Solar Thermal

Roth expands plant in the USA

The groundbreaking ceremony for the plant expansion in Watertown, which took place in July 2016, was attended by Manfred Roth, Executive Chairman,of Roth Industries, Joseph A. Brown, Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Roth USA and the mayor of Watertown, Joseph Butler. Other guests included representatives of the State of New York, of Jefferson County and the Watertown region. (Photo: Roth Industries)

Roth Industries is expanding its capacity at its location in Watertown, New York, with a new large-scale blow moulding system and a 2,500 square metre factory expansion with modern infrastructure.


Solar market in Iran: a considerable potential still untapped?

The potential for solar systems is high in sunny Iran – but organizing such projects can be quite difficult for foreign companies. (Photo: Pixabay/Peggy_Marco)

Iran could become an attractive market for the international solar industry. Interested companies now have different options to get information about the solar market in Iran.


White House announces New Solar Workforce Development Program

The White House today announced a new program, led by The Solar Foundation, to help train more Americans for careers in the rapidly expanding solar workforce. The US-$ 2.1 million program, known as the Solar Training Network, is funded by the U.S. Department of Energy SunShot Initiative under the Solar Training and Education for Professionals (STEP) funding program.


Nicaragua: clinic will use solar thermal energy for air conditioning and water heating

César Barahona and Christian Holter with the signed contract in front of the FairTrade products at the Weltladen store in Graz, where the press conference took place. (Photo: SOLID)

Solid, a Graz-based company specialising in solar thermal systems, has received an order for € 4 million to equip a hospital in Managua, Nicaragua, with a solar thermal plant for warm water heating and air conditioning. It is the first major project of this type being funded using a 'soft loan'*.


Air collector in all colours

Visually appealing: the new air collector from SolAir is available in all colours. (Photo: Jens-Peter Meyer)

SolAir d.o.o. from Slovenia is introducing a new air-only collector. Its special feature: the company has developed a new absorber coating that is available in different colours. The darker the colour, the better the absorption. But the lighter colours are only a few percentage points less effective.


Collector with plastic cover

Lennart Jacobsson, CEO of Ephex explains the new solar heating system at the Intersolar. (Photo: Jens-Peter Meyer)

The Swedish company Ephex is developing a new solar heating system for single-family homes. The heart of the system is a new flat-plate collector.


Heat pumps on the rise

Although heap pumps showed an upward trend in 2015, they need to be openly supported by policy makers to reassure consumers and investors, EHPA demands. (Photo: Glen Dimplex)

The latest figures released by the European Heat Pump Association (EHPA) showed that in 2015, the European heat pump market grew by 10%, resulting in a record year with 880179 units sold contributing to 24 megatons of CO2 emission savings and the creation of 47103 full time jobs.