This technical tour will be offered on Thursday, 29 September 2022 - please see a detailed schedule below.
The costs for this tour are 30€ per person and lunch will be provided.
To register for this tour, please use the EuroSun 2022 registration portal here. Registered attendees can log in using their EuroSun 2022 log in credentials. Should you not have registered for EuroSun 2022 yet, registering for the technical tour will be part of the regular conference registration process.
Please note: participation in the technical tour is exclusive to attendees of EuroSun 2022.
For any questions, please do not hesitate to reach out to us at eurosun [at] ises.org
Stop 1 - Institute for Solar Energy Research in Hamelin (ISFH)
The Institute for Solar Energy Research in Hamelin (ISFH) is an institute of the state of Lower Saxony, which is engaged in application-oriented research and development in the fields of photovoltaics and solar systems technology. The institute trains students from a wide range of disciplines during their final theses. During your visit you will get to know the latest solar collector and photovoltaic developments for applications in the facade as well as test stands for heat pumps and domestic hot water modules indoors and outdoors. Furthermore, you will visit the solar simulator as well as the spectral gonioradiometer.
Stop 2: PAW
PAW offers individual solutions for the sector of heating technology and solar thermal systems, as well as domestic hot water technology and flat stations. The product portfolio includes compact, small systems for single-family houses as well as high-power and large-scale products for hotels or living quarters. When developing new products, PAW is paying special attention to the basic development and industrial processes of PAW products and customer solutions. PAW focuses on modular system solutions easy to operate, and the plug-and-play idea always ensures a quick and easy installation.
By joining this tour, you will get an insight into the PAWs developing department, the in-house laboratory, the testing area, the logistics as well as the infrastructure at the PAW production site. PAW will also shine a light on the individual production steps and departments the products run through in an industrial company like PAW – demonstrated on the solar transfer station Solex. Participants will also discover a small choice of further products from the solar technology range (SolarBloC, Solex, DrainBloC).
Stop 3 - Lemgo 5 MW Solar Thermal District Heating
In Lemgo in North Rhine-Westphalia, you have the chance to visit the third largest solar thermal system in Germany which was designed and built by EuroSun 2022 Gold Sponsor Viessmann. The plant produces more than 3.3 million kilowatt hours of heat from solar energy each year, equivalent to the heating needs of 150 households. The plant started up in March 2022 together with heat pump systems that have since contributed to a significant reduction in CO2 emissions in Lemgo - around 1,800 t of CO2 annually. While on average each citizen in Germany consumes almost 10 t of CO2 yearly, consumption in Lemgo stands at just under 7t thanks to this combined system.
Tour 2: Schedule
Schedule - Thursday, 29 September 2022
08:30 - 10:40 CEST Travel to ISFH
10:40 - 12:00 CEST Visit ISFH
12:00 - 12:15 CEST Travel to PAW
12:15 - 13:15 CEST Visit PAW
13:15 - 14:15 CEST Lunch at PAW
14:15 - 15:00 CEST Travel to Lemgo
15:00 - 16:30 CEST Visit Lemgo
16:30 - 18:30 CEST Travel back to Kassel
EuroSun 2022 Farewell Reception