Mexico

  • Mexico: Training and On-Site Inspection for Agricultural Solar Systems

    Mexico: Training and On-Site Inspection for Agricultural Solar Systems

    Mexico’s Shared Risk Trust Fund, FIRCO, has already financed more than 100 solar water heater systems in the country’s agricultural sector. “Between 2004 and 2010, we provided technical assistance to 114 small agricultural producers by installing solar water heater...

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  • USA: San Francisco Hosts First SHC Conference in 2012

    USA: San Francisco Hosts First SHC Conference in 2012

    From 9 to 11 July 2012, San Francisco will host the International Conference on Solar Heating and Cooling for Buildings and Industry – the SHC 2012. The science conference is organised by the International Energy Agency's Solar Heating and Cooling Programme (IEA SHC) in cooperation with...

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  • Mexico: Procalsol Programme Ends this Year

    Mexico: Procalsol Programme Ends this Year

    The programme Procalsol that started in 2007 will end in December 2012. It has been Mexico’s first long-term scheme to support solar water heating. Experts disagree on whether the end of Procalsol will influence the solar thermal market in the country. In addition, it is not only the...

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  • 36. National Week of Solar Energy, Morelos

    The 36th National Week of Solar Energy (XXXVI Semana Nacional de Energía Solar) will take place from 1 to 5 October in Morelos, Mexico. The event is organized by the National Solar Energy Association (ANES). Researchers, scholars, students, businessmen, government officers, non-government...
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  • Mexico: No More Loans for Low-Pressure Solar Thermal Systems

    Mexico: No More Loans for Low-Pressure Solar Thermal Systems

    Low-Pressure solar thermal systems - such as water-filled, double-glass vacuum tube collectors - are no longer eligible to receive loans from the Hipoteca Verde programme in Mexico. This is the result of changes made by the National Commission for the Efficient Use of Energy (CONUEE) to its...

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  • Portugal: Full Architectural Integration of Solar Thermal Technology

    Portugal: Full Architectural Integration of Solar Thermal Technology

    The architectural integration of solar thermal collectors has long been a concern to the industry. Portuguese company Sunaitec has now patented a new solution for the residential sector. According to General Manager Amílcar Lopes, 25 systems with the so-called ‘Multifunction Solar...

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  • Spain: Export Helps Solar Thermal Industry Survive

    Spain: Export Helps Solar Thermal Industry Survive

    One of the biggest Spanish collector manufacturers, Termicol, can still celebrate its 10th anniversary this year. The company has managed to counter the decline in the Spanish market by expanding its business abroad. Today, the export of collectors generates 20 % of the company´...

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  • Concentrating Solar Thermal Systems for Generating Electricity (2010)

    This is a presentation from the Mexican Non-Conventional Energy Management Electric Power Research Institute aimed at describing the perspectives of using concentrating solar power (CSP) technologies, and the implications stemming from this choice. It was made during the Latin American Energy...

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  • Chile: Solar Energy Workshop for Latin America and the Caribbean

    Chile: Solar Energy Workshop for Latin America and the Caribbean

    Amr M. Abdel Hai, Programme Officer for the Energy Branch of the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) (left), and Eduardo Noboa, Renewable Energy and Environment Coordinator from the Latin American Energy Organisation (OLADE), organised a two-day workshop with the aim to strengthen...

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  • Finland / Germany: T-Drill presented at Intersolar Europe

    Finland / Germany: T-Drill presented at Intersolar Europe

    Munich's Intersolar in June was the first-ever German event at which Finnish company T-Drill O presented its machinery. With a focus on pipe processing for solar thermal absorbers, the company offers T-Drill machines, as well as pipe cutting, pipe end closing and end forming machines. The...

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