Switzerland

  • SHC 2013: “Be transparent about the performance”

    Europe’s first International Conference on Solar Heating and Cooling for Buildings and Industry, the SHC 2013, has been a success. Between 23 and 25 September, around 400 participants from 37 different countries met in Freiburg in the south of Germany to discuss research,...

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  • Switzerland: Unexpected Growth but Little Optimism

    Instead of the 12% decline expected by the Swiss Solar Industry Association, Swissolar, in December 2012, the Swiss market for glazed solar thermal collectors grew by 3.1 % in 2012 compared to 2011, increasing to 99.4 MWth(142,000 m2) of newly installed...

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  • Database of Building Codes: 24 Individual Regulations

    Sometimes, it takes a while until good ideas are copied. This has been the case with solar/renewable building codes, which were invented in Israel more than 30 years ago. It has just been over the last ten years, however, that this political instrument reached all five continents....

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  • Germany: Almeco Solar Presents Absorber Tube for Process Heat Collectors

    German coating manufacturer Almeco Solar has designed a new absorber tube: Small in size with a working temperature around 200 °C and no vacuum. The company wants to beat both the performance and the current price of black chrome absorber tubes. The solution is called Tinox tube 2.0...

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  • Europe: Solar Thermal Energy Expands to Industrial Processes

    During a Technology Workshop on Solar Process Heat for Industry organised by the Solar Thermal Technology Panel of the RHC-Platform, the European Technology Platform on Renewable Heating and Cooling, European experts presented the latest developments and insights into collector...

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  • 2. Tagung Solarwärme Schweiz 2013, Lucerne

    The 2nd Tagung Solarwärme Schweiz will take place on 28th of May in Lucerne, Switzerland. The conference programme will be available by the middle of March.

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  • Switzerland: Ultra-High Vacuum Collectors Heat and Cool Geneva Airport

    The roof of the Geneva International Airport has now 282 evacuated flat plate collector panels with a back-side metal reflector. These Ultra-High Vacuum (UHV) collectors will start working in winter this year and supply the airport with hot water and space heating. Next summer, the solar...

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  • Intersolar Award 2012: Efficiency Wins

    On 13 June, it was time for the fifth Intersolar Award at the Intersolar Europe in Munich. The solar industry’s international prize pays tribute to companies, products and services in the categories of Photovoltaics, Solar Thermal Technologies and PV Production Technologies. It was awarded...

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  • Germany: Association and Ministry Discuss Market Development

    The symposium “Solar Thermal Energy” - the largest German-speaking conference dedicated to solar heating and cooling technology – has painted a mixed picture of the current development in Germany. The 3-day event, which was organised by German company Otti and took place at...

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  • Great Britain: Low Impact of RHI on Solar Thermal Market

    Five months after the introduction of the Renewable Heating Incentive for commercial installations, the scheme’s effect on the solar thermal sector is almost zero. Of the 21 renewable heating systems approved by the end of April 2012, 16 are solid biomass boilers, 4 heat pump projects – and ...

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