Solar Thermal News

  • Kingspan Exhibiting its Solar Thermal Offering at ISH 2017, Frankfurt

    We are heading to Frankfurt in March, to exhibit at ISH, the world’s leading trade fair for the bathroom experience, building services, energy, air conditioning technology and renewable energy. We will be showcasing our global-leading solar thermal product range, Kingspan Thermomax evacuated tubes and Varisol systems. Thermomax  ...


    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

  • JLM Energy launches MicroStorage, a scalable product for applications from large utility scale to small residential

    JLM Energy announced today the launch of a cutting edge energy storage product category called MicroStorage. MicroStorage couples a battery pack directly to a corresponding solar panel. It is the first solution that enables the dual supply of power from solar to batteries and the grid simultaneously. The innovative approach creates the most efficient, cost-effective solution available in the ...


    By JLM Energy, Inc

  • 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

  • 2017 is already looking bright for AES Solar

    2016 has been a challenging year for the UK renewable industries but also generally in the business markets due to a number of political outcomes and decisions which have created uncertainty across the globe. Despite these uncertainties it is with great pleasure ...


    By AES Ltd

  • Expansion on the cards for AES after government cashback boost

    As Scotland’s only manufacturer of solar thermal panels we have no doubt that our business will expand after it was announced that the government has dropped plans to remove solar thermal from the Renewable Heat Incentive. We welcome the news following a campaign by the Solar Trade Association. The Solar Industry George ...


    By AES Ltd

  • NREL Data Book charts growth of renewable-electricity generation in 2015

    Renewable energy generation continued to grow in the U.S. even as demands for electricity decline, according to the National Renewable Energy Laboratory’s (NREL) 2105 Renewable Energy Data Book. The Data Book  issued this month is compiled by NREL for the U.S. Department of Energy. “Since it was first released in 2009, the ...

  • Solar Thermal Awareness & Training Day

    This course will introduce you to solar thermal and give you an overview of its advantages for domestic and commercial installations, making sure you understand the technology and benefits it brings. The training also includes an overview of our latest innovation – Kingspan Range Trinity ...


    By Kingspan Environmental Ltd

  • With the new PV*SOL 2017 electric cars can now be included in the design of a PV plant

    Berlin-based Valentin Software GmbH has updated its software for designing photovoltaic plants to include new features. The new version of the PV*SOL premium and PV*SOL software now makes it possible to take electric cars into consideration when calculating your own consumption. In the new version, Valentin Software has integrated additional, flexible electricity tariff models. The new ...


    By Krampitz Communications

  • Any colour you like as long as it is from AES Solar

    AES Solar are delighted to have recently launched a service to custom build solar thermal panels from our Endurance range. Not only can the shape be altered to accommodate difficult roof areas, the frame can be any colour you like. This opens up all sorts of possibilities for architects, designers and specifiers. Taking our standard sizes and designs, these can be altered to meet specific ...


    By AES Ltd

  • NREL Announces Round Two Selections for the DOE Small Business Vouchers Pilot

    The Energy Department's (DOE) National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) will help 12 companies advance their technologies under the second round of DOE's Small Business Vouchers (SBV) pilot. "The Small Business Vouchers Pilot focuses on attracting small and mid-size businesses that can leverage the world-class capabilities of the national laboratories and bring their clean energy ...

  • The U.S. Virgin Islands: Promise, Problems, and Progress

    Forty miles east of Puerto Rico[1] in the heart of the Caribbean lays an island group known as the United States Virgin Islands (USVI). Made up of three main islands (St. Thomas, St. Croix, and St. John) and dozens of smaller islands, the USVI is known for its white sandy beaches and the year-round temperate ...

  • Dubai tenders for 200 MW CSP plant

    Dubai Electricity & Water Authority (DEWA) launched June 12 a tender for a 200 MW CSP plant. The tender represents the first phase of a plan to build 1 GW of CSP capacity within the Mohammed bin Rashid al-Maktoum Solar Park by 2030. Dubai has set a target of 25% of energy from solar power by 2030 and the total capacity of the Mohammed bin Rashid al-Maktoum park is expected to reach 5 GW. ...


    By FCBI Energy

  • BrightSource Launches Next Generation Solar Field Technologies

    BrightSource Energy, Inc., a leading concentrating solar power technology (CSP) company today announced advanced solar field technologies currently ...


    By BrightSource Energy, Inc.

  • Eskom wants CSP storage to supply early-morning demand

    South Africa's Renewable Energy Independent Power Producer Procurement Program (REIPPPP) provides a peak rate tariff for CSP plants which is 270% of the base rate. The extra incentive was introduced for the last two bidding rounds of the REIPPPP but it is yet to be offered for power generated after 10 PM and before 5:00 AM. Rajpaul said CSP developers could benefit from more extended peak rate ...


    By FCBI Energy

  • A new way to store solar heat

    Original story at MIT News Imagine if your clothing could, on demand, release just enough heat to keep you warm and cozy, allowing you to dial back on your thermostat settings and stay comfortable in a cooler room. Or, picture a car windshield that stores the sun’s energy and then releases it as a burst of heat to melt away a layer of ...

  • Renewables outperform fossil fuels in Chile tender

    Last week Chile’s National Energy Commission awarded contracts for the supply of 1,200 gigawatt hours of energy to unregulated customers in Chile. Thirty-one companies competed for the 20-year contracts, with wind and solar projects going head-to-head on price with coal generation plant. As the winners were announced the results threw up some significant game changers which echo a new and ...


    By Mainstream Renewable Power

  • 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 ...

  • Influx of PV firms into China CSP set to boost funding, cut tech costs

    United PV’s recently awarded 100 MW CSP plant in China signals a new movement of PV developers into the CSP market, building on gains made in an increasingly crowded PV sector and bringing investment and potential technology improvements to CSP projects, industry sources said. United PV Group announced in August it had won the bid to develop a 100 MW CSP plant in Shanxi province in eastern ...


    By FCBI Energy

  • Australian CSP farm build starts; Brazil calls for solar thermal projects; New trough mirror responds to molten salt growth

    Aalborg CSP begins build on 50 MW Australian farm project Denmark’s Aalborg CSP has started construction of the world’s first Integrated Energy System based on Concentrated Solar Power, located in the South Australian desert. The project involves a custom-built CSP tower system with a capacity of 50-MW, which will serve the energy needs of Sundrop ...


    By FCBI Energy

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