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Slowdown of the Solar Thermal Market in Germany

Submitted by Baerbel Epp on October 19, 2009

 Germany Statistics Wagner” The growth of the German solar thermal market is coming to halt – or even worse: The market statistics of the solar industry association BSW-Solar and the heating industry association BDH (BDH/BSI statistics) show a strong decrease during the summer months.
Photo: Bärbel Epp

Taiwan: A Densely Populated Island with an Interesting Solar Thermal Market

Submitted by Baerbel Epp on September 1, 2009

system of homemark in Taiwan” Thermosiphon systems with a horizontal storage tank positioned above the solar collectors are typically used for solar hot water production in Taiwan. Photo: Homemark

Applications of Solar Heat for Temperatures Ranging from 50 – 2000°C (2008)

Submitted by Hans Craen on August 27, 2009

This paper was presented at the 5th European Thermal-Sciences Conference which tool place in The Netherlands in 2008. The major application of solar thermal relates to domestic and industrial water and space heating which require relatively low temperatures.

Czech Republic: Subsidy Schemes Financed by Emission Trading

Submitted by Baerbel Epp on August 26, 2009

residential solar system in Czech Republic” The subsidy scheme in the Czech Republic supports the installation of residential solar hot water systems and combi systems for hot water and space heating up to the year 2012. Photo: Propuls

Mexico: Every Third Solar System is Used Commercially

Submitted by Baerbel Epp on August 19, 2009

Commercial use of solar water heaters is gaining momentum in Mexico. Hotels, public swimming pools and industries used about 30 % of the 165,632 m2 (116 MWth) of collector area installed in 2008 to cover their demand in hot water or heating (see the following figure), concluded a market study by the national solar industry association ANES (Asociación Nacional de Energía Solar).

Netherlands’ Subsidy Programme Expands the Market

Submitted by Baerbel Epp on July 4, 2009

Since 2006, the solar thermal market in the Netherlands has enjoyed an annual growth rate of 20 – 30%. The currently biggest pieces of the pie go to glycol-drainback solar combination systems (<6 m²). The new incentive programme “Duurzame Warmte” (Sustainable Warmth programme) now offers an even greater opportunity for solar thermal installations. As Arthur de Vries, secretary of the association Holland Solar, said: “We expect this market instrument to be a decisive factor in quickly expanding the market for households.”

Sweden: Increased Subsidy Budget

Submitted by Baerbel Epp on July 3, 2009

 Solar_roof_Onsolar” Solar roof in the Swedish city of Onsala: The increased subsidies in Sweden focus on larger collector fields – like the 220 m2 plant from 2005.
Photo: Jan-Olof Dalenbäck

“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

Dynamic Growth Throughout the European Solar Thermal Sector

Submitted by Baerbel Epp on June 3, 2009

 estec2009 conference” Estec2009 – a meeting point for solar thermal experts in Europe: Around 400 representatives of associations, as well as manufacturers, politicians and researchers discussed trends, potentials and obstacles of the solar thermal sector. Photo: Bärbel Epp

Collective Systems on the Rise in France

Submitted by Baerbel Epp on June 2, 2009

 collective system in Paris” The segment of collective systems shows high growth rates in France: The main factor behind this growth are the incentives paid by Ademe, the France Energy Agency. The investment for the solar thermal system on top of this multi-storey building in Paris was €353,000 of which 39 % were subsidised by Ademe. Photo: Enerplan


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