Finland

  • Solar Water Heaters Not First Choice of EU-GUGLE Participants

    Solar Water Heaters Not First Choice of EU-GUGLE Participants

    Finding feasible renovation models to change energy-consuming buildings into nearly zero-energy ones is the aim of the EU-GUGLE project, which stands for European cities serving as Green Urban Gate towards Leadership in sustainable Energy. The programme was launched at the six...
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  • Solar Thermal Integration into a District Heated Small House (2014)

    The VTT Technical Research Center of Finland presented a study on solar thermal integration into a district heated small house at the 14th International Symposium on District Heating and Cooling which took place in Stockholm from 7 to 9 September.  The purpose of this study is to analyse...

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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 246 houses with new...
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  • Germany/Italy: Alanod-Almeco – Merger between Equals?

    Germany/Italy: Alanod-Almeco – Merger between Equals?

    Just a few days before Intersolar Europe 2014 opened its doors in Munich, Germany, news broke of the merger between the two largest solar coating manufacturers in Europe, the Alanod Group, headquartered in Ennepetal, northern Germany, and the Almeco Group whose headquarters are located...
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  • Finland: One Solar Roof - Three Partners

    Finland: One Solar Roof - Three Partners

    The new Ruukki Classic Solar Thermal Roof from Finland was shown twice this summer: First at the Intersolar Europe in Munich, Germany, at the booth of Finnish company Savo-Solar in June and then at the Finnish Housing Fair in Hyvinkää, Finland, in August. Three rather different...

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  • SMEThermal 2013: 150 Experts Debate Future Solar Collector Generation

    SMEThermal 2013: 150 Experts Debate Future Solar Collector Generation

    The industry needs to aim for big targets to make sure solar heat will be able to contribute to a changing energy market. With this statement, Karl-Heinz Remmers, founder and CEO of German Solarpraxis, opened the fourth SMEThermal conference in Berlin on 29 January. More than 150...

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  • Finland: “Most of Them Think: We Don’t Have Enough Sunshine”

    Finland: “Most of Them Think: We Don’t Have Enough Sunshine”

    The Finnish market for solar thermal technology is still in its infancy, but could offer a worthwhile potential. The solar radiation in southern Finland is only 10 to 15 % lower than in Northern Germany and the first domestic manufacturers have already presented collector solutions which...

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  • MIICS 2012, Mikkeli

    The 6th Mikkeli International Industrial Coating Seminar will take place from 14 to 17 March 2012 in Mikkeli, Finland. The programme will address the influence of nanotechnology and nanostructured materials on the properties of surface coatings and will include sessions on:

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  • Finland / Germany: T-Drill presented at Intersolar Europe

    Finland / Germany: T-Drill presented at Intersolar Europe

    Munich's Intersolar in June was the first-ever German event at which Finnish company T-Drill O presented its machinery. With a focus on pipe processing for solar thermal absorbers, the company offers T-Drill machines, as well as pipe cutting, pipe end closing and end forming machines. The...

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  • Finland: In-line Coating Machine for complete Direct-Flow Absorbers

    Finland: In-line Coating Machine for complete Direct-Flow Absorbers

    A full aluminium direct-flow absorber with a newly developed coating from Finland won one of the three Solar Thermal Intersolar Awards at the Intersolar 2011 in Munich, Germany. The photo shows the respective in-line coating machine by Finnish company Savo-Solar Oy. In cooperation with the...

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  • European Solar Days: Around 6,600 Events in 17 European Countries

    European Solar Days: Around 6,600 Events in 17 European Countries

    Everything revolves around the sun: 17 European countries participate in the 3rd edition of the European Solar Days from 1 to 16 May 2010. Around 6,600 events are planned for this year’s campaign, involving several hundred thousand citizens at a local level.
    Photo: Fotostudio...

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