large-scale solar thermal installations

  • Costa Rica: Small Market but Prestigious Large-Scale Projects

    Costa Rica: Small Market but Prestigious Large-Scale Projects

    Costa Rica’s local solar thermal industry has been getting organised: The Solar Energy Association of Costa Rica, Acesolar, was officially founded last year. In early 2013, all formal issues were resolved and Acesolar was able to start working. Currently, the association has around...

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  • Denmark: ECCO Hotel’s Intelligent Solar Heating Solution

    Denmark: ECCO Hotel’s Intelligent Solar Heating Solution

    The hotel building extension at the ECCO Education and Conference Centre in Tønder, Denmark, supplies its own energy. Among other things, the autonomous energy supply is the result of a solar heating solution connected to the hotel’s booking system. The system comes from Danish Arcon...

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  • France: Restructuring SAED

    France: Restructuring SAED

    SAED or Sophia Antipolis Energie Developpement, which is a start-up located in the south of France, produces a heat pipe protected by two patents. The company developed a...

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  • How to Finance a Large-scale Solar Thermal Plant

    How to Finance a Large-scale Solar Thermal Plant

    One of the organisations which have had experiences with RES leases over many years is the Austrian UniCredit Leasing. Josef Robert Straninger, Country Coordinator of the Competence Center Renewable Energies at UniCredit Leasing, explained at the SMEThermal conference in Berlin what...

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  • Thailand: Government Continues Subsidy Programme in 2013

    Thailand: Government Continues Subsidy Programme in 2013


    Since January 2013, the government of Thailand has continued to subsidise commercial solar thermal installations which are combined with waste heat from an air conditioner or boiler. The programme has been running since 2008 and phase VI in 2013 is limited to 25,000 m2...

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  • Chile: 27.5 MWth Provide Heat for Copper Mine

    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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  • Austria: How to Plan and Finance Large-Scale Systems

    Austria: How to Plan and Finance Large-Scale Systems

    The Austrian solar thermal industry association Austria Solar is still working on how to facilitate large-scale solar thermal installations. Because one key aspect of a large-scale project is how to finance it, the association organised a first...

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  • Austria: First Federal Incentive Programme for Solar Water Heating

    Austria: First Federal Incentive Programme for Solar Water Heating

    On 17 April, Austria started its first federal incentive programme for solar water heating in the residential sector. This means that the Austrian Climate and Energy Fund now supports new private solar thermal installations with EUR 400 per system if the collector area is 5 m² or more....

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  • Germany: ‘Green Alliance’ Bears First Fruits

    Germany: ‘Green Alliance’ Bears First Fruits

    About one year ago, a German system provider in the field of surface technology, Eisenmann AG, and German Ritter XL Solar GmbH, a company specialised in large-scale solar thermal installations, joined forces to form the „Green Alliance“. Its aim was to promote solar process heat,...

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  • USA: Contractor Runs 7,804 m² Collector System at Prestage Foods Factory

    USA: Contractor Runs 7,804 m² Collector System at Prestage Foods Factory

    There is now one more solar process heat installation in the US – and it is one of the country’s largest, too. Since October 2011, more than 50 people were working onsite, 7 days a week, to put the system in place. 84,000 ft2 of collector area (7,804 m2) are going to...

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  • South Africa: University of Pretoria’s 672 m² Solar Thermal System

    South Africa: University of Pretoria’s 672 m² Solar Thermal System

    The University of Pretoria is extending its Onderstepoort campus and this extension also includes a 672 m² solar thermal system. The system provides warm water to the new energy-efficient flats accommodating a total of 550 students. Onderstepoort - or OP, as it is commonly known - is...

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  • USA: Massachusetts Supports Commercial Solar Systems with up to USD 25,000

    USA: Massachusetts Supports Commercial Solar Systems with up to USD 25,000

    In Massachusetts, a new support programme for large-scale solar thermal systems has come into effect recently. Building owners can now apply for grants of up to USD 25,000 (residential and commercial systems) or even USD 30,000 (systems on public buildings) thanks to the Commonwealth Solar...

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