Leading position in an international Task on the integration of solar thermal energy into district heating networks
The Research and Development Department of SOLID has been participating in projects/tasks of the SHC (solar heating and cooling) program from the IEA (International Energy Agency) for years. In 2015, the head of R&D, Sabine Putz, submitted a new project on SDH/SDC to the IEA-SHC committee. In December 2015, the Executive Committee decided to approve the new Task 55, lead-managed by Sabine Putz and starting in July 2016.
SOLID is a long-term partner of international and Austrian development agencies
For many years, SOLID has played an active role in development cooperation projects of the United Nations (UN) and the Austrian Development Agency (ADA) beyond the company´s core business activities.
The UNIDO and the UNEP organizations of the UN have organized several conferences in the past, which focused on resources efficiency and cleaner production measures. Dr. Christian Holter from SOLID was invited to these conferences to give speeches in front of the international community.
SOLID at the IEA Solar Heating and Cooling Conference 2015 in Turkey
The IEA (International Energy Agency) Solar Heating and Cooling (SHC) for Buildings and Industry Conference is the premier annual event for professionals of the solar thermal industry. The conference brought together the latest developments in solar heating and cooling, and highlights the local as well as the international market success of different solar thermal technologies.
IKEA commissioned SOLID to evaluate the installation of a solar thermal cooling system in Singapore
SOLID is currently working on a concept for integrating a solar thermal cooling system and conventional air conditioners into existing systems for the Swedish furniture giant IKEA. A 2,600 m² collector field could be established at the Singapore location.
Guide on efficient solar systems for sports facilities
The AEE Lower Austria-Vienna and SOLID developed a guide for the optimization of solar thermal plant constructions in existing and new sports facilities. It summarizes the results of the research project QSolSport (?)“Efficient solar systems for sport and recreational facilities.”
SOLID at the climate-round-table at the USC Schwarzenegger Institute
During the visit of the Austrian environmental minister Andrä Rupprechter in the United States, a round table on climate change was held at the Schwarzenegger Institute for State and Global Policy at the well-known University of Southern California (USC), Los Angeles.