Solar Thermal

SunMaxx Solar Announces New Solar Thermal Logistics Center in Binghamton

SunMaxx Solar announces their new logistics center located in the Binghamton, NY triple cities area near IBM's original headquarters!

The new logistics center will bring added savings and improved deliverer times to all customers located in the Northern states. In 2011, SunMaxx Solar will maintain larger inventory levels of all items based on feedback from our customers in 2010.

Termicol Energía Solar enters Romanian market

<b>Two systems of 32 collectors each are installed at the Sf. Andrei Community Service Centre in Romania.</b><br><br><i>Photo: Termicol</i><br>

The building that was endowed with solar collectors is “Sf. Andrei Community Services Centre” in Ploiesti, 60 km north of Bucharest. The centre offers free services for disabled children, as nursing/attendance , daycare, counseling and so on.

Calculation method for solar thermal energy

The program, which was developed by the IEA-SHC and other partners, is a step forward for the worldwide evaluation of the energy made available by solar thermal systems. Up until now, the output in kWth has simply been estimated using the installed collector area.

Standardization for solar cooling

The plan is to develop a modular system that can be adapted to suit the given situation without the need for difficult and time-consuming planning. AS Solar will equip the Leibniz University with the necessary solar technology. The modular system will then be designed and developed at the University.

Abengoa receives US$ 1.2 billion loan guarantee for CSP plant

The loan will support the construction of the 280 MW CSP plant Mojave Solar Project in California. In total the plant will represent an investment of US$ 1.6 billion.

Acciona puts fifth CSP plant worldwide into operation

<b>Acciona is working on more CSP plants like Palma del Río: an identical plant will start operation in 2012 at Orellana (Badajos).</b><br><br><i>Photo: Acciona</i><br>

With the new 50 MW plant Palma del Río I Acciona now has installed 200 MW of CSP capacity in Spain and 267 MW worldwide. Like the other plants of Acciona, Palma del Río I is based on parabolic trough technology which uses rows of parabolic mirrors that concentrate sunlight to pipes where a heat transfer fluid is heated.