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  • Photo: KBB Kollektorbau

    Berlin-based technology pioneer shuts down collector production

    German OEM manufacturer KBB Kollektorbau has announced plans to shut down its collector and absorber production in Berlin after 25 years. Stephan Fintelmann, Managing Director of KBB, said he will put the company’s modern 11,000 m² office and production building, situated in the city’s...
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  • Triple-absorption chiller by Chinese Broad Group

    Triple-absorption chiller by Chinese Broad Group

    China-based Broad Group has developed a triple-effect absorption chiller that can produce chilled water down to 5 °C, while requiring a lower inlet temperature of about 75 °C leading to a return flow temperature of 55 °C. The new chiller generation has been on the market since 2016 and was...
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  • Photo: Sanqiaoneng

    New coating manufacturer in China

    Last December, Shandong-based Sanqiaoneng introduced a new line of absorber plates, which had taken five years to develop. According to the company website, Singaporean investment holding company Rowsley had spent USD 5 million on the design of a selective coating for these metal plates....
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  • Ikea Singapore

    IKEA stores begin to switch over to solar heating and cooling

    IKEA, one of the world´s biggest home furnishing retailers, has demonstrated a strong, long-term commitment to climate protection. By 2020, the company intends to generate as much energy from renewables as it consumes in day-to-day operations. While most of the electricity is now generated...
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  • Dr Gao BCA Singapore

    How to approach green construction in the tropical zone

    While nearly zero energy projects in Europe focus on reducing heat demand, green buildings in tropical Singapore require lower cooling loads. To study and discuss methods to meet cooling needs, construction and energy experts from all around the world met in Singapore in late October for a...
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  • Solar Cooling: From Research to Market Competitiveness

    Solar Cooling: From Research to Market Competitiveness

    Diligent research on small scale low-temperature chillers, the launch of a new generation of compact solar cooling units and large-scale plants able to compete economically with conventional cooling solutions: These are just some of the main trends which were discussed during the 6...
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  • Webinar: New Business Models for Commercial Solar Thermal

    Webinar: New Business Models for Commercial Solar Thermal

    The solar thermal market worldwide is facing great challenges. After decades of concentrating on the single family housing owner as the key client group, now the industry is reaching out to new commercial customer groups in the tourism segment, in the housing industry and in the...
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  • Singapore: Second Largest Solar Cooling Installation Worldwide

    Singapore: Second Largest Solar Cooling Installation Worldwide



    The solar thermal collector field with 3,900 m2 at the United World College (UWC) in Singapore powers a 1,500 kW cooling unit, which is based on a single-effect lithium bromide absorption chiller. The United World Colleges are international schools with an emphasis on social and...

  • USA: S.O.L.I.D. Operates 3.4 MWth Cooling System as ESCO in Arizona

    USA: S.O.L.I.D. Operates 3.4 MWth Cooling System as ESCO in Arizona

    It is an ideal location for solar cooling use: Scottsdale, a US city in the Greater Phoenix area in Arizona enjoys an average of 312 days of sunshine every year. Between May and September, temperatures rise above 38°C and can even reach 46°C on a hot day. This is where in July...
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  • Australia: Country to Publish First Solar Air Conditioning Standard

    Australia: Country to Publish First Solar Air Conditioning Standard

    In April, two workshops for solar cooling took place in Asia. At the beginning of the month, a workshop in Singapore focused on the use of solar cooling in tropical regions and gathered around 70 participants from research and industry (see photo). The workshop took place at Cleantech...

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  • Solar Thermal Bankable – yes or no?

    Solar Thermal Bankable – yes or no?

    It is not easy at all to persuade third parties to finance large-scale ESCO (Energy Service Company) projects for solar thermal: The financial sector needs to become more aware of solar thermal technology and its related projects. This is the lesson that Austrian company S.O.L.I.D....

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