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Sector coupling still at an early stage

Submitted by Baerbel Epp on July 18, 2018
‘Sector coupling’ has become one of the most well-known terms to describe the transformation of energy markets. It had originally been created for models that use surplus renewables, such as wind and solar electricity, to provide heat and power new means of transport. International organisations – for example, REN21 and IEA – have since established more general definitions and charts to illustrate the process. The figure on the left-hand side is taken from a presentation given by Paolo Frankl, Head of the IEA’s Renewable Energy Division, at the Mexirec Conference in Mexico last September. 
Chart: IEA 

Market Statistics: Three Studies Analyse Solar Thermal Market Development

Submitted by Baerbel Epp on July 18, 2012

 logos of solar thermal market research institutions” There are signs that the strong decline of the European solar thermal market reported over the last two years came to a halt in 2011 – at least according to three market reports published in June 2012.

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