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USA: Industry Joins Promotion Campaign for Solar Thermal

Submitted by Baerbel Epp on November 22, 2011

 Seth Warren Rose More than 20 solar thermal companies have joined Eneref Institute’s Solar Thermal Advantage initiative as sponsors since the initiative’s kick-off meeting in October 2011. The campaign was started five years ago by Eneref’ s founder, Seth Warren Rose. The initiative's goal for the near future is to raise public awareness for solar thermal by presenting case studies in different magazines and newspapers, put together individually for each magazine target group. The first stories were published in Commercial Building Products (circulation 41,000) and Reeves Journal, a plumbing journal with a circulation of 13,000.
Photo: Eneref

USA: “Growing the SWH market requires long-term support”

Submitted by Baerbel Epp on November 15, 2010

 Lisa Frantzis” Lisa Frantzis, Managing Director for Renewable and Distributed Energy at Navigant Consulting, has recently completed a study on the history, system types and supply chain of the solar thermal industry. She shared her findings with the participants of the Solar Thermal ’10, the second National Solar Heating and Cooling Conference, which took place in Milwaukee on 30 September and 1 October 2010. In her presentation, Frantzis analysed the US market and gave advice on how to develop a solar manufacturing sector in Milwaukee. The US state's largest city , Wisconsin, is one of 25 solar cities, which receive funding from the US Department of Energy to promote the use of solar technology in their communities (see http://www.solarthermalworld.org/node/1419).
Photo: Navigant Consulting

Wisconsin: Right Place for Solar Thermal Conference

Submitted by Baerbel Epp on September 21, 2010

 high-school swimming pool” Solar water heater systems in the state of Wisconsin: The number of commercial systems made a big jump in 2009, whereas the market for residential systems stagnated. The photo shows a collector field on the roof of a high-school swimming pool.
Photo: Focus on Energy

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