Product News, Switzerland

  • Andreas Bohren

    Solar Keymark Network gets new chairman

    The Solar Keymark Network meeting held in Spain this March saw a new chairman, Andreas Bohren (see photo), leading a reshaped organisation. From now on, the members of the network, also known as SKN, will have a physical meeting in spring and an online one in autumn. Votes can be held in...
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  • Entirely solar-heated blocks of flats in Switzerland

    Switzerland’s solar thermal market showed a slight increase last year, thanks to growing demand for solar hot water systems in multi-family houses. According to a press release from Switzerland’s solar industry association Swissolar on 11 July, glazed and unglazed collector area...

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  • Task 51

    Lessons learned from urban solar projects

    Cities and municipalities are thought to play a decisive role in transforming energy systems. Urban planners, municipal stakeholders and consulting firms need case studies to demonstrate that solar energy can be integrated successfully into new and existing urban neighbourhoods. It is why...
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  • collector labels Solergy (left) and Solar Keymark (centre top) as well as the EU Energy Efficiency label (right)

    Three labels in Europe – what are the differences?

    Labels and trademarks should give the end-consumer a clear feedback on the quality and performance of the labelled product. Currently there are three labels available for solar products or solar assisted heating systems in Europe, so there is an increasing need to explain the differences to...
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  • Photo: Absolicon

    Parabolic trough collector production line shipped to China

    Absolicon, a Swedish supplier of concentrating solar thermal technology, has recently delivered its first production line to a Chinese company. The equipment to manufacture parabolic trough collectors, which the Swedish business developed in-house, arrived in China in mid-April. The line is...
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  • 6. Nationale Solarwärme-Tagung 2018, Rapperswil

    The 7th Nationale Solarwärme-Tagung 2018 will take place on 11 September at HSR Rapperswil, Switzerland. All presentations will be performed in German. The Event will be part of Eurosun 2018. 
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  • Solar Heat Europe

    Three ways to read European market statistics

    There is more than one way to read 2016’s market statistics published by Solar Heat Europe about 2 months ago. One could emphasise the great achievements made in reducing emissions and creating jobs in the solar heating and cooling sector in Europe. One could likewise point to Denmark as a...
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  • International Conference on Solar Air Conditioning (SAC) 2018, Rapperswil

    The 8th edition of the International Conference on Solar Air Conditioning is taking place on September 12 to 13, 2018 in Rapperswil, Switzerland. SAC 2018 will give the floor to the new generation of solar cooling systems based on the coupling between PV and air conditioning systems as well as the...
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  • SHC SWC 2018

    SHC-focused conferences in 2018

    Currently, our 2018 calendar lists 57 events from all corners of the globe. Below is a summary of selected ones that put a clear focus on SHC.Photo: Masdar Institute at Khalifa University of Science and Technology 

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  • Eurosun 2018, Rapperswil

    EuroSun 2018 International Conference on Solar Energy for Buildings and Industry will take place in Rapperswil, Switzerland, from the 10 to the 13 September 2018. The event, organised by the International Solar Energy Society (ISES) will be a unique platform to discuss the latest developments with...
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  • 13th Conference on Advanced Building Skins 2018, Bern

    The aim of the Conference on Advanced Building Skins, which will take place in Bern from 1 to 2 October 2018, is to contribute to a multidisciplinary, integrated planning approach by architects, engineers, scientists and manufacturers to reduce energy consumption of buildings. By fostering lively...
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  • Dualsun

    French PVT market is picking up

    The IEA’s Solar Heating and Cooling Programme will create its own international research platform on PVT systems in January 2018. Researchers and industry representatives from 13 countries so far will then start evaluating new PVT systems for HVAC solutions. This IEA SHC task, which is...
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