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Sun shines on Solitem's cool deal with MAN Ferrostaal

TURKISH firm Solitem has secured a distribution deal with German engineering firm MAN Ferrostaal to resell its zero-emission solar cooling systems.
Solitem sought to scale up its commercial operations with the help of MAN Ferrostaal which bought a 20% stake in Solitem and has agreed to resell its technology.

Headquartered in Germany, the Solitem group develops and installs plants for solar cooling, heating and process steam generation as well as Combined Heat, Cooling and Power plants (CHCP) for large-scale applications.

Solitem's technology integrates parabolic trough solar panels used in solar thermal power plants with an absorption chiller system capable of using concentrated heat energy to cool down water.

Absorption chillers can find it hard to cope with the 200 degree heat produced by parabolic troughs and used to produce super-heated steam. However, Solitem has developed a double-effect absorption chiller that can operate between 150-200 degrees centigrade and use the energy to cool water to 6 degrees.

Solitem says its system can provide zero carbon cooling in daylight hours and can hold enough energy in hot water storage tanks to continue to provide cooling for a further 4-6 hours after the sun sets. As a result buildings only need to use backup power for their cooling systems for a few hours each day.

Solitem is relyinig on MAN Ferrostaal to provide the sales and installation resources it needs to market its high temperature solar technology globally.

The IOR Annual Conference – a conference on-demand

Delegates to the IOR Annual Conference taking place from 21 to 22 April will get the chance to access the event live and all sessions and recordings for up six months afterwards providing fantastic value and allowing anyone registering for the event ...

  01-Apr-2021

Evaporative cooling leader celebrates 50 years

Seeley International, Australia’s largest air conditioning and heating manufacturer and global leader renowned for over-the-horizon, energy-efficient cooling and heating products, is celebrating its golden jubilee in 2022 – 50 years of world-leading ...

  28-Sep-2022

If you need to open a solenoid valve manually, you need a SVOM!

"THE SMALL TOOL WITH A BIG ATTRACTION" Available from Refrigeration Wholesalers If you would like to become a distributor please contact sales@fridgenius.co.uk
  30-Jun-2022
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