Standards

  • Mexico: FAMERAC Lobbies for Stricter Solar Thermal System Standards

    Mexico: FAMERAC Lobbies for Stricter Solar Thermal System Standards

    The election of the new Mexican government in December 2012 officially ended the strategic plan for solar thermal energy, Procalsol. The organisation of solar thermal manufacturers, FAMERAC, has been in talks with the Mexican National Commission for Energy Efficiency (CONUEE) and the new...

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  • “I appreciated the initiative of introducing a new standard”

    “I appreciated the initiative of introducing a new standard”

    Elizabeth Duarte Pereira can look back at 40 years of solar thermal research in Brazil. Today, she is Professor at the UNA University Centre in Belo Horizonte in the state of Minas Gerais and is about to help set up a new test facility in Brazil - the third in her research career. During...

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  • Germany: Fraunhofer ISE’s New Climate Test Stand

    Germany: Fraunhofer ISE’s New Climate Test Stand

    At the end of November, the Fraunhofer Institute for Solar Energy Systems ISE started its new test stand for solar thermal collectors. Using this test stand, the scientists aim to simulate mechanical loads under extreme climatic conditions, e.g., wind or snow, and analyse their effects...

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  • Cuba: 15 Years GERA Solar Thermal R&D and Testing

    Cuba: 15 Years GERA Solar Thermal R&D and Testing

    The Cuban Applied Renewable Energy Group, GERA, can look back at 15 years of successful research and development projects. Together with the Faculty of Mechanical Engineering at the Orient University of Santiago de Cuba, GERA has formed a team of specialists from several disciplines,...

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  • Lebanon: Successful Installation of Testing Equipment

    Lebanon: Successful Installation of Testing Equipment

    The new test facility for solar thermal collectors at the Industrial Research Institute (IRI) in Beirut, Lebanon, is now in its warm-up phase: At present, the technical team is preparing the collector testing for the upcoming...

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  • Centre d'Essai Solaire de Perpignan (2008)

    This presentation outlines the mandate and workplan of the Centre d’Essai Solaire de Perpignan (CESP), an accredited testing laboratory where solar thermal components and materials are tested according to EN 12975 to attain the prerequisite for European solar thermal...

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  • Brazil: Quality Labelling Inmetro Soon Mandatory

    Brazil: Quality Labelling Inmetro Soon Mandatory

    Brazilian Labeling Programme PBE – so far a voluntary label - will become mandatory within the next two years. After the transition period of 24 months, all of the around 150 manufacturers of solar collectors and tanks must adhere to the requirements of the new Technical Requirements on...

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  • EN ISO 9806: Upcoming Global Collector Standard

    EN ISO 9806: Upcoming Global Collector Standard

    In February, Ulrich Fritzsche took the collector manufacturers that were gathered at the SMEThermal 2012 conference on a special tour around the globe. His presentation in Berlin, Germany, listed the collector standards and quality guidelines across the world’s key solar thermal markets:...

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  • Market Study - EU HighCombi project (2011)

    This document provides information on the EU project HighCombi. It includes a market study of the project's six target countries, and outlines the solar thermal state of the art in each.

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