Collector manufacturing

  • Germany: Dutch Solar Systems Set to Take Over Wagner

    Germany: Dutch Solar Systems Set to Take Over Wagner

    Dutch Solar Systems (DSS), located in Enschede, is negotiating with the insolvency administrator, Markus Plathner, to take over German collector manufacturer Wagner & Co Solartechnik, as the Managing Director of the Dutch wholesaler and project planning company for...
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  • Austria: Tisun’s Biggest Relaunch in 25-Year Company History

    Austria: Tisun’s Biggest Relaunch in 25-Year Company History

    A desk and a phone were all that the owners of a garage and a basement office in Kitzbühel, Austria, needed to found solar thermal manufacturer Tisun (formerly known as Teufel & Schwarz) 25 years ago. Today, Tisun exports 83% of its products to over 40 countries worldwide. The...
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  • Austria: Value Engineering Reduces Material Costs by Up to 25 %

    Austria: Value Engineering Reduces Material Costs by Up to 25 %

    Austrian Greiner Technology & Innovation (GTI) has developed a catalogue of cost-efficient measures which have helped the company achieve a significant decrease in material costs of up to 25 % for common aluminium-framed flat plate collectors with a laser-welded aluminium/copper...
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  • Denmark: New BATEC Owners Supply Collectors and Coating

    Denmark: New BATEC Owners Supply Collectors and Coating

    Shaking hands with arms crossed: The former owner of BATEC Solar, Emanuel Brender (middle), will continue to support the Danish company’s new owners Lars Sabroe Thomsen (left) and Michael Junge. A respective purchase contract was signed in August 2011.

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  • Poland: Collector Manufacturer Watt gets Economy Award

    Poland: Collector Manufacturer Watt gets Economy Award

    Marek Szymanski (right), Managing Director of Polish collector manufacturer Watt, received the Economy Award from the hands of Polish President Bronislaw Komorowski in Poznan on 14 June. Watt is the only renewable energy company among the four award winners which received a prize that had...

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  • Portuguese Car Components Supplier enters Solar Thermal Industry

    Portuguese Car Components Supplier enters Solar Thermal Industry

    MCG has plans to start producing a flat plate collector with a Compound Parabolic Concentrator (CPC) in the near future. The Portuguese company located in Carregado 50 km north of Lisbon has manufactured components for the automotive industry since 1978. “MCG possesses know-how in the area...

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  • India: Glass for Solar Collectors misses Customs Duty Exemption

    India: Glass for Solar Collectors misses Customs Duty Exemption

    In the Union Budget for financial year 2011-2012, which began at the first of April, Indian Finance Minister Pranab Mukherjee granted full exemption from basic customs duty to importers of raw glass and toughened glass used in the photovoltaic industry. Some of the solar collector...

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  • Germany/Poland: Hydro Aluminium Pipes as Standard Product soon

    Germany/Poland: Hydro Aluminium Pipes as Standard Product soon

    Norwegian aluminium producer Norsk Hydro ASA announced its first clients to order aluminium tubes for the production of absorbers in a press release at the end of January. In the press release, the corporation named German collector manufacturer Solarbayer GmbH and Polish collector...

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  • Europe: 2011 Conferences dedicated to Solar Heating and Cooling

    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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  • Norway: Building Cooperative OBOS invests into Collector Manufacturer Aventa

    Norway: Building Cooperative OBOS invests into Collector Manufacturer Aventa

    OBOS, the largest Nordic building cooperative, has become a major shareholder of Norwegian solar company Aventa AS. The latter is specialized in the production of solar thermal collectors made entirely of high-performance polymers. The photo shows Aventa collectors mounted on the south-...

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  • “Hot water demand of 120 litres per day per person”

    “Hot water demand of 120 litres per day per person”

    Being a solar consultant, Johannes Waimer is advising the only solar water heater manufacturer in the United Arab Emirates, Dubai-based Premier Solar Technologies Inc. Twenty years ago, he developed an Integrated Storage Collector (ISC), which is still being manufactured today, in Premier...

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