Australia

  • 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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  • Cyprus: 4th International Solar Air-Conditioning Conference in Lanarca

    Cyprus: 4th International Solar Air-Conditioning Conference in Lanarca

    Following Bad Staffelstein (Germany, 2005), Terragona (Spain, 2007), and Palermo (Italy, 2009), the 4th International Solar Air Conditioning Conference will now take place in Lanarca, Cyprus, from 12 to 14 October 2011. Over the years, the conference has grown into an important event, at...

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  • Solar Water Heaters – Markets and New Developments (1996)

    This paper was prepared by Graham L. Morrison from the School of Mechanical and Manufacturing Engineering of the University of New South Wales in Sydney, Australia The paper provides an overview of the international and Australian solar water heating markets, focusing on promotional programmes...

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  • “Made in Taiwan is a brand name which still sells”

    “Made in Taiwan is a brand name which still sells”

    Taiwan remains a country strongly dominated by flat plate collectors. Solarthermalworld.org spoke with local solar thermal manufacturers and planners about the advantages of the technology in comparison to vacuum tubes. The photo shows an installation at the elementary school in the...

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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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  • 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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  • Australia: Reasons for the Slowdown of the Solar Thermal Market

    Australia: Reasons for the Slowdown of the Solar Thermal Market

    In Australia, solar water heating systems are more and more overshadowed by photovoltaic installations. According to Chris Mundy, General Manager - Renewable Energy at Rheem Australia, the solar thermal market is going to decrease by around 30 % this year compared to the boom year 2009...

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