Solar Thermal

Baymak puts fully automated storage tank factory into operation

<b>A special feature of Baymaks new storage tank factory is pulse welding.

According to Deputy Export Manager Taçnur Yilmaz, it is the "first fully automated storage tank production facility in Turkey." The company, which is part of the BDR Thermea group, invested around US$ 10 million in the new factory.

Kioto: new laser welding machine for Guadalajara

<b>Marlon Rechberger, Director of Sales & Marketing, and General Manager Klaus Maier present a full-plate absorber produced by the new laser-welding machine. </b><br><br><i>Photo: Kioto Clear Energy</i><br>

The machine, which has been developed especially for the company, is capable of performing full-surface welding not only of the standard absorbers for the firm's own production, but also of the 4 feet x 10 feet (122 cm x 305 cm) absorbers that are typical for the US market. These can be either aluminium-copper absorbers or copper-copper absorbers.

Japanese JGC Corporation to invest in CSP

Abengoa Solar, who will also operate both facilities, will retain control of the project with a 74 % stake. The power plants will be the first commercial CSP plants invested in by any Japanese company.

Solar hot water for US military base

The company SunMaxx just won a contract to equip the military base with 198 flat plate solar collectors that will provide 30 to 50 % of the domestic hot water load. The system will be installed by Intelligent Green Solutions (IGS), an authorized SunMaxx solar thermal installer located in Ithaca, New York.

Almeco-Tinox centralises R&D and production activities

The company has already been operating a PVD vacuum-coating system here since 2008. Sales, marketing and administrative operations remain in Munich.

Abengoa signs EPC agreement with Bharat Heavy Electricals

The agreement covers EPC (Engineering, Procurement and Construction) contracts and an analysis of cooperation options outside India.Abengoa will contribute its expertise in the development, operation and maintenance of CSP power plants, while BHEL has a good knowledge of the Indian energy market and is an experienced EPC company.

Solar Thermal Systems at the new Dubai sports complex

Following the successful installation of the solar thermal system supplied by SOLE S.A. (Athens-Greece) at the tallest building in the world (BURJ KHALIFA) in Dubai; one more impressive construction in Dubai is going Green with SOLE's solar system. At the new Dubai Sports Complex, SOLE S.A.