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  • Titanium dioxide-water nanofluids enhance the performance of solar collectors

    Adding nanoparticles to water in solar collectors, which are used to capture the sun’s energy, can considerably improve their performance, a recent study on nanofluids has found. The energy efficiency of the collector can be increased by up to 76.6% when using water containing 0.1% by volume of titanium dioxide nanoparticles, compared with water alone. Energy from the sun is a renewable ...

  • Novatec Solar’s Fresnel collector generates superheated steam above 500°C

    Novatec Solar’s Fresnel collector has successfully generated superheated steam at temperatures above 500°C at its 1.4 megawatt (MW) demonstration plant in Murcia, Spain, by implementing an innovative receiver design. “With this technical achievement, Novatec Solar takes a leading position in the development of high temperature CSP technology”, says Martin Selig, Head of ...


    By FCBI Energy

  • New Report : Solar Thermal Collectors Market - Global Industry Analysis, Size, Share, Growth, Trends And Forecast, 2013 - 2019

    A collector which is designed to tap the thermal energy given out by the sun is called a solar thermal collector. Solar thermal collectors are mainly categorized as concentrating and non-concentrating. They can come in various sizes and are made up of various materials, depending on the purpose for which they are installed. Solar thermal collectors can be found in households, laboratories, ...


  • Hyperlight Energy Awarded $1.5 Million from U. S. Department of Energy to Advance Low-Cost Concentrated Solar Power (CSP) Collector

    Hyperlight Energy, a developer and manufacturer of low cost Concentrated Solar Power (CSP) technology, announced today that it was selected by the U. S. Department of Energy’s SunShot Initiative to receive a $1.5 million award to develop a pilot CSP production line in San Diego, CA. The project will also validate a rapid field deployment design in a one-megawatt demonstration project at the ...


    By Hyperlight Energy

  • Solar Energy Products in China

    Bharatbook added a new report on 'Solar Energy Products in China' which gives solar energy products investment and demand for photovoltaic modules in China. Solar Energy Products in China to 2013Gains in solar thermal collectors will be primarily stimulated by rising personal incomes and expanding ...


  • Solar heat strikes fairytale castle

    TiSUN large collectors provide green energy for a Belgian castle The Château d'Archenne is located in a manor park in Grez Doiceau in Belgium. The contrast between the antique sand-lime brick building and the modern TiSUN large collectors, which have been placed on a special platform, could not be more obvious. The project demonstrates the fact that contemporary and economical ...


    By TiSUN GmbH

  • Solar Thermal Action Plan presented

    Industry says: With clear targets and the right policies solar thermal can reduce fuel costs for millions of citizens and save millions of tonnes of CO2 Brussels -- The European Solar Thermal Industry Federation (ESTIF) published today a Solar Thermal Action Plan for Europe. The document spells out the benefits of solar heating and a clear target for 2020. Concrete guidelines for ...

  • Christmas cookies baked with solar heat

    An environmentally friendly solar system has supported the bakery of the Down’s Syndrome Centre in Leoben in Styria since October 2012 with energy provided by the sun. The bakery offers jobs for young people with "trisomy 21", a genetic anomaly. Thanks to the Austrian solar thermal manufacturer TiSUN and its partners, the bakery has been opened in time for the holiday season. "With our ...


    By TiSUN GmbH

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  • Solar research laboratory opened at Cranfield

    Cranfield University today cemented its importance in the field of Concentrating Solar Power (CSP) with the opening of the ‘Global CSP Laboratory’. The University is home to the largest CSP research activity in the UK and Cranfield is the only UK representative on the EERA (European Energy Research Alliance) Joint Committee on CSP. The new Global CSP ...


    By Cranfield University

  • Solar power for the poor: facts and figures

    Solar power could help alleviate rural poverty. David J. Grimshaw and Sian Lewis shine a light on its progress, potential and pitfalls. Increasing access to energy is critical to ensuring socioeconomic development in the world's poorest countries. An estimated 1.5 billion people in developing countries have no access to electricity, with more than 80 per cent of these living in sub-Saharan ...


    By SciDev.Net

  • Special success for TiSUN: solar hot water sets achieve Solar Keymark EN 12976 standard

    TiSUN is celebrating the successful Solar Keymark certification of another product family. According to a recently released report all TiSUN solar hot water sets conform to the strict Solar Keymark EN 12976 requirements. All TiSUN FM-module collectors and large collectors have been successfully certified with Solar Keymark EN 12975 for years. In 2012 the hot water sets have also been ...


    By TiSUN GmbH

  • German solar pioneer Wagner Solar Inc. targets North America with award-winning products

    Did you know you could use solar energy in Alaska? Wagner & Co, a German manufacturer of multi award-winning, high quality and efficient thermal collectors, takes the first steps into the North American market. The US subsidiary, Wagner Solar Inc’s introduced the first US solar thermal collector of the EURO collector line and was rated among the top 5 performers of almost 300 tested ...


    By Wagner Solar GmbH

  • New collaboration reinforces Cranfield’s solar reputation

    Cranfield University and Global CSP, developers of the world’s first precision engineered solar energy collector system, are to work together on two solar energy projects. The collaboration will involve testing and improving Global CSP’s solar energy collector system – the ‘solar captor’. Based on aircraft technology, the solar captor is fully insulated against ...


    By Cranfield University

  • Award-Winning Reflector to Cut Solar Cost

    Huge parabolic mirrors catching the sun's rays could crisscross America's deserts soon, thanks to a breakthrough that may greatly lower the cost of solar power. A small solar company has teamed with scientists at the National Renewable Energy Laboratory to develop massive curved sheets of metal that have the potential to be 30 percent less expensive than today's best collectors of concentrated ...

  • Tyrolean solar thermal expert conquers Arab markets

    In order to serve the markets in the Middle East, the Austrian solar thermal manufacturer TiSUN has founded the subsidiary TiSUN GCC FZC in Dubai at the beginning of December 2011. "The countries on the Arabian Gulf are among the sunniest regions in the world. With nine hours per day, the amount of sunshine is much higher than in any European country. This is one reason why the Middle Eastern ...


    By TiSUN GmbH

  • Chromasun and SunWater Solar Partner to Install California's First MCT Solar Cooling Project at Santa Clara University's 2007 Solar Decathlon House

    Collaboration Results in Unique Solar Air Conditioning Demonstration in the United StatesSAN JOSE, CA -- (Marketwire) -- 09/07/10 -- Industrial rooftop solar solutions company Chromasun today announced that it has partnered with SunWater Solar, a solar thermal technology integrator, to deploy California's first ...


  • Flat-pack lens boosts solar power

    Micro-machining could be used to create almost flat, Fresnel lenses, that boost the electrical efficiency of solar panels, according to researchers in China. Fresnel lenses were invented by French engineer and scientist Augustin-Jean Fresnel, in the early nineteenth century, ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Largest solar project in Greece built on Austrian technology

    The Peloponnese Peninsula in Greece is among the sunniest regions in Europe, but when it comes to the use of solar energy, the Southeast European peninsula relies on technology developed in the Tyrolean Alps. The Austrian solar expert TiSUN and the local partner ANDRIANOS are currently implementing the largest solar project in Greece. From the beginning of July 2013, the solar systems "made in ...


    By TiSUN GmbH

  • SMA Wins 2014 Leadership in Solar Power Award

    Readers of Solar Power World magazine have named SMA the winner of the 2014 Leadership in Solar Power award. SMA was recognized as the inverter manufacturer that best exemplifies innovation, ingenuity and hard work for the success of the entire solar industry. The award was based on votes by solar ...


    By SMA America, LLC

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