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China: SHC 2014 and Solar Thermal Industry Exhibition

Submitted by Baerbel Epp on September 30, 2014
SHC ChinaAfter San Francisco, USA, and Freiburg, Germany, this year’s venue for the International Conference on Solar Heating and Cooling for Buildings and Industry is going to be the Chinese capital, Beijing. Researchers from all around the world have been invited to attend the annual scientific conference of the International Energy Agency’s Solar Heating and Cooling Programme (IEA SHC) between 13 and 15 October 2014. The three-day conference, which will be held at the China National Convention Center (see the photo above), will be jointly organised by German PSE and the China Academy of Building Research (CABR). 
Photo: SHC 2014

China: 500 Participants at Annual CSTIF Meeting

Submitted by Baerbel Epp on January 2, 2013

The annual conference of the China Solar Thermal Industry Federation (CSTIF), which took place in Beijing in the middle of December, attracted more than 500 participants from the Chinese solar thermal industry. For two and a half days, the stakeholders met in the Beijing International Convention Center to discuss market and technology aspects of their industry in plenary sessions and working groups. CSTIF had set up the meeting together with two other organisations: the China Energy Consumption Association (CMCA) and the solar thermal committee of the China Association of Rural Energy Industry (CAREI). The photo shows the opening session on Saturday morning, 15 December.
Photo: Yaping Zhang

“If you start in the solar thermal market today, you’ll be big in 2 or 3 years”

Submitted by Baerbel Epp on March 27, 2012

 Hongzhi Cheng Hongzhi Cheng is Deputy Secretary-General at the China Solar Thermal Industry Federation (CSTIF), based in Beijing, and Head of the company The Sun’s Vision, located in Dezhou, Shandong province. He has had more than 15 years of experience in the solar thermal sector - first in the industry, and with The Sun’s Vision since 2006. His team, which consists of thirty people, has been responsible for a number of publications: books, a monthly magazine and the websites and The Sun’s Vision carries out the annual market survey of the Chinese solar thermal market. met Hongzhi Cheng in his office in Dezhou.
Photo: Bärbel Epp

China: Industry Increased Export Business 12-fold

Submitted by Baerbel Epp on February 2, 2012

 Solar Water Heater Market in China Within 6 years, the Chinese solar thermal industry increased its export business 12-fold, from USD 20 million in 2005 to USD 250 million in 2010. In 2011, the newly installed collector area in China has jumped up another 18 % to 57.6 million m2 (40.3 GWth). Putting the focus on solar technology has proven to be the right step: Nowadays, significantly more new solar water heaters are being installed per year than gas or electric water heaters (see chart). These and other market figures were presented by the retired head of the China Solar Thermal Industry Federation (CSTIF), Zhentao Luo, during the IEA SHC roadmap workshop in Beijing in November 2011 (see attached presentation in Chinese).

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