International activities of the OEC

Chile – export market for OEC partner companies OEC-News: July 2013

An important activity of the Oekoenergie-Cluster is export support for partner companies. A survey among partners showed a special interest in the Chilean market. Therefore, an export tour is organised to Chile from 29 June - 6 July 2013. The aim is to better get to know the Chilean market for renewable energy and to develop partnerships. In preparation, 21 participants from 5 countries took part in a seminar in Linz presenting detailed market information on biomass and solar in Chile.

OEC-Link: Info seminar "Erneuerbare Energie in Chile" (in German)

Partner: OÖ Energiesparverband

Windhager in the UK, USA and Canada OEC-News: July 2013

After successful market entries in the UK and USA, Windhager plans to start in Canada. Currently, locations for pilot installations are selected to have market-specific on-site experiences for a whole heating period.

The new Windhager UK headquarters with about 1,500 m2 was established in Marshfield, with the largest biomass training facility of the country. Windhager UK won the "Micro Power Council Award" for a project in which 23 social buildings in Warwick were switched from fossil fuels to automated pellet heating systems.

Partner: Windhager Zentralheizung GmbH

Fronius goes Brazil OEC-News: July 2013

Recently, Fronius International opened a Solar Electronics subsidiary in Sao Paulo. The market for PV in Brazil has enormous potential. The focus in Brazil is on small systems up to 5 kW for households and medium-sized systems up to 1 MW. The first projects are already connected to the grid. Fronius is supplying the string inverter for the largest photovoltaics project in Brazil. 50 Fronius IG Plus 120 inverters support the 1 MW system in Tanquinho.

Partner: Fronius International GmbH

ÖkoFEN container supplies Italian village with heat OEC-News: July 2013

In the village Farra d'Alpago with a population of about 3,000 in Northern Italy, the public buildings (town hall, two schools, kindergarten, sports hall) are heated by a completely prefabricated district heating plant with eight pellet heating systems in two wooden containers. The local heat supply has an own container for the big buffer storages as well as a solar transfer station and saves more than 100 tons of CO2 and 46,000 Euro heating costs.

Partner: ÖkoFEN Pelletsheizung

Sunlumo with new offices in India and the USA OEC-News: July 2013

Sunlumo increases its internationalisation activities and opened - after a new subsidiary in Mumbai - also a new office in San Diego. The company now runs own offices in Austria, China, India and the USA. Sunlumo offers a competent platform for knowledge transfer and liaises between potential business partners, both suppliers and clients, in the USA, Europe and Asia.

Partner: Sunlumo Technology GmbH

Review: European Pellet Conference 2013 OEC-News: July 2013

The European Pellet Conference 2013 took place from 27 - 28 February 2013 in the frame of the World Sustainable Energy Days (WSED). Six OEC partner companies participated as cooperation partners and took the opportunity to present their products. In total, more than 800 participants from 61 countries took part in the WSED 2013.

The next European Pellet Conference will take place from 26 - 27 February 2014. The deadline for the Call for Papers is 10 October 2013.

Info: World Sustainable Energy Days 2013

Partner: OÖ Energiesparverband

World Sustainable Energy Days, 27 Feb – 1 March 2013 OEC-News: December 2012

The World Sustainable Energy Days, one of the largest annual events in this field in Europe held in Wels/Upper Austria, offer a unique combination of events in 2013:

  • European Pellet Conference
  • Conference "Nearly Zero Energy Buildings"
  • Conference WSED next for young researchers
  • LED Conference
  • Energy Efficiency Watch Conference
  • Trade show, technical site-visits, poster presentations

Conference programme and further information: www.wsed.at

Partner: OÖ Energiesparverband

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