Solar Thermal

Solar heat for 2000 students

<b>Large-scale solar thermal installation on the roof of a students hall of residence. </b><br><br><i>Photo: Ezinc</i>

According to the company, the project in the Turkish coastal town of Trabzon uses 274 meander collectors of the type Superline XL FSB. The plant is installed on the roof of a students' hall of residence that can accommodate 2000 students. The total collector area is 762 m2.

Solar-cooled hotel rooms in Brazil

With a cooling capacity of 10 kW, eight hotel rooms of the small lodge near Chapada dos Guimaräes National Park can now be air-conditioned by a wall cooling system that is constructed in a similar way to underfloor heating.

Novatec creates solar thermal steam at 500 °C

<b>Superheating equipment in Novatecs first commercial power plant of 1.4 MW in southern Spain.</b><br><br><i>Photo: Novatec Solar</i><br>

To do this, Novatec uses a linear Fresnel collector to focus the sunlight onto vacuum-insulated receiver tubes. These contain water, which is heated and vaporized using the solar energy.

Strategies for the development of heat storage

The initiative started by the Austria Solar Innovation Centre (ASIC) aims to develop a "Masterplan Austria Thermal Energy Storage", which will be given as recommendations to the Federal Ministry for Traffic, Innovation and Technology and presented to general public. The purpose is to optimize funding for storage development based on this information.

Masdar Interview part 1: "I think it is quite okay"

<b>Olaf Goebel, Head of Engineering at Masdar Power</b><br><br><i> Photo: Private</i>

S&WE: Mr. Goebel, Abu Dhabi plans to increase the percentage of sustainable energies it uses to 7 % by the year 2020. From a European point of view this is not really very much. Is there an environmental movement in Abu Dhabi?

China joins the IEA Solar Heating and Cooling Programme

The China Academy of Building Research (CABR), on behalf of the Ministry of Science and Technology (MOST), officially joins the IEA Solar Heating and Cooling Programme (IEA SHC).