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  • Norway: Infrared Welding Machine Completes Automated Polymer Absorber Production

    Aventa’s automated production line for polymer-based solar thermal absorbers is now complete. Austrian machinery supplier FILL has just delivered the last component to the Norwegian company: an infrared welding machine, which is used to join the extruded absorber sheets to the...

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  • Germany: Solar Thermal Experts Discuss Cost-Cutting Strategies

    The solar thermal industry is facing major challenges: Costs of storage and collector components have to be reduced even further if large solar plants are to offer investors competitive prices for heating. Hence, 170 industry representatives and scientists from all around the world came...

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  • Europe: 2011 Conferences dedicated to Solar Heating and Cooling

    In Europe, only a few conferences focus exclusively on solar heating and cooling in 2011. Most events combine both solar thermal technology and photovoltaics, with two-thirds of the schedule being reserved for solar electricity and only one third for solar thermal. Please check the...

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  • Austria: Clinched Aluminium-Copper Absorber with omega-form Sheet

    New absorber production process: The so-called Omega absorbers by Austrian company Estec Energiespartechnik Süd consist of coated aluminium plates, harp-type copper pipes and omega-form aluminium sheets. In order to join plate and sheet, the company uses an entirely automated clinching...

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  • Germany: Minitec sells Assembly Line with certified Collector

    Pressing the red button: The SolarThermal Competence Centre (STCC) of German machinery supplier Minitec GmbH & Co. KG was inaugurated at the end of August by Margit Conrad, the Minister for Environment, Forest and Consumer Protection of the Federal State of Rhineland-Palatinate. The...

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  • South Korea: Improved Machinery Equipment for automated Solutions

    Brazing, soldering and welding specialist Dr Shin from South Korea: The Managing Director of Korean machinery equipment supplier SK Brazing presented several improved products for the manufacturing of tanks and collectors at the Intersolar North America in San Francisco in July 2010....

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  • Automation and Quality Improvements at SMEThermal 2011: Call for papers

    The 1st SMEThermal in March 2010 exceeded the expectations: As the first of its kind to be dedicated exclusively to materials and equipment used in manufacturing solar thermal tanks and collectors, it attracted 150 key industry players from 20 different countries.
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  • Four International Conferences dedicated to Solar Heating and Cooling

    Four international conferences on solar heating and cooling will take place in the first three months of the year: The Solar Thermal Conference at 4/5 March 2010 in Wels, Austria, the First Annual Conference of the European Technology Platform on Renewable Heating and Cooling 23/24 February...

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