Italy

  • Solar Thermal Energy Plant Applied to District Heating (2011)

    This is a presentation by Ing. Franco Buscaroli and Ing. Roberto Amidei from AIRU, the Italian Association of Urban Heating, made during the International Solar District Heating Workshop that took place in Graz, Austria, in March 2011.

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  • Italy: Thin Piping Insulation saves Transport Costs

    Italy: Thin Piping Insulation saves Transport Costs

    Thin is practical: This can be said about the new pre-insulated NanoSun2 pipe presented by Italian company Aktarus Group Srl at the heating fair ISH in Germany in March. The stainless steel piping is insulated with silica aerogel reinforced by fibre glass. The insulation material is...

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  • ISH 2011: Solar Trends in the Heating Industry

    ISH 2011: Solar Trends in the Heating Industry

    The ISH is becoming increasingly international. At the beginning of this March, the world´s largest trade fair for bathroom, building, energy and climate technology in Frankfurt, Germany, has counted significantly more international visitors than ever before. 35 % of the 204,000 trade...

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  • Austria: Solar District Heating Workshop and Plant Visit Tour

    Austria: Solar District Heating Workshop and Plant Visit Tour

    Solar District Heating (SDH) is making its first step into the market. According to the website of IEE project “SDHtake-off - Solar District Heating in Europe”, experts estimate a long-term potential for solar district heat of 5% and an annual solar heat production of roughly 30 TWhth...

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  • SAIE 2011, Bologna

    SAIE 2011 will take place from 5 to 8 October in Bologna, Italy. Since 2010 the international building exhibition has a new format and offers new services and new opportunities. SAIE brings together various players in order to offer integrated solutions for a changing sector, assuring greater...

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  • Klimaenergy 2011, Bolzano

    From September 22 to 24, 2011, the exhibition district of Bolzano will welcome the forth edition of “Klimaenergy”, the tradefair and congress devoted to the commercial and public use of renewable energy. Among others the tradeshow covers the categories: biofuels, biogas, biomass, cogeneration and...
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  • Termoidraulica Clima Ecoenergie 2011, Padua

    Termoidraulica Clima Ecoenergie reaches its 17th edition and it is renewed by staging at Padua Fairground from 30th March to 2nd April 2011 the evolution of hydrothermalsanitary plant engineering  and air-conditioning systems in obedience to energy saving and eco-sustainability. A new tone that...
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  • Italy: Tax Credits extended but under worse Conditions

    Italy: Tax Credits extended but under worse Conditions

    Photovoltaic and solar thermal systems competing for roof space in Italy's residential sector: Solar electricity is booming, and the 55 % tax reduction for solar thermal installations was just extended for another 12 months. However, the conditions for it will not be as favourable as this...

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  • NREAPs: Only 8 countries to plan with significant Area and Growth Rates

    NREAPs: Only 8 countries to plan with significant Area and Growth Rates

    Clear-cut concepts and mandatory targets to protect the climate was what the European Commission requested from the 27 EU members as they created their National Renewable Energy Action Plans (NREAPs). On 30 June 2010, 23 states delivered their national version – with meagre success for solar...

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  • “We were prepared for this Outcome”

    “We were prepared for this Outcome”

    In most of the National Renewable Energy Plans (NREAPs), solar thermal was not a priority. Only 8 countries announced significant collector area and growth rates (see news here). solarthermalworld.org asked Xavier Noyon, Secretary General of the European Solar...

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