Solar Hot Water News

  • PHEX+ Alexandra Palace - 17 & 18 May 2017

    Kingspan Albion are pleased to announce we’re back at PHEX and will be exhibiting at Alexandra Palace in May. Our stand is going to be packed with NEW products as we launch our range of electric point of use water heaters Ultra-flow, and also show off the new extended Ultrasteel range with slimline, horizontal and pre-plumbed models now available, plus hot water cylinder capacity now going ...


    By Kingspan Environmental Ltd

  • 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

  • AES Solar’s Grant Feasey is short-listed for industry award

    Grant Feasey from AES Solar, based in Forres, Scotland, was recently selected as an Engineering finalist in the Young Professionals Green Energy Awards. The awards, which will take place in Glasgow on May 26, showcases the enormous range of young talent in the renewables industry. After joining AES Solar as a graduate in 2011, Grant has worked his way up and is now the Senior Design Engineer at ...


    By AES Ltd

  • 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 SERIES

  • 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 ...

  • Solar Keymark certification going strong ten years on!

    Ten years ago, on 20 October 2003, the first ever Solar Keymark certificate was issued. Ten years later, the Solar Keymark is a success story, with around 2000 certificates for collectors and systems held by companies from 40 countries. The Solar Keymark was conceived ten years ago as a voluntary third-party ...

  • 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

  • Canadian Solar Modules Pass PID Test for Third Consecutive Year

    Canadian Solar Inc. (the "Company", or "Canadian Solar") (NASDAQ: CSIQ), one of the world's largest solar power companies, today announced that its solar modules CS6P-P series (60 cells, polycrystalline ) and its monocrystalline MWT cell modules, ELPS CS6P-MM series (60 MWT cells, monocrystalline) have all passed Fraunhofer ...


    By Canadian Solar Inc. (CSI)

  • Starwood Hotels & Resorts and NRG Energy Introduce an Industry-Leading Alliance to Develop Solar Power at Hotel Properties

    From the Caribbean Summit of Political and Business Leaders that took place in the British Virgin Islands last week, Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide, Inc. (NYSE: HOT) and NRG Energy, Inc. (NYSE: NRG) on Friday announced a new global alliance to expand the use of renewable energy systems at Starwood properties. The alliance will begin with three properties, including the installation of a ...


    By NRG Energy, Inc.

  • 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

  • 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

  • The sun shines 365 days a year...

    The winter seems to be coming earlier than expected. Especially in very cold spells the investment in solar thermal systems amortizes quickly. Ideal insulation material, a strong anti-freeze mixture and the optimal alignment of the system ensure that the systems work even when the temperatures are sub-zero. "Many consumers are not aware that a solar system supplies hot water for heating ...


    By TiSUN GmbH

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