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.
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.
Opening ceremony of the world’s biggest solar thermal cooling system in Arizona by the Austrian Federal Ministry of Environment, Andrä Rupprechter, the vice president of the Austrian Chamber of Commerce (WKO) Roth, and S.O.L.I.D.
On September 22nd 2015, governmental and expert representatives celebrated the solar thermal cooling system from SOLID with a collector area of 5,000 m². The new system supplies the Desert Mountain High School with about 2,300 pupils based on a cooling capacity of 1.7 MW.
SOLID realizes 6 MW Absorption Heat Pump project for TIGAS/Austria.
By end of May 2015, SOLID signed the delivery contract for a 6 MW Absorption Heat Pump with TIGAS, an Austrian utility in Tirol.
The Heat Pump will be used for harvesting 2.5 MW of heat at 40°C that was dissipated with cooling towers until today while providing cooling water at 30°C for the production process.
Research in the field of heating grids
Two cooperative research projects with participation of SOLID have been launched in March 2015. Both are concerned with the sustainable and environmentally friendly supply for district heating grids and are supported in the course of the Energy Research Programme 2014 by the Austrian Climate and Energy Fund.
SOLID is bringing in its long term expertise in Solar District Heating technology.
SOLID and representatives from the City of Graz on the trail of northern large solar thermal plants
SOLID´s CEO Christian Holter, experts from SOLID and an official delegation from the city of Graz visited large solar thermal systems in Denmark from the 21st – 22nd of January. The short trip was instrumental in learning how solar companies in Denmark secure supply for large district heating systems, to exchange experiences and have a look at best practice examples in the region. Among others, two plants in Dronninglund and Vojens were of special interest.