Solar Thermal

Wels town and exhibition centre wish to promote solar heating

In the future, the Wels exhibition centre now wants to put a more stronger focus on solar heating at this annual show on energy saving.

Vaillant starts production in Nantes

The volume of investment in the production facilities is around € 3.5 million. Initially, the solar collectors manufactured in Nantes are destined primarily for the French and South European markets.

MiniTec delivers a laser welding system to Velux, Hungary

<b>Velux trusts in MiniTec and SunLaser by buying their laser welding system.</b><br><i>Photo: MiniTec, Switzerland</i>

In 2010 Velux will further develop and strengthen its own production of thermal solar panels there. “The laser welding machine from MiniTec and SunLaser offers a very high process reliability combined with optimal production speed and efficiency”, Velux Project Manager Istvan Konya emphasises the company’s decision.

ESolar and Ferrostaal partner to provide turnkey CSP plants

They target selling these power plants in countries like Spain, the United Arab Emirates and South Africa. ESolar ist to provide the solar field and the receiver technology. In this technology, the concentrated sunlight is reflected onto the receiver and boils water within the receiver at the top of the tower.

TÜV's Solar Thermal Testing Services accredited by SRCC

TÜV Rheinland PTL launched its Solar Thermal and Combined Heating Power (CHP) Systems services, including domestic and international testing, at the Greenbuild International Conference and Expo in Phoenix, Arizona, in November 2009.

Andasol 3: Collector construction completed

<b>Exactly 7296 parabolic trough collectors have been put into position for the Andasol 3 solar thermal power station. They have a total weight of over 18,000 t.</b><br><br><i>Photo: Solar Millennium</i><br><br><br><br><br><br><br>

In total, almost 7300 collectors, each with a length of 12 m and a weight of 2.5 t, are now in position. The power station now covers an area of 2 km², which is about the same as the area of the Principality of Monaco. Solar Millennium reports that the building of the power station block is also proceeding according to plan.

Fabrico Adds Ultrasonic Welding Capabilities

Kennesaw - Fabrico, the leader in design and manufacturing services for flexible materials, now offers ultrasonic welding capabilities at the Kennesaw, GA facility. Ultrasonic welding provides an alternative joining technology that complements Fabrico's adhesives expertise.