TIGI's honeycomb collector received Solar Keymark certification!
Petah Tivka, Oct, 2012
TIGI is proud to announce that its honeycomb collector (HC.1) received Solar Keymark certification!
The Solar Keymark certification (12975) for TIGI's HC.1 collector was granted after completion of a series of required tests to the collector’s performance, durability and safety, and following an inspection of the manufacturing plant used by TIGI for its production.
TIGI’s honeycomb collector is the first ever Transparent Insulation collector to receive the Solar Keymark certification.
The collector is equiped with an integral proprietary overheating prevention mechanism and implements hermetically sealed case to prolong longetivity of high performance by avoiding "breathing" of humidity and dust.
Testing of the collectors was done by SPF in Rapperswil, one of the leading European research institutes.
The certification is another important milestone in TIGI’s product development cycle, it is an important benchmark in the introduction of TIGI’s product to the marketplace, and will also enable TIGI’s products to enjoy European government subsidy schemes.
About Solar Keymark
The Solar Keymark Association is an official quality mark of the European Committee for Standardization (CEN), developed with ESTIF to overcome the varying testing and certification requirements in different EU countries. It guarantees the quality of solar thermal products (see solar hot water), in particular panels or complete compact systems.
The Solar Keymark is a voluntary third-party certification mark for solar thermal products, demonstrating to end-users that a product conforms to the relevant European standards and fulfills additional requirements. The Solar Keymark is used in Europe and increasingly recognized worldwide. The Solar Keymark is a CEN/CENELEC European mark scheme, solely dedicated to:
Solar thermal collectors (based on European standard series EN 12975)
Factory made solar thermal systems (based on European standard series EN 12976)
The Solar Keymark was developed by the European Solar Thermal Industry Federation (ESTIF) and CEN (European Committee for Standardisation) in close co-operation with leading European test labs and with the support of the European Commission. It is the main quality label for solar thermal products and is widely spread across the European market and beyond.
SPF Institute für solartechnik, located in Rapperswil Siwtzelrand is one of the leading research and testing institutes for Solar Thermal technologies.
SPF is officially certified by international certification organizations to perform testing for standards currently in force: EN 12975 (European standards), ISO 9806 (International standards), AS/NZS (Australian standards), OG-100 (American standards), Solar Keymark (official European quality hallmark for solar collectors) and SRCC (USA). The main categories of testing solar thermal collectors include performance, quality, hail, pressure drop, load tests and more.Close
TIGI Awarded the prestegious 2012 MCC Venture AwardList Recognizes the Top Private Companies in Clean Technology.
Petach Tikva, Dec 2, 2012
TIGI, the Honeycomb Collector company, today announced it was awarded the MCC Venture Award for 2012, in the 6th Munich Cleantech Conference.
For the 6th time, technology network Munich Network hosted the Munich Cleanteach Conference in the Bavarian capital on November 22, 2012. This year’s event focused on “Innovation for the Energy Transition”.
A jury of four members (Dr. Andreas Breuer, Head of New Technologies, RWE Deutschland AG; Dr. Alois Flatz, Partner, Zouk Capital LLP; Gabriele Riedmann de Trinidad, SVP Strategic Area Energy, Deutsche Telekom AG; Prof. Eicke Weber, Head of Fraunhofer Institute for Solar Energy Systems) awarded the Cleantech Conference Venture Award to TIGI, out of dozens of applicants. Criteria for selection included amongst others value proposition, level of innovation, market size and revenue potential, business model and management strength.
As quoted from 6th Cleantech Conferece website: “Tigi’s innovative product Honeycomb Collector impressed the jury the best by combining high efficiency and material durability. The structure in between the glass cover and the absorber sheet is made from polycarbonates, which keep convective and radiative heat losses to a minimum. The TIGI technology leads to stagnation temperatures of 250 to 300 °C. The overheating protection is based on a separate pipe system with its own liquids on the collector’s back. This means it works whether or not water is circulating in the primary loop.”
TIGI developed the world’s most efficient solar/thermal collector and the first to provide a commercially viable solution for cold and temperate climates based on transparent insulation honeycomb technology. TIGI’s Honeycomb Collector can produce year-round heat energy at lower costs than any other known alternatives, including electricity and fossil fuels in domestic, commercial and industrial applications.
For more information about the conference and award please visit:
Zvika Klier, CEO
TIGI’s Honeycomb collector selected by USA - GSA to be tested in Federal Buildings
Petah Tivka, Oct, 2012
TIGI is happy to announce that its Solar Thermal Honeycomb collector was selected by the U.S. General Services Administration (GSA) as one of 12 technologies to participate in the 2012 Green Proving Ground (GPG) program that will test innovative technologies for potential operational savings in GSA federal buildings. The intention of the program is to identify emerging technologies that will increase efficiency and reduce costs in federal buildings
GSA works with the Department of Energy’s National Laboratories to test the viability of energy efficient technologies that can be installed in buildings across the country. The technologies for the GPG program are selected for their potential to help reduce operating costs and to meet the sustainability goals in President Obama’s executive order on environmental, energy and economic performance.
“The potential of the USA market for renewable energy is huge. We are proud to have been selected to participate in this visionary program of the GSA” said Zvika Klier, CEO of TIGI. “We believe that the enhanced efficiency of our Honeycomb collector will demonstrate substantial cost savings to the GSA Federal buildings, enabling the GSA to save both energy and taxpayer dollars.”
As part of the program, GSA announced it will test and evaluate 12 emerging sustainable building technologies in select federal facilities. Results from these evaluations will inform GSA decision makers as to the potential these technologies have to increase performance of GSA’s buildings by reducing operational costs, increasing environmental efficiency, and assisting industry in deploying new technologies and practices into the broader market. This year’s technologies include wireless lighting controls, LED luminaires, glazing retrofit coatings, wireless pneumatic thermostats, solar thermal collectors and water saving landscape irrigation systems.
GSA has jurisdiction over approximately 9,600 federally owned and leased buildings across the country and has the real estate portfolio needed to broadly test and install these technologies.
For more information on the 12 new technologies selected for evaluation as part of GSA’s GPG this year, as well as results from last year’s program, visit http://www.gsa.gov/GPG.
For the GSA press release about the program, visit
For more information about the Department of Energy National Renewable Energy Laboratory, visit http://www.nrel.gov/Close
TIGI is on the 2012 Global Cleantech 100 List of the Top Private Companies in Clean Technology
Petah Tivka, Oct-2, 2012
The 2012 Global Cleantech 100, the annual list of the most promising private cleantech companies, produced by Cleantech Group, has been unveiled. These are the global companies expected to make the biggest impact on clean technology over the next 5 to 10 years.
Drawing on its own data and research, combining it with the weighted qualitative judgments of hundreds of people and the viewpoints of an expert panel, Cleantech Group curated the 2012 list from over 8,285 companies from 85 countries. These companies were weighted and scored to create a short list of 236 companies presented to the expert panel for final input. The end result was 100 companies from 13 countries.
TIGI is thrilled to be on this year's list!
TIGI presented as Company Of The Week by Cleantech Group LLC
Cleantech Group LLC. presented TIGI as Company Of The Week for the week of July 5-12, 2012.
About Cleantech Group LLC.
Since 2002, the Cleantech Group has been providing Fortune 1000 global corporations, investors, entrepreneurs and policy-makers with the latest industry market intelligence through subscription-based research, global industry networking events, and world-class custom research services. By focusing entirely on the companies innovating in clean technology, Cleantech Group helps its clients make critical business decisions that foster growth, reduce cost, and meet consumer and government demands for improved environmental quality.
Cleantech Group's i3 is the sector's leading market intelligence product providing insight into innovation: the companies, investors, trends, relationships, and financial transactions shaping the clean technology ecosystem
The Cleantech Group also leads the Global Cleantech 100 list, which names the top 100 private companies in clean technology, the companies that are best positioned to solve tomorrow’s clean technology challenges.
To learn more about the Cleantech Group, please visit http://www.cleantech.com/about-cleantech-group/
TIGI’s honeycomb collector awarded the 2012 prestegious Intersolar Award!
Intersolar Munich, June 13, 2012
TIGI’s Honeycomb Collector - the first of its kind to enter the market - was awarded the prestegious Intersolar AWARD prize!
The Intersolar AWARD, the award for innovation in the international solar industry, has established itself as the industry’s flagship and draws worldwide public attention to nominees and winners.
TIGI was selected from a multitude of innovative applications by an independent panel of judges, for their differentiation, innovation and ground breaking products or services.
The AWARD was announced in Intersolar 2012 in Munich, Germany, on June 13, 2012.
When asked about the unique features of the honeycomb collector, TIGI’s CEO, Zvika Klier commented: “Transparent insulation enables a significant step function performance improvement over conventional flat plate and evacuated tube collectors. In addition, TIGI’s collector implements an integrated Overheat Prevention Device and a sealed case, together ensuring longevity of the high performance and lower system cost. The collector will be introduced to the market later this year and we expect it can make a big change in terms of performance and return on investment for applications such as space heating / cooling and process heat”.
The TIGI Solar team presents at booth B2-350 of the Intersolar 2012 (June 13-16, Munich, Germany) and will be happy to answer further questions.
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Tigi in Intersolar 2012; Munich, Germany
June 13-16, 2012
Come meet our team in Hall B2, Stand 350Learn more...
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At the Israeli Export Institute booth
Hall B2, Stand 350
Trade Fair floor / Messegelande
81823 Munich, Germany
TIGI partners with Fraunhofer CSE, APR 2012
Fraunhofer Center for Sustainable Energy Systems Announces TIGI among its Partners for Cleantech Research and Demonstration Building in Boston’s Innovation DistrictLearn more...
The Fraunhofer Center for Sustainable Energy Systems (CSE) announced 37 industry partners who are participating in the Center’s Building Technology Showcase, a first-of-its-kind research and demonstration building for sustainable technologies in the City of Boston’s Innovation District. These partners are contributing a combined total of $2.7 million in advanced energy technologies and services for the building, and commit to working with Fraunhofer CSE on research projects to be deployed and integrated into the new “living laboratory.”
Fraunhofer CSE is performing a deep energy retrofit and renovation of the historic, 100-year-old building at 5 Channel Center in Boston to transform it into a sustainable energy R&D facility. The Center’s goal is for the Building Technology Showcase to play an important role in accelerating the adoption and acceptance of cutting-edge building energy technologies in Massachusetts and the United States. The building will be Fraunhofer CSE’s new headquarters, housing its advanced research labs and staff.
TIGI, an Israel based technology company, is the maker of the Honeycomb Collector, a Solar-Thermal collector for hot water generation. The TIGI Honeycomb collector uses a highly innovative technology and design to insulate the collector from a colder environment. The collector is currently undergoing certification for Europe and is expected to greatly improve economies in solar-thermal projects thanks to superior efficiencies, especially in colder regions as in the American Northeast.
“Fraunhofer CSE’s diverse list of participants shows that companies from around the world are drawn to Massachusetts’ vibrant and growing clean energy sector,” said Massachusetts Clean Energy Center (MassCEC) Chief Executive Officer Patrick Cloney. “We are thrilled to see three companies—Pythagoras Solar, Oree and TIGI—who have either participated in the Governor’s trade mission to Israel or in MassCEC’s Global Clean Energy Week, sign on to use this facility because they see the value of doing business in Massachusetts.”
“Our participation in this project is consistent with our belief in the significant potential for solar heating, both for sanitary water and space heating, in North America, especially in large scale industrial and commercial applications” said TIGI’s CEO Zvika Klier. “Solar heating represents a tremendous market need that could be finally
addressed with viable economies through the launch of TIGI’s honeycomb collectors.”
“Developing sustainable technologies will improve energy efficiency and create jobs,” Congressman Stephen F. Lynch said. “I commend Fraunhofer CSE for bringing together such a diverse group of partners to take this project beyond a research lab, developing it as a learning environment for the next generation of clean energy leaders.”
“We are committed to making the building a venue where everyone—from seasoned architects and construction executives to students still deciding their future career paths—can visualize the performance and potential of the technologies incorporated into the building,” said Nolan Browne, Managing Director of Fraunhofer CSE. “Our goal is to present the information in innovative ways that engage visitors and create demand for these energy-saving systems and sustainable products in the market.”
About Fraunhofer CSE: The Fraunhofer Center for Sustainable Energy Systems (CSE) is an applied research and development laboratory conducting R&D for industry and government clients in the areas of Solar Photovoltaics, Building Technologies and Technology Commercialization for early-stage cleantech companies. Fraunhofer CSE’s mission is to foster economic development through the commercialization of clean energy technologies for the benefit of society.
For more information about Fraunhofer, visit http://cse.fraunhofer.org/Close
ETT Cleantech Summit, Geneva, Switzerland
6-7 July, 2011
TIGI was selected in the ETT summit, as one of the top 25 upcoming and leading European cleantech companies – out of hundreds of applicants.Learn more...
TIGi Solar has been selected by an independent panel and presented at the prestigious ETT Cleantech Summit in Geneva, Switzerland, which took place on July 6th and 7th 2011 at The Globe of Science and Innovation at CERN. The selection committee included members from major investors including GE Global Research, Intel Capital and Capricorn Ventures.
TIGI was selected in this prestigious European Tech Tour summit, as one of the top 25 upcoming and leading European cleantech companies – out of hundreds of companies that applied for such recognition.
TIGI’s CEO, Zvika Klier who travelled to Geneva to present at the event commented “We are thrilled by the opportunity to meet major players in the sustainability sector and to present our case. We were one of only six companies selected from throughout Europe in the Energy Generation sector and the only solar thermal company – a major recognition of the significance of our breakthrough”.
EEVF, Zurich, Switzerland
13-14 September, 2011
TIGI was selected by the European Energy Venture Fair, to present its innovative Honeycomb solar-thermal technology and vision.Learn more...
TIGI was selected by the European Energy Venture Fair, to present its innovative Honeycomb solar-thermal technology and vision.
WATECH 2011 (Israel)
15-17 November, 2011
Visit us at hall 11, booth 6.Learn more...
TIGI exhibits in the international WATECH 2011 exhibition (Israel), between 15-17 November. Visit us as Hall 11, booth 6.
Intersolar North America, San Fransisco
12-14 July, 2011
TIGI expanded the exposure of its groundbreaking solar thermal Honeycomb technology, and introduced it to US-based integrators.Learn more...
TIGI expanded the exposure of its groundbreaking solar thermal Honeycomb technology, and introduced it to US-based integrators.
Intersolar Europe 2011, Munich, Germany
8-10 June, 2011
TIGI introduced its revolutionary Honeycomb technology for solar-thermal collectors, and held discussions with European partners.Learn more...
TIGI introduced its revolutionary Honeycomb technology for solar-thermal collectors, and held discussions with European partnersClose
TIGI was selected in the ETT summit, as one of the top 25 upcoming and leading European cleantech companies – out of hundreds of applicants (Jul 2011)