The 2013 Austrian subsidy scheme of the Climate & Energy Fund is published now.
See more details at: www.solid.at (German only)
In 1997 Eibiswald district heating installed its first solar district heating plant of 1246 m² collector area. As the district heating network of the village in South Western Styria, Austria, doubled its size in recent years, the collector area was enlarged by another 1200 m² by end of 2012. read more...
SOLID collectors leading the collector listing of the Canadian Government
The SOLID Collectors “Gluatmugl GS” and “Gluatmugl HT” have now been accepted and included in the List of Accepted Solar Collectors of the Government of Canada:
- This list shows the performance factors of the different collectors and the SOLID HT (= high temperature) collector very clearly holds the leading position. Its performance factor of 116% is significantly higher than all vacuum tubes, and other flat plates.Some vacuum tubes and one flat plate do show a factor of 107 %. Average values are 79.9 % for all Flat Plate Collectors and 76,0 % for Evacuated Tube and Concentrating Collectors.
- Beside the performance, all collectors listed in the Canadian system have to undergo an extra wind-load test which is, as far as we know, the highest wind load world-wide. SOLID’s collectors outperform also this requirement by 25% and are tested for negative pressure of 2,500 Pa instead of 2,000 Pa.
Detailed data and results of quality and performance testing can be found in the download area of the SOLID website.
From the news archive: Gluatmugl HT a panel setting new standards