Sweden

  • Solar Collectors for Air Heating: Profitability Analysis (2014)

    This Master’s thesis, written by Joseba Moreno Mendaza, from the Faculty of Engineering and Sustainable Development of the University of Gävle in Sweden, is a feasibility study evaluating whether installing transpired solar air collectors in large industrial buildings in the city of Gävle would...

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  • Sweden: Novel Solar Cooling Installation Boasts Average Electrical COP of 10.6

    Sweden: Novel Solar Cooling Installation Boasts Average Electrical COP of 10.6

    The first large-scale system which incorporates the newly developed CoolStore chiller by Swedish company ClimateWell was commissioned in June 2014 and has since been operating flawlessly at Swedish coffee producer Löfbergs in Karlstad, Sweden. In the middle of October, ClimateWell organised...
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  • Netherlands: Energy Demand Reduced to 25 kWh/m²a in Just One Day

    Netherlands: Energy Demand Reduced to 25 kWh/m²a in Just One Day

    In recent years, Roosendaal’s De Kroeven, the Dutch city’s district of terraced houses built in the 1960s (left photo), has radically changed not only its stone face but also its energy performance (right). Netherland’s largest passive-house retrofit project equipped...
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  • Sweden: New Solar-Heated Residential Area in Vallda Heberg

    Sweden: New Solar-Heated Residential Area in Vallda Heberg

    Solar district heating may still be in its infancy, but more and more projects across Europe are starting to showcase its great potential. Speakers at the second International Solar District Heating Conference, which took place in Hamburg, Germany, on 3 and 4 June 2014, presented and...
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  • SDH Conference 2014: “We have to work on lighthouse projects”

    SDH Conference 2014: “We have to work on lighthouse projects”

    On 3 and 4 June 2014, the halls of the old waterworks of municipal utility “Hamburg Energie” in Hamburg, Germany, became the venue for the 2nd International Solar District Conference. 115 participants from 13 countries and many different backgrounds were offered a...
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  • Nordic District Heating Fair, Jönköping

    Last year's joint arrangement of the District Heating Fair and Elmia Fastighet had positive effects on both fairs. Elmia and the Swedish District Heating Association are now taking an even broader approach to energy issues and forming a trio with the Water and Wastewater Fair and Elmia Waste...

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  • Denmark: From Sunmark to Sunmark Solutions

    Denmark: From Sunmark to Sunmark Solutions

    Because of a lack of turnover, Danish collector manufacturer and turnkey solar thermal system supplier Sunmark had to file for bankruptcy on 10 February 2014. “We had had a hard time with the competition during public tenders, but also some difficulties with bad quality products...
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  • Europe: Four Trade Fairs and Conferences for New Solar Thermal Applications

    Europe: Four Trade Fairs and Conferences for New Solar Thermal Applications

    May and June are going to be sunny: These two months will see many conferences and fairs on solar thermal technologies take place all around the world (see the Calendar of Events http://www.solarthermalworld.org/calender). We have picked out four particularly interesting events which...

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  • Europe: Grid Integration Poses Challenge for Solar District Heating

    Europe: Grid Integration Poses Challenge for Solar District Heating

    The first conference “Solar District Heating – Technical solutions, urban planning and business models” took place in the Swedish town of Malmö on 9 and 10 April 2013. It brought together 120 participants from 19 countries: manufacturers, district heating companies...

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