Switzerland

  • Switzerland: Solar Thermal Industry calls for Rooftop Privileges

    Switzerland: Solar Thermal Industry calls for Rooftop Privileges

    Reserving the roofs of residential houses in Switzerland for solar thermal installations: This is the major item from the request by the two well-known solar thermal manufacturers in Switzerland, Jenni Energietechnik and Soltop Schuppisser.
    Photo: Jenni

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  • Germany: Minitec sells Assembly Line with certified Collector

    Germany: Minitec sells Assembly Line with certified Collector

    Pressing the red button: The SolarThermal Competence Centre (STCC) of German machinery supplier Minitec GmbH & Co. KG was inaugurated at the end of August by Margit Conrad, the Minister for Environment, Forest and Consumer Protection of the Federal State of Rhineland-Palatinate. The...

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  • USA: SRCC tackles Backlogs in Solar Thermal Testing and Certification

    USA: SRCC tackles Backlogs in Solar Thermal Testing and Certification

    The US-based Solar Rating and Certification Corporation (SRCC) is on the fast lane. Within only one and a half years SRCC has increased the number of accredited test labs from two to fourteen. Collector and system suppliers that want to enter the US-market can now address test institutes...

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  • The Market Potential of Micro-CHCP (2009)

    This is a study assessing the market potential of small scale Combined Heating Cooling and Power (CHCP) in several European countries (Austria, Czech Republic, Germany, Italy, Netherlands, Poland, Portugal, Spain, Sweden and Switzerland). The study is one of the final deliverables of 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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  • South Africa: 140 m² of Collector Area on ABB Building in Johannesburg

    South Africa: 140 m² of Collector Area on ABB Building in Johannesburg

    Paulo Davids, Head of solar thermal projects at ABB South Africa, says that, “The payback period of the 140 m2 system will most certainly be achieved within ten years and possibly even shorter if projected energy price increases are taken into account”.
    Photo: ABB...

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  • Hungary: Minitec delivers a Laser-welding System to Velux

    Hungary: Minitec delivers a Laser-welding System to Velux

    Laser-welding machine with a horizontal rotation table: This machine by the Switzerland manufacturer Minitec was ordered by the Danish Velux Group for its collector factory in Fertöd, Hungary. The worker can control the welding operation inside the machine on screen, while placing another...

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  • Switzerland: Comprehensive Market Survey of Swissolar

    Switzerland: Comprehensive Market Survey of Swissolar

    2008 was a very good year for the solar thermal market in Switzerland: The figure shows the annually sold collector area of different technologies. Source: Swissolar market studies Solar Energy 2005 to 2007

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