vacuum tube collectors

  • Moldova: Vacuum Tube Collector Assembly Line Inaugurated

    Moldova saw the commissioning of an assembly line for vacuum tube collectors in what used to be the large halls of a manufacturing plant. The owner of the premises is Raut, based in the city of Balti, who repurposed the location after succeeding in the government’s...
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  • India Market Development

    India: Growing Demand for Vacuum Tube Technology

    The Indian market has started to show signs of recovery in the previous financial year from April 2015 to March 2016. A survey carried out by Indian consultant Jaideep Malaviya found the newly installed collector area to have reached a total of 1.55 million m² (1.085 MWth). The share of...
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  • India: Bhagyanagar Captures Solar Energy and the Market

    At a time when vacuum tube technology is capturing larger shares of India’s solar collector market, one company has been successfully challenging the import competition: Bhagyanagar India Limited (BIL), India’s biggest fin-tube absorber manufacturer. According to the company...
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  • India: Investment in Tank and Vacuum Tube Collector Production

    The solar thermal industry in India is serving the strongly growing demand with additional manufacturing capacities of solar water heaters based on vacuum tube technology. This news piece presents two examples of solar manufacturers, V-Guard Industries and Inter Solar Systems, which have...

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  • Poland: Rules Change for Vacuum Tube Collectors

    On 2 September, the Polish National Fund for Environmental Protection and Water Management (Polish initialism: NFOŚiGW) announced new requirements for its residential subsidy scheme on its ...

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  • India: “Test centres will educate manufacturers on quality measures”

    From railway management to solar thermal technology: this is the how the life of Veena Sinha took a new path in December 2012. Sinha had worked with Indian Railways at the middle management level for 15 years. She had handled matters ranging from technology and human resources issues to...

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  • India: Flat Plate vs Vacuum Tube Technology

    Until now, the Indian solar thermal market has been dominated by flat plate collectors (FPCs). FPCs have several advantages, with the main being robust and long-lasting. In a price-sensitive market such as the Indian one, however, vacuum tube collectors (VTCs) have gained a foothold over...

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  • Germany: Ritter Group’s Eco-Consequent Product Development

    The German Ritter Group is proving its commitment to eco-business more and more: The latest generation of the Paradigma double-glass evacuated tube collectors, called Aqua Plasma, shows improved performance, as well as a reduction in weight and carbon emissions. This development matches...

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  • Turkey: Vacuum Tubes on the Rise

    Vacuum tube technology is gaining influence on the Turkish market. Between 2007 and 2011, the share of vacuum tubes among the total newly installed collector area in the country increased from 4 to 28 %, according to the market statistics of Hakan Alas, General Manager of Ezinç Metal. ...

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  • Description of Simulation Tools used in Solar Cooling (2009)

    This technical report is a deliverable of Task 38, Subtask C within the framework of the International Energy Agency’s Solar Heating and Cooling Programme. It describes both existing and developing simulation tools and models used for solar cooling applications.

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  • USA: Solar Energy Dries Biosolids in Wastewater Treatment Facility

    As part of its plan to reduce the dependence on fossil fuels, the Kent County Regional Wastewater Treatment Facility in Milford (Delaware), USA, has been using solar energy from a vacuum tube collector field with 317 m2 of gross area for its biosolid drying process since August 2011. The...

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  • Solar Heating: Incorporating Underfloor Heating (2011)

    This is the report of a study done by the Architecture Department of the Uruguayan Republican University. The goal of the research was to find out whether it was technologically and economically feasible to integrate solar thermal system for underfloor heating into the already existing systems...

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