Solar Collector Receives Solar Keymark

    Austria: One World Solar Collector Receives Solar Keymark

    The One World Solar Collector developed by Austrian company Sunlumo finally received a Solar Keymark certificate in October 2015 (see the attached PDF). This is a milestone in the long design and development process, which started in 2009. “We designed a completely new collector...
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  • Austria: Solar Thermal to Breathe New Life into Vienna’s Urban Development

    Austria: Solar Thermal to Breathe New Life into Vienna’s Urban Development

    By 2050, Austria’s capital Vienna wants to cover half of its heat demand by solar thermal energy, it says in the Seven Energy Assumptions (Sieben Energiethesen) presentation, which was held by Bernd Vogl at the beginning of October. The photo shows the panel discussion during which...
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  • Austria: Kioto Group launches Solar Air Pump Heating System in Designer Look

    Austria: Kioto Group launches Solar Air Pump Heating System in Designer Look

    Kioto Clear Energy wants to establish itself as a solar thermal system supplier on the international solar thermal markets. The Austrian company group, which owns 50 % of OEM collector manufacturer Greenonetec, presented its “Sonnenheizung” (solar heating) at the international heating fair...

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