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  • Germany: T*Sol simulates Air Collector Systems

    Germany: T*Sol simulates Air Collector Systems

    Air collector systems of Grammer can now be simulated and planned with the new version 5.0 of T*SOL Pro, the dynamic simulation programme for the design and planning of solar thermal systems, developed by German company Valentin Software. The programme is the result of a close collaboration...

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  • Canada: Solarbeam replaces up to 15 Flat Plate Collectors

    Canada: Solarbeam replaces up to 15 Flat Plate Collectors

    The Canadian company Solartron Energy Systems installed the first nine Solarbeam Concentrator collectors. The subsidiary of the Canadian company EG Energy Controls was founded two years ago, to launch and market the medium temperature parabolic collector that provides solar hot water up to...

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  • Canada: Long-term Subsidy Programme ecoEnergy halted

    Canada: Long-term Subsidy Programme ecoEnergy halted

    The prospects for the Canadian solar thermal sector are becoming cloudy. “The final day for the receipt of requests for payment under the ecoEnergy for Renewable heat programme was 31 January 2011,” Al Clark, Senior Advisor & Manager for the ecoEnergy for Renewable Heat programme...

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  • USA: Second Workshop for Solar Air-Conditioning and Refrigeration

    USA: Second Workshop for Solar Air-Conditioning and Refrigeration

    The 2nd Workshop for Solar Air-Conditioning and Refrigeration, taking place in Las Vegas on 2 February, will bring together top experts from Europe and North America - among them Christian Holter, SOLID (Austria), Steve Hunter, Vanir Energy (California/US), Daniel Mugnier, TECSOL (France),...

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  • USA: Slowdown in 2009 while Imports go up

    USA: Slowdown in 2009 while Imports go up

    Slowdown in the US: After the 2008 peak, the total sold area of medium temperature collectors decreased by 5 % in 2009, to 204,700 m2. Exports amounted to only 2,100 m2 of collector area, which means that the newly installed collector area in the United States in 2009...

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  • Canada: Retirement Home Solar Cooling

    Canada: Retirement Home Solar Cooling

    162 vacuum tube collector panels supplying the Oxford Gardens Retirement Village with domestic hot water, a warm water pool, space heating in winter and cooling in summer: According to project leader Suni Ball of Canadian solar system provider Proterra Solar, the system is the largest...

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  • Canada: Ups and Downs in different Application Areas

    Canada: Ups and Downs in different Application Areas

    After experiencing high growth in 2008, Canada’s solar thermal industry had to cope with mixed results in 2009. The Survey of Active Solar Thermal Collectors, Industry and Markets in Canada (2009), conducted by Natural Resources Canada in the period from December 2009 to March 2010, shows...

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  • USA: Iron Workers International Union launches Solarwall Training Programme

    USA: Iron Workers International Union launches Solarwall Training Programme

    North America’s iron workers gain knowledge in green technology: In October, the International Iron Workers Union announced that it has developed the first Solarwall installer training programme for their members. The certified solar air heating training programme covers commercial and...

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  • India: Exclusive Distribution Agreement for Canadian Air Collectors

    India: Exclusive Distribution Agreement for Canadian Air Collectors

    CEO Tygamundlu Anant (left) and Managing Director Surendra Kumar (centre), both from Nuetech Solar, India, signed an exclusive agreement with Christian Vachon, President of Enerconcept Technologies, Canada, about introducing the solar air heating collector Lubi in India.
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  • SESCI Conference 2011, Ottawa

    Canada's National Event on Solar and Renewable Energy Policies and the Green Energy Economy takes place from May 5 to 8 2011 in Ottawa. The 1rst Canadian Annual Solar Policy & Economics Forum will examine the status and potential of the Canadian solar market at the end of the 2011 legislative...
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  • Solar Cooling in North America: “Joint Forces are needed”

    Solar Cooling in North America: “Joint Forces are needed”

    “A coordinated effort is needed to develop the solar thermal market in North America,” Lucio Mesquita, Head of Thermosol Consulting in Canada, said during his presentation about “Solar Cooling in North America” at the Intersolar North America in San Francisco in July.
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