IEA SHC Task 55 Kick-Off Meeting October 19th – 21st 2016 in Graz – “Towards the integration of large SHC systems into DHC networks”
The IEA SHC Task 55 Kick-Off Meeting will take place in Graz, Austria from the 19th of October - 21st of October 2016. The Task will focus on technical and economic requirements for the commercial international market introduction of solar district heating and cooling (SHC) systems. Experts will elaborate on their technological and market know-how, their experiences with network conditions as well as project initiation/implementation phases. The international collaboration of SDH experts with different associations and companies of the district heating sector is a key to bridging the gap between sectors attracted to leverage transformative solar thermal district heating and cooling networks.
Project MeQuSo - Methods for quality assessment of large scale solar thermal plants under real operating conditions
Operational conditions of collectors in the field differ from laboratory tests. Operators of solar thermal plants demand guaranteed minimum yield performances, as heat prices are agreed upon prior to plant constructions. To reduce the uncertainty of solar thermal collectors´ performances and to increase the planning reliability for constructors, current test methods and the actual operating conditions of collectors have to be reevaluated in the project MeQuSo.
SOLID is part of the “Best of Austria“ Initiative
A new initiative of the Federal Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry, Environment and Water Management is called “Best of Austria.” It presents stories of local successful companies and their trendsetting innovations. SOLID was awarded as company of the week in early September 2016.
SOLID climatizes hospital in Nicaragua with a large solar thermal plant: It is the first solar thermal project financed by a soft loan
SOLID installs a big solar thermal plant for air conditioning and warm water supply at the “Hospital Militar Dr. Alejandro Dávila Bolaños“ in Managua, Nicaragua.
In 2015, the latest and largest hospital of Nicaragua with 400 beds opened in the capital of Managua. A collector area of 4,450 m² will be installed, which can cover the total warm water demand, and cover a considerable amount of the air conditioning system.
Intersolar Award 2016 for the pioneering project “Solar Cooling - Desert Mountain High School Arizona, USA”
Munich, June 22nd 2016.
At this year’s Intersolar Europe the biggest solar thermal cooling plant worldwide - located at the Desert Mountain High School in Arizona, USA- won the Award in the Category “Outstanding Solar Projects”. The jury highlighted the project´s efficiency, innovativeness, and economic prospects.
Invitation to the 4th International Solar District Heating Conference
Be present, take the latest information and trends on solar district heating first-hand. SOLID will also take part at the fourth edition of the International Solar District Heating Conference which will take place on 21 and 22 September 2016 in Europe’s No.1 SDH market in Denmark.