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A building complex in Spain, owned by the Basque Government, will soon be heated with solar collectors from Inaventa Solar
A new solar system is on its way from our factory at Jevnaker to Iurreta in northern Spain. The solar collectors will be installed as a building-integrated solution in one of the south-facing facades of a larger building complex. The solar collectors will deliver energy for heating and domestic hot water preparation to the building itself, while also providing surplus heat to a low-temperature district heating network.
The Research Council of Norway supports efforts to develop strong business models for solar district heating
Inaventa Solar has recently started a new project, titled DisolBat (distributed solar and “blue batteries”), which builds on the results of an international collaboration project named RELaTED. Work on RELaTED has led to the identification of innovative technical solutions for solar district heating. However, effective business models for the deployment of these solutions have not yet been established. Developing business models that take into account contributions along the entire value chain will therefore be the primary focus of DisolBat, which has been granted the maximum amount of funding available from the Research Council of Norway.
EnergyFlexHouse - Energy Neutral Concept House to Test Solar Collectors from Inaventa Solar
Denmark is set on becoming 100% independent of fossil fuels. This is an inspiring challenge, which can be met through development and beneficial application of energy efficient and sustainable technologies, expresses Danish Technological Institute (DTI) on their webpages. DTI is the responsible developer of the energy neutral concept house EnergyFlexHouse, which is a part of “Green Lab for Energy Efficient Buildings” (GLEEB). This has been established to evaluate and verify innovative solutions, with respect to both energy efficiency cost effective technologies and intelligent interfaces between the users, the equipment and the building itself. The last piece of this puzzle is the installation of Inaventa Solar’s solar collectors. These are integrated into the building on the southern facade and will be connected to a district heating network.
What are solar collectors, and are these different from solar PV panels?
The energy market is going through a dramatic change. Extreme weather conditions confirm the climate challenges, and the Paris Agreement brings all nations into a common cause to undertake ambitious efforts to combat climate change. Solar energy is predicted to take a leading role in the modern energy mix, and there are two main approaches for the energy production, solar electric power (PV, photo voltaic), and solar heating. PV is the approach that most are familiar with, but our position is that it is also important to focus on solar heating, in order to satisfy the portion of the energy requirement with green, renewable solar energy. So, we simply asked one of our internal experts the question what are solar collectors, and what separates the solar collectors from solar cells?