European Solar Thermal Industry Federation

News from members

This year’s edition counted on 244 participants from 17 nations. The conference addressed recently new developments and the increased solar thermal integration into heating grids and for industrial process heating. It looked into new business models, hybrid systems, as well as component and system developments and advanced thermal storage systems, all of paramount importance for the successful future of solar thermal energy.

The lecture material released for publishing is available at the AEE download centre: Download

More information at the conference website.

SOLID was part of the “22. International Fair for Heating, Cooling and CHP” (combined heat and power) - the EnEff - in Germany. On April 19th SOLID was awarded with the 2nd place at the Contracting Award 2016 for the project “Contracting with citizen participation”. This award is one of the most important prizes of the energy branch in Germany. Best practice projects which deliver heat at significantly reduced costs and emissions are awarded. Contracting is a groundbreaking financial instrument to implement environmental friendly projects for energy supply at reduced costs for customers.


For 40 years, the main focus of the EnEff-fair has been on district heating, cooling and CHP. Visitors got an overview of a variety of products from industrial and public to private heat supply from about 160 exhibitors. SOLID is one of the pioneers for integrating solar thermal installations into district heating systems, and also presented an attractive investment model.

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Baxi has introduced the solar thermal collector Mediterranean Slim.

This new collector is characterized by its very low thickness and low weight. It aims to overcome usual problems in the installation of solar panels, related to size and weight. Designed in Spain by the Centre for European Reference Solar Energy Group BDR Thermea, which owns Baxi, the Mediterranean Slim is a new concept of solar panel with a thickness of only 46 mm and 26 kg weight, instead of the usual collectors of about 85-90 mm thick and about 40 kg.

More information here (ES).

Resol has launched a new solar product for controlling hot water solar thermal systems that use electric secondary heating. It was developed thinking of systems where the secondary heating requirements are low, hence users might prefer to use electric heating, such as in holiday or weekend homes.

More information here.

Savo-Solar will deliver a solar collector field to the district heating plant in Søllested, Denmark. The collector field will be installed during May-August this year. The value of Savo-Solar’s delivery is approximately EUR 0.7 million.

More information here.

TiSUN will supply the project Gutleutmatten, covering approximately 500 new residential units for approximately 1.300 residents. The project will include over 1.6 MWth (2.287 m²) of solar collectors and will be developed until 2018.

More information here.

For the tenth time already the industry magazine “Sun & Wind Energy” commissioned the market research agency Solrico to carry out an international study on the global solar industry. From over 197 listed companies in 44 countries GREENoneTEC emerged for the tenth consecutive year as the world’s leader of thermal flat plate collectors.

More information here and here.































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