SOLID world leader in large-scale solar thermal cooling technology
7 out of 13 of the largest solar cooling plants installed between 2007 and 2017 are built by SOLID. The figures were recently published by the latest edition of the “Solar Heat Worldwide” report, which summarizes global market developments and trends annually. The solar thermal cooling systems include the 3 largest plants worldwide. They are located in Singapore at IKEA, in Nicaragua at the Hospital Militar Escuela in Managua and in the US, Arizona at the Desert Mountain High School. All three systems were developed, planned and installed by SOLID. The report also shows that the number of solar cooling systems increases year by year.
Major environmental technology specialists from Styria act for climate protection
In May 2018, the climate protection initiative R20, founded by Arnold Schwarzenegger, started its local Styrian collaboration. The Styrian Governor Hermann Schützenhofer, SOLID, other and companies of the Green Tech Cluster, and schoolkids planted 20 oak trees, symbols of climate protection.
SOLID leads feasibility study “Big Solar Feldbach”
The city of Feldbach was looking for a renewable source to provide heating energy to its community. SOLID now elaborates on a study to examine the technical and economical potential for a large scale solar thermal plant. The system integrates a seasonal storage and a thermal absorption heat pump to contribute energy to the district heating network.
Big Solar Graz – reaching next milestones
SOLID has been developing a concept for supplying up to 25% of district heating of Graz with solar thermal energy and a seasonal storage in late 2015. Today, the project has developed reaching significant milestones. The land for the storage is secured. The consortium consisting of VKR/Arcon-Sunmark, Energie Steiermark, Christof Industry and initiator SOLID has recently announced the project progress to the media.
The 5th International Solar District Heating Conference SDH in Graz
On April 11th and 12th, 2018, the 5th "Solar District Heating Conference" (SDH) conference took place in Graz. More than 300 international experts from industry and economy came to the Styrian capital from about 30 countries. The future of solar district heating was debated and international know-how exchange promoted. The CEO of the local district heating utility “Energie Steiermark Wärme GmbH”, Gerald Moravi, also made a big announcement on Big Solar Graz.
Solar District Heating week Graz: Western Balkans workshop
To conclude an intensive solar district heating week, the Western Balkans workshop organized by the IFC (World Bank) together with SOLID and the Federal Ministry of Finance Austria took place on April 13, 2018 at the Joanneum Graz. As part of the SDH (Solar District Heating) conference, around 100 guests from 18 municipalities in Southeastern Europe and Central Asia visited the event.