Switzerland

  • Switzerland: Flat Plate Solar Thermal Collector Manufacturer Relies on Vacuum Technology

    Switzerland: Flat Plate Solar Thermal Collector Manufacturer Relies on Vacuum Technology

    The - literally - hottest collector innovation comes from Switzerland. TVP Solar has developed an insulated high-vacuum flat plate collector which supplies a heat transfer fluid between 100 and 200°C. This makes it an ideal thermal energy source for cooling and heating applications in the...

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  • Germany: Association and Ministry Discuss Market Development

    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

    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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  • European Solar Days Expect more than Half a Million Participants

    European Solar Days Expect more than Half a Million Participants

    Grassroots campaign drums up enthusiasm for clean energy: From Tuesday, 1 May, to Sunday, 13 May, hundreds of thousands of European citizens are gathering at locations all across the continent to show their interest in solar energy during the European Solar Days (ESD). At hundreds of events...

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  • Germany: ‘Green Alliance’ Bears First Fruits

    Germany: ‘Green Alliance’ Bears First Fruits

    About one year ago, a German system provider in the field of surface technology, Eisenmann AG, and German Ritter XL Solar GmbH, a company specialised in large-scale solar thermal installations, joined forces to form the „Green Alliance“. Its aim was to promote solar process heat,...

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  • Switzerland: Solar Association Calls for Actions to Push Market

    Switzerland: Solar Association Calls for Actions to Push Market

    In 2011, the newly-installed collector area for hot water and space heating in Switzerland increased by around 1.5% compared to the previous year. This is the result of a recent market survey that has been conducted on behalf of the Swiss industry association Swissolar. A total of 100,000...

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  • Sonnenkraft: “We Have a Responsibility to Innovate and Develop Solar Energy”

    Sonnenkraft: “We Have a Responsibility to Innovate and Develop Solar Energy”

    With the expansion to the United Kingdom and Switzerland, Sonnenkraft’s network of sales offices now spans across nine countries. When adding the company’s partnerships in other markets, the manufacturer is among the solar thermal businesses with the most extensive market coverage across Europe...
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  • Solar Thermal Markets in Europe. Trends and Market Statistics 2010 (2011)

    As in previous years, ESTIF, the European Solar Thermal Industry Federation, has issued this publication with detailed data and numbers about the solar thermal market in the EU 27 and Switzerland in 2010.

    In 2010, the European solar thermal market totalled 2.586 MWth (3.694,940 m²...

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  • Switzerland: Solar Thermal System Funding in 5 Polish Regions

    Switzerland: Solar Thermal System Funding in 5 Polish Regions

    The Swiss State Secretariat for Economic Affairs (SECO) has announced its strategy of how to support the solar thermal sector in Poland. Five Polish regions will receive a total of Swiss Franc (CHF) 55 million, mainly to subsidise solar thermal technology. Small parts of the budget,...

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  • Solarwärme Schweiz 2012, Luzern

    The first Swisssolar conference Solarwärme Schweiz 2012 will take place on 25 January at the Grand Casino in Luzern. The event focuses on the question how to revitalise the stagnating market for solar thermal. Key topics are:

    • The potential of solar thermal in Switzerland...
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