Solar Pioneer SOLID from Graz celebrated "25 YEARS SUNNY"!
What began as a private pilot project of a young biologist for the protection of the environment in Graz 25 years ago became an international pioneer company within the solar thermal industry. Over the past 25 years, the Graz-based solar company SOLID has planned, developed and built more than 300 large-scale solar thermal plants worldwide, operating the largest solar thermal system in a country for more than 30 times. Within 17 years, these plants have replaced some 17.5 million liters of oil with solar energy. With the slogan "25 years sunny", SOLID celebrated its 25th anniversary in the presence of politicians and the Who's Who of the Styrian energy sector.
SOLID installs biggest solar thermal plant in Upper-Styria, AUT
Starting in 2017, SOLID and the public utility of Mürzzuschlag developed a concept for a large-scale solar thermal plant. The demand for district heating has increased significantly in the Mürzzuschlag area in recent years. A solar system from SOLID will supplement the already existing biomass plant (50% of the current heat demand). Consequently, the project "Solarthermie-Anlage Mayerhoferwiese" was started. The new large-scale solar thermal plant on the northern outskirts of Mürzzuschlag will be built over the next 12 months. The plant will thus cover around 10% of the annual heat demand. On the 13th of September, the public utility of Mürzzuschlag and SOLID met with the population of Mürzzuschlag in the Stadtsaal to clarify all questions and to present the new project on site.
AVL List GmbH Integrates Solar Thermal Energy
The company AVL List GmbH is one of the most innovative companies in Austria. Today, solar thermal collectors with an area of 1,585 m² roof the top parking area of the garage at the location in Graz. The well-known industry partner receives process heat from the solar system for the dehumidification of the ventilation systems. Austria's first industrial ESCo facility has been in full operation since June 2017 and provides clean energy for AVL List GmbH for its test cell climatization. The plant is part of a large overall concept. An additional solar thermal system is planned, which will provide process cooling. In the summer of 2018, the company aims to benefit from solar cooling technology for cooling and air-conditioning of its office and laboratory buildings. The expansion of the solar project is currently at the beginning in its implementation phase.
SOLID at the 22nd District Heating Colloquium in Dresden
For the 22nd time, the IWFT institute, which is affiliated to the TU Dresden, organized the Dresden district heating colloquium together with the AGFW. SOLID and more than 250 visit the event every year to keep up with the latest developments in district heating, to get new contacts and to re-establish old connections. The industry around district heating met from the 26th to the 27th of September 2017. Again, the event offered the latest topics on energy policy, framework conditions, urban development, technology, research and development.
Solar Thermal Energy and District Heating: IEA SHC Task 55 Expert Meeting in Abu Dhabi
As reported, SOLID leads the highly successful global expert network around Task 55 of the International Energy Agency. It focuses on the integration of solar thermal systems in district heating networks. The 3rd meeting of the specialist circle in the field of solar thermal energy and district heating will take place in Abu Dhabi from the 27th to the 28th of October 2017. Experts from all over the world have already registered.
25 years SOLID: the company anniversary for a quarter of a century
25 years ago, on the 22nd of May 1992, 5 founder, Christian Holter and Franz Radovic among them, founded the company S.O.L.I.D. – Gesellschaft für Solarinstallation und Design mbH. Today – 25 years later – the team reviews a large number of milestone projects and business achievements.