Paradigma's company history

(PresseBox) (Karlsbad, ) 1988

- Company founded by Alfred T. Ritter, joint owner of the "Ritter Sport" chocolate factory
- The product range comprises: gas condensing technology (here, Paradigma is a pioneer in Germany), solar technology, and efficiency-boosting system components such as digital controllers with dynamic pump control, buffer tanks and stratified storage tanks


- Range of digital system controllers expanded with integrated solar controllers and dynamic solar pump control for the first time


- The new SOLAR flat plate collector sets standards: for the first time, the collector absorber is HF welded for better heat transfer between the fin and the copper pipe of the heat transfer medium


- Entry into fresh water storage technology with UNISOL universal storage tank


- New Modula condensing gas generation, modulating with integrated control technology
- New MES system controller with modular structure
- Introduction of the CPC evacuated tube collector


- DITO and OPTIMA fresh water storage tanks with patented stratified charging technology in a pressurised storage tank
- SPEED solar piping makes it easier to connect collectors


- Paradigma Italy subsidiary founded
- German consumer magazine Stiftung Warentest 3/98 prints the following evaluation of the Paradigma CPC/OPTIMA solar energy system: “Very good system with very high efficiency and an innovative system concept”


- Second generation of the CPC evacuated tube collector with the CPC Star series


- Establishment of Ritter Solar in Dettenhausen for producing CPC evacuated tube collectors
- Market introduction of Pelletti wood pellet boiler
- Wins 2000 Design Award of the Industry Forum for the CPC Azzurro evacuated tube collector


- Establishment of RNO Kesselfabrik for producing wood pellet boilers


- Market introduction of the “Aqua” solar heating system. The AquaSystem is still the only solar heating system today which operates entirely without frost protection agents and can be connected to existing heating systems without further modification.


- Market introduction of the ModuVario condensing gas heat station, a powerful compact unit with a stratified storage tank


- Paradigma receives the German Federal Award for outstanding innovative craftsmanship for its AquaSystem
- Expansion of the production capacities at RNO Kesselfabrik to 16,000 wood pellet boilers each year
- Delivery of the 1,000,000th evacuated tube in April
- Delivery of the 10,000th AquaSystem in June
- Paradigma constructs large-scale solar thermal systems with CPC evacuated tube collectors which function like conventional boilers, and which can be simply connected as such


- With the ModuVarioAqua, Paradigma introduces a condensing gas solar heat station to the market which for the first time can also support heating in addition to solar water heating
- Pelletti II complete package with Solar Pellet Mole removal system for optimised pellet storage and removal
- Market introduction of Pelletti Maxi as a pellet boiler for larger buildings or higher heat requirements
- Paradigma installs the world's largest evacuated tube collector system at Festo AG in Esslingen-Berkheim, with a gross collector surface area of 1,330 m²


- As of April, a new sales partnership: Paradigma offers primary furnaces and fireplace inserts from Wodtke
- Paradigma exhibits for the first time at the industry trade fairs Solar 2008 in San Diego and Intersolar North America in San Francisco
- Delivery of the 25,000th AquaSystem in early June


Paradigma Deutschland GmbH
Ettlinger Str. 30
D-76307 Karlsbad
Sabine Heuer
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