Boschâ€™s Thermotechnology Division plans to acquire Heliotek Maquinas e Equipamentos, head-quartered in Sao Paulo, Brazil. Established in 1989 and situated in Barueri in the state of Sao Paulo, Heliotek is one of the leading enterprises for solar thermal heaters and heat exchangers in the Brazilian market.
To help accelerate the commercialization of new technology that uses the sun’s energy rather than the electric grid or natural gas to power air-conditioning systems while co-producing renewable electricity, Southern California Gas Co. (SoCalGas) has launched a multi-year demonstration of an advanced concentrated solar cogeneration system to benefit businesses and the region.
May 22 2012 | Posted in Solar Thermal
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Being the first company to be listed in China in the solar thermal industry, Sunrain will gain attention when it comes to energy conservation and the capital market.
First of several planned hybrid solar hot water and electricity systems for world-famous winery Cogenra Solar, a provider of distributed solar cogeneration systems, today announced the nationâ€™s largest rooftop solar cogeneration system to date at Kendall-Jacksonâ€™s Kittyhawk winery in Windsor, California. Expanding on Kendall-Jacksonâ€™s existing energy and water conservation projects, the 96-module, 241kW hybrid solar [...]
New organization to highlight the benefits of concentrating solar power (OAKLAND, CA) March 6, 2012 â€“ BrightSource Energy, Inc., along with other concentrating solar power companies, Abengoa and Torresol Energy, today announced the formation of the Concentrating Solar Power Alliance (CSPA). The Allianceâ€™s mission is to promote the increased acceptance, adoption and implementation of concentrating [...]
The University of North Carolina Â Asheville plans to cut annual hot water costs in Mills Residence Hall by 29% through the installation of a solar energy system from SolTherm. Compared to their previous energy source, the student dormitory is expected to save more than $81,000 over the life of the system. â€œWe could not be [...]
Stapleton-Spenceâ€™s fruit processing and co-pack facility has the largest solar water heating system ever installed in California, saving the company 37,584 therms of natural gas annually. 37,500 therms is equivalent to 1 million kWh or a carbon footprint offset of 1.4 million pounds of CO2, the equivalent to 2,000 cars annually, sources say. The new [...]
On Tuesday, February 21st the First Coast Manufacturers Association (FCMA) announced the winners of its 2011 “Excellence In Manufacturing” awards at a special luncheon at the University of North Florida, with Alternate Energy Technologies having been nominated for the Economic Impact award and winning the “Manufacturer of the Year” for small manufacturers. The First Coast [...]
The plant will produce the energy equivalent of that needed to power approximately 26,000 homes. More than 60,500 mirrors, located over 110 hectares, will concentrate sunlight. Abengoa (MCE: ABG), the international company that applies innovative technology solutions for sustainable development in the energy and environment sectors, and JGC Corporation (JGC) have brought Solacor 1, their [...]
Henderson County to save $81K in energy costs through partnership with Asheville-based SolTherm and grant from NCSEO Henderson County Detention Center, a 543-occupant detention facility, will cut hot water costs by 45% through the installation of a solar energy system from Asheville-based renewable energy firm, SolTherm. â€œThe project couldnâ€™t have been a better fit for [...]
SunUp Energy. The Aqua Soleil Hotel in Desert Hot Springs, well known for its hot mineral spas and pool, can now boast hot water of a different kind. It’s new solar thermal hot water and pool heating system, designed to supply 80% of the hotel’s annual hot water demand, is one of the largest solar [...]
CSP Today explore the difficulties that the Indian CSP industry have faced in treading the fine line between reliance on foreign expertise and building a local manufacturing base, as solar power ramps up in the country. Developing an indigenous supply chain for solar thermal power projects in India was a fundamental goal of the National [...]
Feb 28 2012 | Posted in Articles
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Fitch Ratings has published an update of its ‘Rating Criteria for Solar Power Projects’, which describes the analytical framework Fitch applies to evaluate debt issued for a broad range of utility-scale photovoltaic (PV), concentrating PV, and concentrating solar power projects worldwide. The solar projects discussed in the report are financed as stand-alone assets (or portfolios) [...]