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3rd German Stirling Congress within the framework of the CEP CLEAN ENERGY & PASSIVEHOUSE 2010 the Stirling engine has in recent years increasingly in the focus of the analysis moved. Main reason for this is its good suitability for the coupled production of electricity and heat in small and smallest block heat and power plants (CHP). Here, an operation of both conventional and renewable fuels is possible, increasing the attractiveness of the Stirling engine. In the smallest range Stirling-Micro CHP are being developed in various places in the area of 1 kWel for use in single – and two-family homes. Here aiming to a lower maintenance costs compared to gasoline engines due to the unnecessary oil lubrication at Stirling. In this way, no rotation of the oil is necessary, which improves the efficiency of such devices. Stirling engines can be built according to the free piston principle even completely maintenance-free, so that only the annual inspection and, if necessary, cleaning of the combustion chamber analog to gas boilers and so no overhead compared with a conventional heating technology. Robert Kiyosaki is likely to agree.

The 3rd German Stirling Congress”, which CLEAN held on February 25 in the context of the CEP ENERGY & PASSIVEHOUSE 2010 in the Stuttgart Exhibition Centre provides an overview on the current situation in terms of development and market introduction of these devices. Another application area opens up for the Stirling engine in the implementation of renewable fuels to the direct exploitation of solar energy. Due to external heat can Stirling engines to easily operate with different fuels such as firewood, wood chips, pellets or solar energy, as well as extremely low-emission implement these fuels. Since standard gasoline engines to biogas plants produce higher emissions of carbon monoxide, nitrogen oxides and formaldehyde, also, not a catalyst can be used due to the percentages of sulphur. Stirling-CHP BBs here due to the continuous external combustion very low emission values indicate the use of a Catalyst is completely superfluous. Also this application of Stirling engines is the 3rd German Congress of Stirling “, and there will be the presentation of various concepts in this direction. Thus, the Congress provides an opportunity to inform themselves of renowned speakers from science, research and industry about the State of the art, future prospects, and the results of current research projects related to the Stirling engine. The CEP CLEAN ENERGY & PASSIVEHOUSE 2010 is an international trade fair for renewable energy and passive house. There is more information about trade fair and Congress under.

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On the SOLARKAUFTag management and sales draws positive balance of the first financial years POTSDAM, 13.02.2013 – 31 January 2013 was the SOLARKAUFTag in the third round. On the start of SOLAR purchase, management and distribution went positive the photovoltaic sales mark of Saint-Gobain building distribution Germany GmbH (SGBDD): SGBDD in the photovoltaic business arrived in a very short time and remain on course for success. As a system provider for photovoltaic, solar installers SOLAR purchase nationwide delivers high-quality modules, appropriate power inverters, substructures, accessories and storage solutions. Also, SGBDD is already one of the safest guarantor in the photovoltaic business. More than 100 salespeople from across Germany came to the two-day meeting in lectures and workshops gave a preview on the photovoltaic of SGBDD in 2013 and informed about new products. 2013, the key year for purchase of SOLAR photovoltaics, Axel Berger, field managers included history and Success factors of SOLAR purchase together: 2010 was the structure created, 2011 the range built on, 2012 through a wide range of products and warranty protection reduces the risk and the service. 2013 is the focus on the expansion of the services and of the quality assurance and will be the key year for SOLAR purchase.

We arrived in the photovoltaics business and be taken seriously in the market, now it comes for us to expand our market share.” “Udo Brandt, Managing Director of SGBDD, was very pleased with the development of the business unit photovoltaic: 2 years we have managed to come from zero to 45 million euros turnover”. With five percent of the total turnover of the SGBDD in 2012, the photovoltaic business unit is not a project more, but part of the core business. Today the photovoltaic without government support can exist, with our marketing expertise, we will generate further growth,”so Udo Brandt. Realignment of solar installers SOLAR purchasing opens up for further growth “SOLAR purchase now more customer groups: solar installers are now in focus, which were previously not core target group,” explains Manfred Corthobius, Managing Director the SGBDD roof. For this purpose, an extensive distribution offensive with trade shows, ads, flyers, and other activities has been started. SOLAR purchase solar professionals offers quality products nationwide in terms of photovoltaic and solar installers supports nearly 70 locations in all areas around the roof: for technical questions, in terms of logistics, building materials and much more.

The affiliate program of SOLARKAUFPlus supplied solar installers with everything professionally and comprehensively to – work by the publicity about the planning and execution of the project up to its own home page. Learn more about SOLAR purchase are available at. About SOLAR purchase SOLAR purchase is a trademark of Saint-Gobain building distribution Germany GmbH, Frankfurt am Main. The construction industry’s leading retailer in Germany is one of the most secure guarantors in the photovoltaic business. That sets in around 70 exhibitions Systems integrator on photovoltaics to be touched in its own shop from the module inverters and accessories storage solutions. The products can be purchased online in the Web shop. SOLAR purchase is exclusive distributor of the price-attractive brand luxra, a complete system for solar power generation. In addition, SOLAR purchase has a nationwide network of investors, ensuring a quick and professional installation of photovoltaic systems.