Australia

  • Australian Solar Hot Water Market (2010)

    This presentation was delivered by Solahart at Australian Solar Energy Society 2010, and gives an overview of Australia’s Solar Water Heating (SWH) market over the past decade. At present, it estimates that 660,000 solar water heaters are installed across Australia,...

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  • India: New Solar-Biomass Cold Storage and Power Generation System

    India: New Solar-Biomass Cold Storage and Power Generation System

    One of the leading solar solution providers in India, Thermax, has just implemented a so-called solar-biomass hybrid demonstration project at the Solar Energy Centre in northern India. The cold storage and power generation system is the first of its kind worldwide. It comprises of a 15...

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  • EN ISO 9806: Upcoming Global Collector Standard

    EN ISO 9806: Upcoming Global Collector Standard

    In February, Ulrich Fritzsche took the collector manufacturers that were gathered at the SMEThermal 2012 conference on a special tour around the globe. His presentation in Berlin, Germany, listed the collector standards and quality guidelines across the world’s key solar thermal markets:...

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  • Solar Water Hater and Heat Pump Study (2011)

    This study reviews the current status and future trends of Australia’s Solar Water Heater and Heat Pump Industry. In recent years, solar water heaters in Australia have progressed from a niche market to become a mainstream high volume, low margin product. In 2010, it was estimated that over 10%...

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  • Australia: Second Decline in a Row

    Australia: Second Decline in a Row

    The Australian solar thermal market has not actually recovered since the boom year 2009. According to the Head of the Renewable Department of Rheem Australia Pty Ltd, Chris Mundy, the total installed collector area in 2011 again decreased by around 13 % to 100,000 systems. In 2009,...

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  • Estimated Hot Water System Running Costs in Victoria (2010)

    This report was prepared by Energy Consult Ltd. for the Sustainability Victoria governmental agency’s programme. The goal of the report was to estimate the annual energy consumption, GHG emissions and energy running costs of different hot water and heat pump systems in Victoria. This study is...

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  • Australia: Vacuum Tube Collector with Overheating Protection

    Australia: Vacuum Tube Collector with Overheating Protection

    Chinese company Hejia Solar Energy presented a new collector type at the All-Energy Australia 2011 trade fair in Melbourne in October 2011. The collector’s automated coverage prevents the system from overheating during daily operation. The participation in the fair was organised jointly by...

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  • Swiss Bank Sarasin: World Market Reaches 45 GWth in 2011

    Swiss Bank Sarasin: World Market Reaches 45 GWth in 2011

    This week, the Swiss Bank Sarasin published the 12th edition of their solar industry report, covering all three solar technologies: solar heating and cooling (ST), photovoltaics (PV), and concentrating solar power (CSP). The chapter on solar thermal identifies great differences...

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  • 49th Annual AuSES Solar 2011 Conference, Sydney

    The 49th annual Australian Solar Energy Society’s (AuSES) conference will take place from 30 November to 2 December in Sydney. The event involve a range of leading government officials, scientists, developers, and solar industry experts. The program will feature many practical, in-depth forums and...
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  • Performance of Water-in-Glass Evacuated Tube Solar Water Heaters (2005)

    This article was written by the researchers I. Budihardjo and G.L. Morisson form the University of New South Wales, Australia.

    The goal of the research was to evaluate the performance of water-in-glass evacuated tube. A comparison was made with flat plate systems operating in...

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  • Australia: Country's largest Solar Cooling System on Hospital

    Australia: Country's largest Solar Cooling System on Hospital

    The largest solar cooling plant built in Australia so far has been running since April 2011. The solar-assisted cooling installation is a project by the Echuca Regional Health, a public hospital in Echuca, around two and a half hours drive north of Melbourne.
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