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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 Hybrid Collector Produced By Solimpeks

    Solimpeks Corp., a solar company, Turkey, has released the Volther hybrid solar collector, which produces electricity and hot water simultaneously. ...


    By Solimpeks Enerji A.Ş.

  • Aquatherm Industries Sets World Record in Solar Thermal Efficiency with Ultrasun Solar Pool Heating Collector

    Aquatherm Industries, Inc. announced today it has set a world record in solar thermal efficiency with its newest flagship collector, Ultrasun. The collector was tested at TÜV Rheinland PTL in Tempe, Arizona to ISO Standard 9806 and certified by IAPMO R&T (International Association of Plumbing & Mechanical Officials). Having ...


    By PRWeb

  • Alanod-Solar Introduces New MIRO-Fin Solar Thermal Absorbers for North American Flat Plate Collectors

    Black Lacquered Selective Surfaces Deliver Economical Advantage With Industry Leading Efficiency and DurabilityENNEPETAL, GERMANY -- (Marketwire) -- 06/30/10 -- Alanod-Solar, the worldwide leader in advanced reflective and absorptive solar surfaces, today introduced two new solar thermal absorber ...


    By Marketwire

  • Solar system at the height of 111 meters

    Austrian technology brings energy efficiency to the tallest building in the Czech Republic: The AZ tower injects energy into the 400,000-inhabitant city of Brno in the Czech Republic. The soon-to-be tallest building in the Czech Republic will be completed in May 2013 and does not only impress with its unique shape and color, but also contributes Austrian technology for renewable energy production ...


    By TiSUN GmbH

  • 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

  • Software developer doppelintegral launches Blockset for the Simulation of Solar Energy Systems

    doppelintegral GmbH, located in Stuttgart, Germany, has released the software INSEL 8.2 including the Renewable Energy Blockset for MATLAB and Simulink. As the software has more than 300 blocks out of photovoltaics, solar thermal energy and energy meteorology, MATLAB and Simulink users can now professionally plan, monitor and control renewable energy systems. The blocks can be combined in any way ...


    By doppelintegral GmbH

  • Solar PV Report

    Reportlinker.com announces that a new market research report is available in its catalogue:   Solar PV Report ...


    By ReportLinker

  • 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

  • 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

  • Chromasun and Australian Research Partners Win $3.2 Million Grant From Australian Solar Institute to Develop Next Generation Solar Hybrid System

    Collaboration Will Result in Hybrid Rooftop Solar Collector That Can Produce Both High Temperature Heat and Efficient Solar ElectricitySAN JOSE, CA -- (Marketwire) -- 11/30/10 -- Industrial rooftop solar solutions company Chromasun today announced that it has partnered with a number of leading Australian research institutions to win a $3.2 million applied research ...


    By Marketwire

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  • 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

  • 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 swimming pools provide regenerative fun

    The times when tons of water were heated with electricity or fossil energy sources belong in the past. Modern indoor pools are supplied with environmentally friendly solar heat, which allows ideal water temperatures the whole year-round. Since March 2012 17,000 students at the Southeastern Louisiana University in the United States swim in environmentally friendly heated hot water. 1000 swimmers ...


    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

  • Solar Pool Heating System Manufacturer Aquatherm Industries Names New International Distributor in the Pacific Rim

    Aquatherm Industries, the largest U.S.-based manufacturer of solar pool heaters, has named Energy Conscious Design Limited in Auckland, New Zealand its newest International Distributor of the company's flagship solar pool heater product, ...


    By PRWeb

  • Chromasun Installs World's First Hybrid Photovoltaic Solar Thermal Panel Cooling System

    Industrial rooftop solar solutions company Chromasun today announced that it has extended its lead as a researcher and supplier of high performance energy solutions with the world's first installation of a hybrid photovoltaic panel coupled with a solar thermal cooling system. The project was deployed in San Jose, CA in September 2011. "This project is the first of its kind and uses the newly ...


    By Marketwire

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