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Solar Water Heaters Development in MENA Region (2009)

Submitted by Raquel Ponte Costa on February 13, 2012

This is a presentation from Dr. Mohamad Kordab (Energy Expert of the Damascus University) during the “Solar Thermal Applications workshop” held in Syria. The event was jointly organized by the Regional Center for Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency (RCREEE), regional organizations from Syria and Egypt and the German Development Cooperation (GTZ).

Qualitative Approach for Solar Water Heaters. The Tunisian experience (2009)

Submitted by Raquel Ponte Costa on January 24, 2012

This is a presentation delivered by Mr. Noureddine Ketari from the Tunisian Institute Aptitudes during the Regional Workshop on Standardization and Certification of Solar Water Heaters organized by the Regional Center for Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency (RCREEE) in Tunisia.

Tunisia: First Steps towards introducing Qualisol and Solar Keymark

Submitted by Baerbel Epp on September 27, 2010

 Qualisol label” Quality label for installers: By adapting French installer certification Qualisol, Tunisia's market development project Prosol has already entered “the 3rd Dimension” of quality control since its launch in 2005. Training is provided by the National Chamber of Renewable Energies (CNSEnR) after which installers will have to pass an exam to use the label in shop windows, ads, offers and invoices. Tunisia is a perfect example of quality-oriented solar thermal market development.

Mexico: 25,000 Solar Home Project starts with Delay

Submitted by Baerbel Epp on September 23, 2010

 André Eckermann (left), GTZ, and Victor Manuel Borrás Setién, Infonavit” Final agreement: André Eckermann (left), Programme Director of the German Agency for Technical Cooperation (GTZ), and Victor Manuel Borrás Setién, head of Infonavit, shook hands during the official launch of the 25,000 solar roof programme in Mexico in the middle of June. The programme is financed by the German Federal Ministry for the Environment, Nature Conservation and Nuclear Safety (BMU).
Photo: GTZ

Mexico: Vacuum tubes in 48 % of residential Solar Water Heaters

Submitted by Baerbel Epp on August 31, 2010

 marketing campaign for solar hot water systems” The marketing campaign for solar hot water systems in the residential sector in Mexico, Procalsol (2007 to 2012), bore fruit: According to the annual market statistics of the National Association of Solar Energy (ANES), the newly installed collector area in households almost tripled from 53,183 m2 in 2008 to 132,934 m2 last year.

Mexico: 25,000 “Solar Roofs” Programme

Submitted by Baerbel Epp on October 1, 2009

 Mexico Solar Roofs Programme” Small thermosiphon systems are in the focus point of the new 25,000 Solar Roofs Programme of the German Agency for Technical Cooperation (GTZ) in Mexico.

Photo: GTZ Mexico

Mexico: Every Third Solar System is Used Commercially

Submitted by Baerbel Epp on August 19, 2009

Commercial use of solar water heaters is gaining momentum in Mexico. Hotels, public swimming pools and industries used about 30 % of the 165,632 m2 (116 MWth) of collector area installed in 2008 to cover their demand in hot water or heating (see the following figure), concluded a market study by the national solar industry association ANES (Asociación Nacional de Energía Solar).

Green credits in Mexico: Push for the Market

Submitted by Baerbel Epp on October 2, 2008

social housing with solar in a suburb of Mexico citySocial housing in Mexico with solar water heaters: Tecamac is a typical suburb of Mexico City, where inhabitants can purchase apartments at a reasonable price. Photo: GTZ Mexico

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