Heat Storage

  • India: First Solar Thermal Steam Storage for Cooking Applications

    India: First Solar Thermal Steam Storage for Cooking Applications

    The Ramakrishna Mission Student’s Home in the city of Chennai, the capital of Tamil Nadu state on India’s southeast coast, is a combined residential high school and polytechnic college. It caters for around 700 orphan and poor students by providing free education, food and...
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  • Denmark: 37 MW Field with 203,000 m³ Storage Underway

    Denmark: 37 MW Field with 203,000 m³ Storage Underway

    Construction has begun on another large-scale installation: This time, the new number one solar thermal plant in the world will be in Vojens, a small town in southern Denmark, near the city of Kolding. The customer is Vojens District, which signed a contract with Danish collector...
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  • Germany: H.M. Heizkörper Plans to Mass-Produce Latent Heat Storage Units

    Germany: H.M. Heizkörper Plans to Mass-Produce Latent Heat Storage Units

    The Thermobatterie (English: thermal battery), a latent heat storage unit by German manufacturer H.M. Heizkörper, makes it possible to absorb generated thermal energy and store up to two-thirds of it as latent heat without time restraints or heat losses. If required, the energy can...
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  • SMEThermal 2014: “The challenge is the energy storage”

    SMEThermal 2014: “The challenge is the energy storage”

    Large storage capacity, modular design, high storage density and low heat losses: These are the current requirements for solar thermal heat storage. The result is that hot water storage products are often stretched to their limits. Alternatives could be phase change materials (PCMs) or...
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  • Germany: Icy Solar Heat Storage

    Germany: Icy Solar Heat Storage

    German engineering company Ökoplan has built a 1,586 m³ ice storage in one of Hamburg’s residential areas to save solar heat from summer for winter. Parts of the heating system have already begun operating; the start of the ice storage is scheduled for October 2014. The...
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  • Switzerland: New Factory for Large Storage Tanks

    Switzerland: New Factory for Large Storage Tanks

    Swiss tank manufacturer Jenni Energietechnik is about to complete its new production line for large solar tanks in the Swiss town of Oberburg. The company invested Swiss Franc (CHF) 14 million in machinery and a four-storey building. The first tanks are said to leave the factory at the...

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  • India: New Five-Year Guarantee on Solar Tanks

    India: New Five-Year Guarantee on Solar Tanks

    Many Indian regions suffer from bad water quality: More than 75% of the country has moderately hard to very hard water. Chloride levels are also high in specific areas when water is obtained from boreholes. The “desired” legal chloride limit for drinking water is 0.25 g/litre...

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  • Europe: Solar Keymark Scheme Rules for concentrating solar collectors

    Europe: Solar Keymark Scheme Rules for concentrating solar collectors

    During the meeting in Paris in October 2011, the Solar Keymark Network has accepted an extension of the Solar Keymark Scheme Rules. In the future, Solar Keymark will be available for both solar water heater stores and concentrating solar collectors. At the same meeting, the Solar Keymark...

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  • Germany: District Heating Companies encourage Customers to feed in Solar Heat

    Germany: District Heating Companies encourage Customers to feed in Solar Heat

    In Hamburg in northern Germany, two district heating providers encourage their customers to supply the companies' networks with heat generated from individually owned solar collectors or other renewable sources. E.On Hanse Wärme offers to store heat for a fee, whereas Hamburg Energie buys...

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  • Switzerland: Jenni Energietechnik AG expands Production Capacity

    Switzerland: Jenni Energietechnik AG expands Production Capacity

    Orders for large solar storage tanks are on the rise: Swiss Jenni Energietechnik AG is currently expanding its production capacity to meet the greatly increased demand. At its Oberburg headquarters, the solar company is constructing a new building for the manufacturing of large storage...

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  • Germany: Independent of Energy Utilities

    Germany: Independent of Energy Utilities

    Living without gas and electricity grid connection: On 5 May, German building promoter Helma Eigenheimbau AG inaugurated its first energy self-sufficient home located in the 'show house park for sustainable construction' at the company’s headquarters in Lehrte, Germany. The sun supplies...

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