France

  • France: 20 Years Solar Cooling Kept Promises

    It was the first in France in the private food sector and one of the first in Europe – the solar cooling system in the cellar of the GICB winery (Groupement Interproducteurs du Cru de Banyuls) in the south of France. In 1991, successful experiences with solar cooling could rarely...

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  • Denmark: Exporting the Solar District Heating Success Story

    On 28 September 2012, solar heating experts, planners, and potential customers met in Breadstrup, Denmark, for a workshop on solar district heating and a tour around the Braedstrup district heating plant (see photo). The conference with the title “Become Part of a Danish Success...

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  • USA: Watts to Introduce Solar Station for Collector Fields of up to 400 m²

    US-American manufacturer Watts, a Watts Water Technologies Company, is planning to extend its solar product range. Among other things, the company is going to offer a new solar pumping station for larger commercial systems. The FlowBox Solar for collector fields of up to 100 m² (FBS...

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  • Global Roadmap: IEA Calls on Stakeholders to Realise Vision

    The International Energy Agency’s (IEA) Technology Roadmap Solar Heating and Cooling sees a huge untapped potential when it comes to replacing fossil fuels and electricity. The Roadmap targets a 20% share in low-temperature industrial heat (3,200 GWth) and 16 % in...

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  • Centre d'Essai Solaire de Perpignan (2008)

    This presentation outlines the mandate and workplan of the Centre d’Essai Solaire de Perpignan (CESP), an accredited testing laboratory where solar thermal components and materials are tested according to EN 12975 to attain the prerequisite for European solar thermal...

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  • Brazil: Bosch Buys Collector and Tank Manufacturer Heliotek

    The Thermotechnology Division of Bosch will be the first international manufacturer with a manufacturing unit for collectors and tanks in Brazil. Through its division Bosch Thermotechnology, the company is planning the acquisition of Heliotek Máquinas e Equipamentos Ltda, a...

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  • Solarthermalworld.org Quiz: All-rounder Win Prizes

    Solar thermal professionals from all around the world took part in the third round of the solarthermalworld.org quiz at the Intersolar Europe in Munich. The three winners, who were announced at the third day of the fair, came from three different countries as well. Daniel Mugnier (center),...

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  • USA: San Francisco Hosts First SHC Conference in 2012

    From 9 to 11 July 2012, San Francisco will host the International Conference on Solar Heating and Cooling for Buildings and Industry – the SHC 2012. The science conference is organised by the International Energy Agency's Solar Heating and Cooling Programme (IEA SHC) in cooperation with...

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  • EnR Renewable Energy Exhibition 2013, Lyon

    EnR Renewable Energy Exhibition 2013 will take place from 19 to 22 February 2013 in Lyon. Since 2001, EnR has witnessed and supported the growth of renewable sources of energy on the French market. The conference and exhibition is widely recognised as one of France’s most important renewable energy...
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  • Philippe Papillon speaks of INES' different Solar Thermal Energy Projects

    Interview with Philippe Papillon from INES, made during ESTEC 2011 conference in Marseille. Philippe speaks of his organisation's work on solar thermal energy. 30% of the 15-strong team's time is spent on system design and testing, with a main focus on auxiliary consumption and the reduction of...

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