Product News, Switzerland

  • 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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    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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  • SPF Industrietag 2018 (SPF Industry Day 2018), Rapperswil

    The annual SPF Industrietag at the HSR in Rapperswil, Switzerland, will take place on February 27, 2018. The event provides insights into ongoing projects in the areas of research and development and standardization. It also reports on the current market development in Switzerland. All lectures are...
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    SHC 2017: Combining PV and Solar Thermal

    Combined photovoltaic and thermal solar modules (PVT) can produce heat and power at the same time. The Swiss research institute iedentified 53 companies selling this technology already. In Switzerland, about 300 projects are installed. Andreas Häberle explains what remains to be done for...
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    Switzerland: Current CO2 Tax Does Little to Help Solar Thermal

    The solar thermal market in Switzerland has been shrinking for the past years because of increasing competition from photovoltaics and heat pumps. Additionally, the low oil price has led to a wait-and-see attitude among potential customers. The market continues to show no signs of an upturn...
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  • Switzerland: Plans for Solar District Heating Pilot System

    “Why is there no solar district heating in Switzerland?” Swiss scientists were asking after their visit to Denmark. They had been investigating the feasibility of solar heat in district heating networks in the St Gallen canton and published a 50-page study this March (see the attached...
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    Switzerland: Strong Heat Pump and PV Competition

    There couldn’t be a starker contrast between the market development of two renewable heat segments: Whereas Swiss heat pump sales remained at around 18,400 units per year from 2014 to 2016, collector sales dropped significantly from 117,634 m² in 2014 to 66,699 m² last year. Market volume...
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  • IEA SHC: Most Effective Solar Cooling Storage Technologies

    Scientists from IEA SHC Task 53, New Generation Solar Cooling & Heating Systems, have compared the cost, efficiency and adaptability of solar cooling storage solutions and are now creating a report about the technologies most suitable for a given application. The researchers...
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    IEA SHC Solar Academy: Solar Planning in Times of Rapid City Growth

    Just as on Stockholm’s coastline shown in the photo, cities are seeing new neighbourhoods develop or old ones restored and expanded at a rapid pace. Urban planning is a highly complex issue, especially if it involves low-carbon living solutions and environmental regulations. The main...
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    IEA SHC: New Task to Use Solar Energy for Water Treatment

    On 18 September, there will be a definition meeting for a new task called Solar Energy in Industrial Water Management in Gleisdorf, Austria. The initiator of this international research project within the IEA Solar Heating and Cooling Programme is Christoph Brunner from Austrian...
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  • Woche der Sonne

    Low-Energy Buildings: Solar Thermal, PV or Heat Pump?

    What is the best way to supply heat and power to low-energy buildings? Although there is no single answer to this question, solarthermalworld.org simulated the installation of a solar thermal unit, a PV system, a heat pump and a gas boiler in a low-energy house in southern Germany...
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