Solar Thermal

Chromagen enters strategic agreement with A.O. Smith

<b>Chromagen’s solar water heating products in North America will be exclusively used by A.O. Smith.</b><br><br><i>Photo: Chromagen</i>

Under the terms of the agreement, Chromagen offers A.O. Smith the exclusive use of its solar collectors for utilisation in residential and commercial solar water heating systems in the United States and Canada. The two companies also agreed to work cooperatively to design, develop and market energy-efficient solar products.

Microsolar installs solar heaters for dairy farm

<b>Tom Trantham with his newly installed Microsolar heaters at the Happy Cow Creamery in Pelzer, South Carolina. </b><br><br><i>Photo: Microsolar</i>

It comprises two of Microsolar's high-efficiency thermosiphonic solar heater units, which deliver 70 °C hot water for cleaning and sterilizing the milking machines. Microsolar's water heaters are designed and assembled in Malaysia for the international market. They are of a patented coaxial multivalve design: 30 large vertical heating pipes lead from the collector panel directly into the tank.

Perfect Lacquer for Solar Applications

This was the motto of the inauguration of Alanod-Solar's new solar factory celebrated in an architecturally demanding hall in Ennepetal on Saturday July 3rd, 2010.

Amongst a number of guests from politics, economy, national and international customers the inauguration of the new lacquering plant / coating plant was celebrated together with the ALANOD-family.

SunMaxx Solar and GEO-TEC Solar Industries Announce Partnership

The two specialists for thermal solar collectors, located in Ithaca (New York) and Spittal (Carinthia), are uniting their market and technology expertise to jointly benefit from the rapidly growing U.S. market.

Micro-Concentrator cooling demonstration at Santa Clara University

<b>Chromasun MCT Module on SCU 2007 Solar Decathlon House</b><br><i><br>Photo: Chromasun</i><br>

The lightweight, low profile MCT module is a utility-scale collector packaged for roof deployment. The technology is designed to offset summertime peak loads by utilizing solar energy for commercial and industrial cooling needs.

FAFCO® Introduces State-of-the-Art Solar Hot Water System

Chico – FAFCO Inc., the oldest and largest solar thermal manufacturer in the United States with over 40 years of expertise in solar water heating, introduces its next generation solar hot water system the new 500 Series system platform by FAFCO.

Groundbreaking of 5 MW micro CSP plant in Hawaii

<b>Groundbreaking of the 5 MW micro CSP plant Kalaeloa Solar One in Hawaii.</b><br><br><i>Photo: Sopogy</i>

The system uses a high temperature energy cycle and works at temperatures of about 200° C. The collectors are much smaller than collectors used in the commercial plants in Spain and the southwest US. Sopogy expects that they can produce energy at grid parity. In Hawaii this would be around 26 US-Ct/kWh.