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Portuguese Car Components Supplier enters Solar Thermal Industry

Submitted by Baerbel Epp on April 21, 2011

 MCG Solar Sales Director Paulo Neves” MCG has plans to start producing a flat plate collector with a Compound Parabolic Concentrator (CPC) in the near future. The Portuguese company located in Carregado 50 km north of Lisbon has manufactured components for the automotive industry since 1978. “MCG possesses know-how in the area of mass assembly and production. Equipped with this knowledge, it could gain the pole position on the solar thermal market and the strength to maintain it,” MCG Solar Sales Director Paulo Neves says.
Photo: MCG

Portugal: New Subsidy Programme to start in October

Submitted by Baerbel Epp on July 26, 2010

 Thermosiphon System” The government's announcement to invite tenders for a new subsidy scheme was met with mixed feelings throughout the industry: It represents a great chance, but comes at a wrong time.
Photo: Vulcano

Portugal: Training Programme for 5,200 qualified Installers

Submitted by Baerbel Epp on April 5, 2010

 Training Programme” The only way to receive the certificate of competence (CAP) as an installer in Portugal is to attend a 44- to 70-hour training, depending on one's previous knowledge of the respective systems. The entire course costs around EUR 600.

“We Were Clearly in Need of the Incentive Programme”

Submitted by Baerbel Epp on June 22, 2009

 Manuel Collares-Pereira from Aosol” spoke with Manuel Collares-Pereira,  R&D director of the Portuguese collector manufacturer Aosol, about the development of his company and the Portuguese solar thermal incentive programme. Photo: Aosol

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