• Latin America on Its Way to Solar Thermal Quality Standards

    Brazil is going to implement compulsory certification of solar water heating (SWH) equipment in 2015. Uruguay, Argentina, Chile and Mexico already have laboratories for testing, and Costa Rica has recently set up one. Latin America is working through the regional Pan American Standards...
  • IEA SHC: Attractive Solar Process Heat Markets

    Which countries are currently attractive markets for solar process heat? Different sources give different answers to this question. The chart above shows the assessment of the solar industry. More than 30 % of the Austrian solar collector manufacturers in the two surveys in 2012 and 2013...
  • Expo Solar Chile 2016, Santiago de Chile

    Expo Solar Chile 2016 will take place in Santiago de Chile from 11 to 13 May 2016. The event covers the use of solar energy at all levels, including construction, agriculture, tourism, education, mining and industry.  
  • EWG Project Proposals for Funding (2006)

    The Energy Working Group (EWG) put together this document of thirteen project proposals for funding.  Japan, United States and New Zealand are some of the economies that the document focuses on in terms of projects like the “Application of Energy Indicator Analysis...

  • Denmark: New Arcon-Sunmark Focuses on Large-Scale Turnkey Installations

    Danish VKR Holding purchased collector manufacturer and turnkey system supplier Sunmark Solutions, also from Denmark, and incorporated the company into subsidiary Arcon Solar. The two firms have now merged to become Arcon-Sunmark, a direct subsidiary of VKR Holding and headquartered in...
  • Chile: Bad News No Longer

    Ten months after the end of the tax credit scheme included in Law 20.365, the new government of President Michelle Bachelet in Chile has been taking steps to promote new solar thermal installations...
  • 27.5 MW Provide Heat for Copper Mine in Chile

    Since June 2013 a 27.5 MWth installation should cover more than 80% of the heat used to refine copper at the Gaby mine in Chile, one of the largest copper mines in the world. The Danish solar thermal system supplier and collector manufacturer Sunmark has set up the turnkey plant. Indeed...

  • Denmark: From Sunmark to Sunmark Solutions

    Because of a lack of turnover, Danish collector manufacturer and turnkey solar thermal system supplier Sunmark had to file for bankruptcy on 10 February 2014. “We had had a hard time with the competition during public tenders, but also some difficulties with bad quality products...

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