• Solar Thermal or Photovoltaic Cooling? (2012)

    This presentation was given by Professor Ursula Eicker (University of Applied Sciences, Stuttgart) at Intersolar 2012. It reports on the simulations studies undertaken by the University to compare the energy performance and costs of solar thermal, PV and conventional cooling. Several case...

  • Turkey: Güneş Enerjisi – Book on Solar Thermal Technology in Turkish

    Ezinç Metal, the biggest solar thermal manufacturer in Turkey, has just published a book about the use of solar heating. The 110-page document entitled 'Güneş Enerjisi' describes in Turkish the potential of solar heating, and the different collector and tank technologies Ezinç has been...

  • Australia: First Solar-Cooled Shopping Centre

    Satisfied engineers: Antoine Millioud (left) and Stefan Minder of the Australian company NEP Solar show the Innovation Award that they won at Intersolar 2009 for their PolyTrough collector with a polymer-carrier-based reflector. Photo: Bärbel Epp

  • Strategic Partnerships for Turnkey Solar Collector Factories

    Premiere at the Intersolar fair in Munich, Germany: SMI from Italy and Sunrise from Greece publicly announced their strategic partnership, with the goal to offer turnkey machinery solutions to the solar thermal industry. Photo: Bärbel Epp

  • Solar Mega Fairs in Europe breaking Records

    The next three months will be busy ones for the solar thermal industry. Several solar mega fairs will take place in Europe before the end of May.

    The fair season starts with the biggest fair of all, the ISH in Frankfurt, Germany, including 2,400...

  • Stretching an absorber like a trampoline

    Stephan Fintelmann, founder and executive director of Berlin’s OEM collector manufacturer KBB Kollektorbau, presents his new K4 collector series at Intersolar. Photo: Bärbel Epp

  • Thermosiphon Systems from New Caledonia

    Williams Danger and Caroline Hubert of Sun Ray, a manufacturer of thermosiphon systems, came to Intersolar from New Caledonia, east of Australia, making them the solar thermal exhibitor farthest from home. Photo: Bärbel Epp


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