SOLID goes California
SOLID will open its first branch in California in the mid of June 2015. At the beginning, the company will be located at the Austrian foreign trade department´s business center in Los Angeles. One of the main objectives of SOLID in California is to provide the local market with the company´s worldwide recognized expertise on solar thermal energy and new, innovative solar products, e.g. solar thermal cooling.
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.
Solar Thermal Energy and Mineral oil? SOLID analyses potential for a solar thermal large scale plant to support process heat at the RAG
RAG (Rohoel-Aufsuchungs-Aktiengesellschaft) is Austria’s oldest established oil & gas exploration, production and storage company. The company ensures the mineral oil supply within Austria and is a vital partner in Central Europe´s overall energy security. The core areas of business are oil and natural gas exploration, production and trading, oil & gas storages as well as projects in the field of Renewable Energies.
New: SOLID supports the CommONEnergy Newsletter
SOLID is one of several international project partners of CommONEnergy. This project aims to convert shopping malls into beacons of energy efficiency. Special topics of the first Newsletter edition are: