Solar Hot Water News

  • Good news for consumers and industry as solar thermal stays in the RHI

    There was great news for the UK renewable energy industry just before Christmas.  The Government announced it was dropping plans to remove solar thermal from the Renewable Heat Incentive (RHI), which pays a tariff to property owners who generate heat through renewable technologies. The announcement means the RHI will continue to support solar thermal domestic systems at the current level of ...


    By Kingspan Environmental Ltd

  • Kingspan Thermomax shortlisted in prestigious H&V Awards and the Regional Finals of the Energy Efficiency Awards 2017

    We are delighted to reveal that Kingspan Thermomax has been shortlisted in the prestigious H&V Awards and also the Regional Finals of the Energy Efficiency Awards 2017.  The project featured the largest roof top solar thermal installation in Wales to date and Kingspan’s largest installed solar thermal system in the UK. Kingspan's evacuated tube collectors provided solar hot water ...


    By Kingspan Environmental Ltd

  • Energy Department Announces New Projects Between U.S. and China to Cut Emissions

    The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) announced nine new energy performance contracting pilot projects that bring together U.S. and Chinese companies to boost the energy efficiency of buildings in China and reduce greenhouse gas emissions. A combination of clean energy retrofits and upgrades will save the selected facilities on energy costs over the lifetime of the contracts by making them more ...


    By Smart Grid Observer

  • SolarPanels4u Looking for Equity Investment

    The Company SP4U is a start-up light manufacturing venture based out of Miami, FL. SP4U founded in America to wholesale renewable and sustainable energy products now plans to manufacture an efficient solar panels with water heating capability to companies in the U.S. and Caribbean, as well as the federal government. SP4U will deploy its products through Distributors/Installers in ...


    By Solar Panels 4 U

  • Introducing The LGS Valve Range

    SAME DAY DESPATCH SERVICE AVAILABLE The LGS Valve is a suitable replacement for the NABIC 542 or BAILEY 707. The Seetru LGS™ Multi-Purpose Safety Relief Valve Range represents state-of-the-art design with dual guided spindle as well as the Seetru Rock-Seal™ seal technology for repeatable high performance sealing. It is a high quality ...


    By Seetru Limited

  • IWMI helps improve livelihoods of resettled community in Mullaitivu

    Drive carefully along the rutted road. Red soil and sparse vegetation bathed in dust greet you on every side, shimmering in the hot, dry, heat. An occasional village relieves the monotony of the lonely landscape. Here is a stark beauty that defies description. Then, a sudden burst of life. Children, chattering excitedly, run to meet your vehicle, in eager anticipation of a change to the otherwise ...

  • The 2050 Imperative–Carbon Neutral Cities

    The International Union of Architects (UIA) has adopted a Declaration committing its member organizations and partners to exercise leadership in planning and designing sustainable, resilient, carbon-neutral and healthy built environments in the world’s cities and towns. Recognizing the central role architects play in planning and designing the built environment, ...


    By GLOBE Foundation

  • Steam from the sun - New spongelike structure converts solar energy into steam

    Original story at MIT News The structure — a layer of graphite flakes and an underlying carbon foam — is a porous, insulating material structure that floats on water. When sunlight hits the structure’s surface, it creates a hotspot in the graphite, drawing water up through the ...

  • New scheme offers cash incentive to households using renewable heating systems in their homes

    A new and innovative Government scheme launched today will pay people for the green heat they generate for their homes. The domestic Renewable Heat Incentive (RHI) is the world’s first long-term financial support programme for renewable heat, offering homeowners payments to offset the cost of installing low carbon systems in their properties. The scheme is open to everyone – home ...

  • Strong solar thermal uptake vital to achieve 2020 targets

    The latest statistics show that solar thermal is now contributing an estimated 20 TWhth to the thermal energy used in the European Union, with a total installed capacity adding up to 28.3 GWth. However, the latest European Commission’s “Renewable energy progress report” indicates that current and planned policy initiatives are faltering and solar thermal may fall short of the ...

  • San Onofre nuke plant to close after bitter fight

    The demise of California's San Onofre nuclear power plant began with an attempt to fix it. A $670 million equipment swap in 2009 and 2010 went haywire, leaving Southern California Edison on Friday with two idle reactors, more than $500 million in bills and a federal decision on a possible restart nowhere in sight. The company decided to close it, permanently. The announcement triggered a ...


    By Associated Press

  • With the energy of water and the sun

    The lack of clean water and effluent disposal in many developing countries has moved into the focus of public attention in recent years. This is why the United Nations has declared the decade from 2005 to 2015 to be the "International Decade for Action Water for Life". Since 2012 a TiSUN solar system has supported the ground-breaking project of the "LooWatt" toilet, which guarantees an energy ...


    By TiSUN GmbH

  • TiSUN appoints New London Agent

    TiSUN, the Austrian solar thermal systems manufacturer, has appointed Matt Tickle of Hurlstones Midlands & South to represent TiSUN’s range to the Building Services Industry in the London area. TiSUN is a specialist in solar thermal systems, and has been manufacturing systems in Austria for 23 years. TiSUN manufactures solar collectors and innovative thermal stores for solar ...


    By TiSUN GmbH

  • Enecsys micro inverters gain traction in Hawaii with new partner R&R Solar Supply

    Enecsys Limited, a premier supplier of micro inverter products for the global solar market, announced that it was making excellent progress in the Hawaii solar residential market thanks to its growing partnership with R&R Solar Supply in Honolulu, Hawaii.  "R&R Solar Supply is pleased to offer our contractor customers a micro inverter solution that we feel better serves the needs of ...


    By Enecsys UK Limited

  • Two into One does go: Car Port as Energy Hub

    Homeowners are often faced with the problem of the ideal location for mounting their solar collectors. Car ports are being considered s an option more frequently, as they offer a visually appealing roof integration, and keep the main roof free. Furthermore, the car port solar system has two uses: the roofed garage solution provides ideal covering for vehicles and offers the house long-term ...


    By TiSUN GmbH

  • Encon Solar and Westport Partner to Develop Metro-North's First Solar Transportation Hub

    The Town of Westport is fast becoming a Fairfield County leader in the adoption of solar technology, capitalizing on partnerships with Solarize CT and Encon ...


    By Marketwire

  • Tyrolean sun for Arab markets

    In order to serve the markets in the Middle East, the Austrian solar thermal manufacturer TiSUN founded the subsidiary TiSUN GCC FZC in Dubai at the beginning of December 2011. The first projects in the MENA-region have been successfully implemented. A major project in Abu Dhabi is equipped with solar systems “made in Austria”. "The countries on the Arabian Gulf are among the sunniest ...


    By TiSUN GmbH

  • New Grundfos product honoured as product of the year in Germany

    It only took the new Grundfos MAGNA3 pump two months on the market to convince German Plus X Awards of its qualities and win several awards. Winner of the High Quality, Functionality and Ecology categories. And chosen as the product of the year in its category. All of this after only two months on the market. The name of the new pump is already ...


    By Grundfos

  • Global investment in renewable energy reaches new heights

    Against an increasingly rough and tumble competitive landscape, total investment in renewables excluding large hydro last year increased 17% to a record $257 billion, a six-fold increase on the 2004 figure and 94% higher than the total in 2007, the year before the world financial crisis, says the UNEP report, ...


    By GLOBE Foundation

  • Market statistics: European solar thermal market remains static in 2011

    There are signs that the strong decline reported over the last two consecutive years has come to an halt in 2011, according to the annual solar thermal market statistics published today by the European Solar Thermal Industry Federation. However, for a full trend reversal, the industry must develop new market segments and improve price competitiveness. Besides, to meet the 2020 targets, it is now ...

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