Solar Thermal

New hybrid heating device for solar thermal and heat pump

The new hybrid heating system from Sunex (Photo: Sunex)

Polish Company Sunex is offering a new hybrid heating device. The hybrid system collects heat from solar collectors and heat pumps, to later redistribute this energy for home heating and domestic hot water.


Solar thermal market forecast 2015

Bärbel Epp, founder of Solrico: “The ISOL Navigator serves as a compass through the global solar heating and cooling sector for manufacturers, system suppliers, service providers and new entries to the market.“

Most solar thermal manufacturers expect that multi-family houses or public orders will become more important sales drivers than the currently most important segment of single-family homes. This is one of the results of a study by German agency Solrico, which asked 365 international stakeholders about their current business satisfaction and their expectations for the future.


Heat instead of medication on prescription

Ed Davey (Energy Minister)

As part of the fight against energy poverty, the UK Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change Ed Davey is going to enable doctors to prescribe new boilers and insulating glass panes to sick patients.


New solar collectors from GREENoneTEC

The new large-area collector GK 3003 has a total ­area of 13 m². (Photo: GREENoneTEC)

The collector manufacturer GREENoneTEC will present several new solar thermal collectors at next week ISH in Frankfurt, Germany. One of the collctors is also is the basis for a new ­thermosiphonic system.


Wind turbines and solar thermal installed on Eiffel Tower

UGE vertical axis wind turbines installed at 120 m on the Eiffel Tower (Photo: UGE)

The venerable Eiffel Tower, which hosts almost seven million visitors a year, has just finished a 30 million euro retrofit. Two on-site wind turbines are now operating and other renewable technology includes solar thermal and heat pumps.


Training App for Resol Controllers

Training App VBus Touch Trainer for Resol Controllers. (Photo: Resol)

The biggest source of errors during the installation of a solar heating system is not the material, but humans. Resol is now responding to this with a new app that provides training and practice in using Resol controllers.


Energy self-sufficient residential area thanks to hybrid collectors

The area „Suurstoffi“ is expected to be self-sufficient starting 2018. (Photo: Zug Estates AG)

Until 2018, overall 4,000 living and working spaces of the Swiss district “Suurstoffi” are scheduled to be independent from the electricity grid. This is thanks to a smart energy concept using photovoltaics, solar thermal energy, heat pumps and geothermal energy.