• 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...
  • Chile: New Government to Extend Tax Credits

    Chile’s tax rebate scheme for the housing industry ended on 31 December 2013. Since then, Chile has not had any incentive scheme for solar water heaters and local system suppliers are facing a period of low demand. The photo shows Sebastián Piñera, the outgoing...
  • Expo Solar Chile 2013, Santiago de Chile

    The first edition of Expo Solar Chile 2013 will take place in Santiago de Chile from 11 to 12 October 2013. The event covers the use of solar energy at all levels, including construction, agriculture, tourism, education, mining and industry.

  • Chile: Mining Sector May Be Solar Thermal’s Future

    In September 2012, Chile´s Energy Ministry published a comprehensive study on the country´s solar thermal market. The company who had carried out the “Market study of the solar thermal industry in Chile and methodological proposal for its permanent update” is...

  • Uruguay: FUCO Produces Flat Plate Collectors in Montevideo

    It has been one year since FUCO (Fábrica Uruguaya de Colectores Solares Planos) started its production of flat plate collectors in the Uruguayan capital of Montevideo. Right now, the monthly output is at 800 m² and can be increased if necessary, says Director Daniel Sztern....

  • Mexico: Workshop on Quality Assurance for Solar Water Heaters

    A comprehensive documentation of the workshop “Quality Assurance for Solar Water Heaters: Tasks for the Quality Infrastructure” is now available online on the webpage of the German federal agency PTB (Physikalisch-Technische Bundesanstalt): ...

  • Chile: 27.5 MWth Provide Heat for Copper Mine

    From June 2013, the world´s largest collector field could be in Chile. The planned solar collector area amounts to 39,300 m², which would cover more than 80% of the heat used to refine copper at the world´s largest copper mine. The company that is going to set up...


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