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Mexico: Vacuum tubes in 48 % of residential Solar Water Heaters

Submitted by Baerbel Epp on August 31, 2010

 marketing campaign for solar hot water systems” The marketing campaign for solar hot water systems in the residential sector in Mexico, Procalsol (2007 to 2012), bore fruit: According to the annual market statistics of the National Association of Solar Energy (ANES), the newly installed collector area in households almost tripled from 53,183 m2 in 2008 to 132,934 m2 last year.

Austria: Call for Papers/Speakers on Solar Process Heat

Submitted by Baerbel Epp on August 26, 2010

 Solar Process Heat” The first international conference dedicated exclusively to solar process heat will take place in Wels, Austria, from 3 to 4 March 2011 as part of the World Sustainable Energy Days. It is organised by the O.Oe. Energiesparverband, the regional energy agency of Upper Austria, which is also the coordinator of the Intelligent Energy Europe project "Solar Process Heat" (So-Pro).
Photo: So-Pro.

Austria: EUR 2 Million for Large-Scale, Commercial Applications

Submitted by Baerbel Epp on June 22, 2010

Niki BerlakovichAustria shows that even in a generally difficult economic situation, a government can still expand its solar subsidy schemes: On 11 June, the Austrian environmental minister, Niki Berlakovich, introduced a new incentive programme for large-scale solar thermal systems. Photo: National Austrian Environmental Ministry

Turkey: Industry discovers Space Heating and Process Heat

Submitted by Baerbel Epp on May 20, 2010

 Solar shop of SolimpeksThe picture shows the solar shop of Solimpeks and the office building for the engineers of the Seiso subsidiary, which is responsible for large-scale projects. Turkish solar thermal manufacturers increasingly establish separate companies to handle hotel installations or process heat applications. Photo: Ina Röpcke

Solar Industrial Process Heat - State of the Art (2006)

Submitted by Raquel Ponte Costa on May 17, 2010

This is a report prepared in the framework of the Intelligent Energy Europe project Key Issues for Renewable Heat in Europe (K4RES-H).

The report focuses on solar heat for industrial processes (SHIP), the current market status and potential, the identified barriers to growth and proposed recommendations. A selection of demonstration projects is also provided.

Solar heat for industrial processes is not yet a very developed technology, but among the various solar thermal applications, its potential is noteworthy.

India: Results of Greentech’s Market Assessment Study

Submitted by Baerbel Epp on April 9, 2010

 cumulative collector area” Looking at the future development of the Indian solar thermal sector: The figures above show the most realistic scenario by New Delhi based consultancy Greentech Knowledge Solutions. The residential market will also dominate in the years to come, still retaining a market share of around 80%.
Source: Greentech

Great Britain: Renewable Heat Incentive (RHI) under Public Review

Submitted by Baerbel Epp on April 8, 2010

The UK Government is currently seeking views on the introduction of a Renewable Heat Incentive (RHI) scheme to start in April 2011. Responses to the consultation are invited by Monday 26th April 2010. Details can be accessed here.

The key proposed aspects of the RHI are as follows:

Australia and New Zealand: Design Handbook for Large-scale Systems

Submitted by Baerbel Epp on March 24, 2010

 Australia Handbook” The Master Plumbers and Mechanical Services Association of Australia (MPMSAA) and Sustainability Victoria jointly produced the Large Scale Solar Thermal Systems Design Handbook, which provides guidance in best practice approaches for designing large-scale solar hot water systems.

Brazil: Solar Car Wash saves Water and Chemicals

Submitted by Baerbel Epp on March 15, 2010

 Solar Thermal Power Plants” Solar plug'n'play solution in Brazil: The unit developed by Brazilian company E2 Solar consists of a solar roof with 16 collectors and a storage tank with a capacity of 2,500 litres.
Photo: Petrobras

Thailand: Highly Interested Enterprises, But Low-Quality Systems

Submitted by Baerbel Epp on February 26, 2010

 solar systems in Thailand” 37 commercially installed solar thermal systems of between 50 and 500 m2 received subsidies in Thailand over the last two years. Nevertheless, the sector shows a lack of professional service to operate these solar systems at an optimum efficiency.
Photo: STA

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