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Europe: Solar Thermal Energy Expands to Industrial Processes

Submitted by Baerbel Epp on April 1, 2013

During a Technology Workshop on Solar Process Heat for Industry organised by the Solar Thermal Technology Panel of the RHC-Platform, the European Technology Platform on Renewable Heating and Cooling, European experts presented the latest developments and insights into collector technology, as well as solar thermal system integration for industrial processes, ranging from drying to pasteurisation and sterilisation. Around 60 participants from the industry, research, industry associations and EU institutions attended the workshop held at the Renewable Energy House in Brussels on 15 March 2013.

Preliminary RHC and SDH Conference Programmes Available for Download

Submitted by Baerbel Epp on March 12, 2013

The preliminary programmes of the 4th European Conference on Renewable Heating and Cooling, which will take place from 22 to 23 April in Dublin, Ireland, and for the SDH conference from 9 to 10 April in Malmö, Sweden, are now available for download at their event websites. The photo shows the solar thermal panel at last year’s RHC conference in Copenhagen, Denmark.
Photo: ESTIF

Europe: Conferences for New Solar Thermal Applications

Submitted by Baerbel Epp on February 12, 2013

The first of half of this year will see many conferences and fairs on solar thermal technologies at locations all around the world (see the Calendar of Events): The database alone shows 61 events in 31 countries. Meanwhile, the events have become more diversified – a testimony to the many different application areas of solar thermal. With this news piece, will present some particularly interesting events, which focus on solar district heating, renewable heat, process heat and the latest technology. Please let us know if you think the database is missing any important solar heating and cooling dates (

Hungary: New Solar Thermal Association and new Incentive Programmes

Submitted by Baerbel Epp on March 29, 2011

 Bela Glattfelder” The Hungarian solar thermal industry is joining forces: In October 2010, it initiated the founding of the Hungarian solar association Magyar Szolár Szövetség, which will be authorised by the Hungarian administration most probably by the end of March. President of the new association is European Parliament member Bela Glattfelder (Photo), who shows great ambition. In addition to intense national lobbying, the association has joined forces with the European Solar Thermal Industry Federation (ESTIF).

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