Technology Trends, Cape Verde

  • IEA SHC Programme Scales up its International Research Network

    The IEA Solar Heating and Cooling Programme (IEA SHC) broadens its sponsor network. The most recent members are the International Solar Energy Society (ISES), headquartered in Germany, and the Gulf Organisation for Research & Development (GORD) based in Qatar. ISES joined as a Sponsor...
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  • Solar Thermal Energy in Cape Verde – State of Development (2014)

    This document was presented at the ECOWAS Solar Thermal Energy Capacity Building and Demonstration Programme conference held on 13 and 14 June 2014 in Praia, Cape Verde. The presentation provides an overview of the usage of solar thermal energy in the touristic sector of Cape...

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  • Solar Thermal Industry in Cape Verde. Potential Market (2009)

    The solar water heating in Cape Verde is practically inexistent. This master dissertation provides an overview of the current status of the country with a view of understanding the potential of solar thermal energy use in Cape Verde. The following market analysis tools are used: the Porter...

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  • Tisun: One Machine to Make Complete Solar Absorbers

    The new absorber production unit at Austrian collector and tank manufacturer Tisun has turned out to be a success: Since October 2011, the Pulsspeed Bender forms the meander pipe, while welding it simultaneously to the absorber plate - and then soldering it to the manifolds. The machine...

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  • Austria: Clinched Aluminium-Copper Absorber with omega-form Sheet

    New absorber production process: The so-called Omega absorbers by Austrian company Estec Energiespartechnik Süd consist of coated aluminium plates, harp-type copper pipes and omega-form aluminium sheets. In order to join plate and sheet, the company uses an entirely automated clinching...

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  • Bending Machines for Serpentine Absorbers – an Overview

    Figure of a bending machine for serpentine absorbers: the bending head is situated in the middle of a horizontal table – in some cases supported by a sliding block to obtain the best bending angle.
    Photo: SMI

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  • China: Insights from the Solar Autumn Trade Fair

    Great response: The 5th China International Solar Energy Autumn Trade Fair in Changzhou, Jiangsu province, sparked the interest of a high number of exhibitors. Photo: Joseph Huang

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  • Israel: Engineers for Absorber Manufacturing

    What counts is the quality of the collar: Dagan´s punching machines possess a special die, which works together with the internal punch to optimize the form of the collar.
    Photo: Dagan Machine Engineering

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  • Solar-supported 2-pipe Heating Networks in Multi-family Houses (2004)

    A challenge for planners: Solar energy is used a lot in multi-storey residential buildings in Austria. The Austrian Institute for Renewable Technologies, AEE Intec, published a handbook of solar-supported heating networks in 2004. Photo: Tisun / Austria Solar

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