International activities

CONA: nomination for international UN-Prize & visit of the Cuban Minister of Industry Cluster-News: January 2018

Cona was nominated for the International UN Energy Award. Awarded by the United Nations headquarters in New York, the award "Powering the Future We Want - Recognizing Leadership and Innovative Practices in Energy for Sustainable Development" honours companies that particularly distinguish themselves in these aspects through their techniques, programmes or products with 1 million US$. Furthermore, a delegation of the Cuban Minister came to Austria and visited CONA to strengthen the cooperation with the Cuban government. The company has been cooperating with UNIDO and Cuba for many years.

Partner: CONA Entwicklungs- und Handels GmbH

Fronius: activities across the globe Cluster-News: January 2018

Fronius has commissioned 162 inverters for a solar park in Ukraine with a peak capacity of 5 MW. Along with their partner Victron Energy, the company optimised the solar farm of a Spanish grain producer. Fronius has supplied around half of the projects implemented so far in a new programme of the Chilean government for public buildings with its SnapINverter inverters. The company now also has a branch in Ukraine and Tatabánya (Hungary) and offers consulting and service programmes on site. In Iran, Fronius and its local service partner support private and commercial plant operators with easy-to-install inverters.

Partner: Fronius International GmbH

ertex solar: expo "Future Energy" in Kazakhstan Cluster-News: January 2018

The "Future Energy" Expo took place this year in the Kazakh capital Astana. Ertex solar supplied 380 PV modules for the roof of the main building. The 1,200 m² PV system was installed on the roof of the 80 m steel-glass dome, during temperatures as low as minus 40 °C.

Partner: ertex solar

Solarfocus: air heat pumps for the UK Cluster-News: January 2018

Solarfocus’ "MCS Air Source Heat Pump for Great Britain" was the first project to be accepted for support from the Upper Austrian funding programme "Cleantech Reference Technologies on Export Markets". The goal of the project is the export and first time installation of the newly developed air source heat pump in the UK. 

Partner: SOLARFOCUS GmbH

Guntamatic: 5.5 MW pellet plant in Strasbourg Cluster-News: January 2018

Guntamatic delivered 22 modular block units with a total capacity of 5.5 MW to Strasbourg (250 kW per module), where 1,500 apartments and 90,000 m² of living space are now heated with biomass. In this flagship project, oil and gas boilers were dismantled and replaced by low-noise and efficient modular pellet boilers. 25,000 kg of pellets are consumed daily, corresponding to savings of 15-20 million litres of heating oil over 10 years.

Partner: GUNTAMATIC Heiztechnik GmbH

Ecotherm: flat-plate project in a hospital in Oman Cluster-News: January 2018

32 thermal solar systems with a total collector surface of 1,336 m2 were commissioned by Ecotherm for the Royal Oman Police Hospital. The average collector area per unit is 42 m2. The plants are equipped with touch-screen control systems and comprise 71 storage tanks with a volume of 750 litres each. A weatherproof Alucobond insulation was developed for 19 of the storage tanks. The reheating is supplied by integrated ceramic heating elements (9 kW per storage tank).

Partner: Ecotherm Austria GmbH

Windhager Germany with a new location Cluster-News: January 2018

The new Windhager headquarters in Gersthofen offers generous consulting and training facilities in modern architecture. Windhager thus sets the course for further growth in the German heating market.

In the company’s expert rounds event series, biomass installers can gain know-how from their peers. So far, around 100 companies have participated in these product and brand neutral events.

Partner: Windhager Zentralheizung GmbH

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