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    The first-ever Intersolar Mexico, which took place in early September, offered a platform to promote solar heat in more ways than one. On the third of this month, a Solar…

  • SHIP plant gallery: find more than 80 freely downloadable photos

    Planning to hold a presentation on the solar process heat potential in your country? Thinking about posting news articles to your website? Just go to https://www.solar-payback.com/gallery/gallone_en.php, where you can find a…

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    The South African carbon tax was finally implemented on 1 June 2019 after there had been several public consultations and delays over the last years. According to the new Carbon…

Zehnder Group Produktion Gränichen

"We want to be the most attractive provider of energy-efficient solutions for healthy and comfortable room conditions. Not only for our products and system solutions for healthy and comfortable room conditions. Not only for our products and system solutions, but also for our own buildings and production plants."

Heiner Schürch, Project Manager, Zehnder Group International


"We strongly believe green energy to be the future of sustainable development. The concentrating solar thermal project was implemented as a pathbreaking showcase, with more to come. It delivers the projected output, and we are exploring to replicate this at several other union member’s dairy plants."

Arvindkumar Dhagat, Senior General Manager

Habau Group

"We use the sun's power to dry precast concrete eleme nts in summer and heat our facilities in winter. It is a most effective way of preparing for the challenges ahead and boosting competitiveness and productivity.

Anton Karner, Managing Director, Habau Group

ISA TanTec

"Solar heat helps us to reduce energy costs significantly and more important, it keeps them predictable and stable. In fact, it also makes us more competitive and attractive on the market, as our customers are increasingly looking for eco-friendly suppliers. "

Tom Schneider, Co-founder, ISA TanTec

RAM Pharma

"RAM Pharma is committed to reduce its CO2 emissions. We decided to use Fresnel collector technology, as it's the best option for generating solar process steam. Our system was commissioned in March 2015 and cut diesel consumption by 42%, exceeding expectations."

Dr. Mahmoud Al Najami, General Manager, RAM Pharma

Lechera Guadalajara

"We have greatly profited from our solar investment. It not only allows us to use the sun's energy to pasteurise 350,000 litres of milk ten hours a day, but pasteurisation has become easier to manage. The solar heat system provides much more stable temperatures than the steam boilers we use."

Mario Tellez, Chief Operating Officer, Lechera Guadalajara

Cape Brewing Company

"The solar system was integrated within one day, so we succeeded to have minimum interruption of our day-to-day operation. At current rate, a realistic ROI is +/-6 years."

Andy Kung, Chief Operating Officer, Cape Brewing Company

Fleischwaren Berger – Austria

"Year in, year out, we had thought about using solar energy for our ham production. What ultimately helped us to turn this idea into a reality was the in-depth advice and expertise of Austrian service providers. Running an environmentally friendly business is a wonderful experience."

Rudolf Berger, Chief Executive Officer, Fleischwaren Berger