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France: Solar Thermal Energy under Review

Submitted by Baerbel Epp on November 1, 2013

On 11 October, around 100 solar thermal specialists followed the invitation of the French Environment and Energy Management Agency, ADEME, to Paris, France, in order to discuss the unsatisfying situation of the French solar heating and cooling market. The meeting included a presentation of the results of the recently finalised study “Analysis of the competitiveness and development of the solar thermal sector in France” (official summary not yet available). An action plan is intended to show the industry how to become more competitive.
Photo: Lydie Bahjejian

France: More than 9,000 Quality Checks of Solar Thermal Systems

Submitted by Baerbel Epp on September 17, 2010

 Qualisol audits” The quality of solar water heaters is improving steadily. Evidence of this trend can be found in the results of the 8,000 Qualisol audits, which have been carried out since 2007. Within four years, the share of “excellent” installations more than doubled, from 20 to 55.5 %. The share of “poor” installations shrank from 10 to 3 %.
Source: Qualit'EnR

France: Qualisol – A Quality Scheme for Installers

Submitted by Baerbel Epp on March 12, 2010

 Qualisol label” Qualit’EnR manages the solar thermal installers label Qualisol and offers a wide range of services to qualified installation companies, such as: listing on the web portal (, free technical assistance, advertising and communications material and the Qualit’EnR newsletter.

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