The challenges of integrating new energy-saving systems in occupied buildings
It can be extremely challenging to integrate technologies using renewables sources, such Parabolic Trough Solar Collectors (PTC), a biomass boiler, a cogeneration unit based on Organic Rankine Cycle (ORC), an absorption chiller and a cooling tower. But this challenge is even greater when these energy reduction systems need to be coupled to an existing and occupied building.
Post date: 31 Mar 2016
A new technology to concentrate solar power provides a new, more efficient way of generating electricity New technologies could soon bring more effective ways of harvesting solar power. That is the case with small size concentrated solar power, or CSP. It is a relatively new technology compared to the more mature photovoltaic technology, which is a “big boy, well grown and muscular” using the words of Francesco Orioli, Director at Soltigua, located near Cesena, Italy. His company produces energy generation systems capable of concentrating solar power.
Post date: 25 Mar 2015
The Danish Technological Institute offers this one-day course on the basics for giving advice on solar thermal installations.
It deals with the assessment of needs and design based on location and the calculation of the financial aspect and profitability of a solar thermal installation.
The course is mainly targeted towards persons working in the design and installation of domestic hot water systems, such as plumbers. The full course costs DKK 3990.
Post date: 28 Oct 2013
Solar thermal systems gain in popularity due to rising energy prices, attractive funding and new legal frameworks.
The training course "Certified Solar Heating Installer", provided by Austrian Institute of Technology (AIT), provides theoretical and practical foundations for the proper design, installation and assembly of high quality solar thermal systems. Target groups for the course are:
Post date: 17 Mayo 2013
This scheme is now closed.
Dotácie na slnečné kolektory a kotly na biomasu
Within this scheme, subsidies were provided to owners of houses and apartment buildings for the installation of biomass boilers and/or solar thermal collectors that met certain minimum technical criteria.
Post date: 30 Abr 2013
KfW Energieeffizient Sanieren – Ergänzungskredit
The KfW promotional programme “KfW Energy Efficient Renovation - Supplementary Credit” provides low interest loans for the replacement of the heating and domestic hot water systems of a residence, as long as the old systems were installed before 2009.
The loan provided can be up to EUR 50,000 and have a 10 year repayment period at a fixed interest rate.
Eligible interventions are:
Post date: 21 Mar 2013
NOTE: The scheme is no longer available
In 2010 the National Fund for Environmental Protection and Water Management (NFOŚiGW) initiated the nation-wide programme of subsidies to loans for purchase and installation of solar collectors by individual investors, natural persons and housing associations. In 2011, the offer for individual investors (through local government units) has been expanded to include grants and loans for home sewage treatment plants and connecting buildings to the cumulative drainage system.
Post date: 13 Mar 2013
Post date: 5 Oct 2011
Post date: 14 Sep 2011
Up to now, solar collectors which were integrated into façades were primarily available in form of flat plate collectors with a thermally insulated opaque rear wall. The award winning technology is based on evacuated tubes combined with aluminium reflectors in combination with aluminium frames and façade elements. All important technical aspects are uniquely combined in this product: thermal energy collection, visual transparency, even distribution of light throughout the room, thermal insulation and protection from the sun.
Post date: 4 Nov 2010