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  • IEA SHC: Industry Invited to Join Research Community for Lower Solar Heat Costs

    IEA SHC: Industry Invited to Join Research Community for Lower Solar Heat Costs

    Driving down the costs of solar thermal systems is not only about cheaper collector production. In fact, post-production processes, such as sales, installation and maintenance account for up to 50 % of the price the end customer will have to pay. The new IEA SHC Task 54, Price...
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  • IEA SHC Task 52: Seeking Cost-optimised Urban Energy Systems

    IEA SHC Task 52: Seeking Cost-optimised Urban Energy Systems

    How can solar energy be ideally integrated into an urban energy system? This has been the key question of IEA SHC Task 52: Solar Heat and Energy Economics in Urban Environments. One and a half years after the task´s start in January 2014, scientists from Germany, Denmark, Austria...
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  • Germany: Polymer Collector Design for EUR 25 Production

    Germany: Polymer Collector Design for EUR 25 Production

    During project ExKoll, scientists at the Fraunhofer Institute for Solar Energy Systems, Fraunhofer ISE, have developed a new low-cost design for solar thermal collectors. The entire production of an 80 cm x 160 cm collector made of polypropylene (PP, drawing on the right) with an...
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  • India 2015: Government Doubles Coal Tax, Removes Solar Tube Customs Duty

    India 2015: Government Doubles Coal Tax, Removes Solar Tube Customs Duty

    The international press praised the Indian Finance Minister, Arun Jaitley, when he unveiled this year’s Financial Bill, including the 2015/2016 budget, on 28 February. For example, the BBC wrote: “A business-friendly budget aimed at attracting greater investment for the...
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  • Germany: First Solar Energy Technology in Development Cooperation Conference

    Germany: First Solar Energy Technology in Development Cooperation Conference

    On 6 and 7 November, experts in development cooperation and solar specialists from all around the world met in Frankfurt, Germany, for the Solar Energy Technology in Development Cooperation conference. The two-day event by German conference organiser OTTI was held for the very first time...
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  • Norway: Research Community Visits Estate Built with Polymer Collectors

    Norway: Research Community Visits Estate Built with Polymer Collectors

    Norwegian collector manufacturer Aventa and the University of Oslo’s Department of Physics jointly hosted two meetings in the middle of October: The meeting of Task 39 (Polymeric Materials for Solar Thermal Applications) of the International Energy Agency’s Solar Heating and...
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  • India: 27 Field Visits of Solar Process Heat Installations

    India: 27 Field Visits of Solar Process Heat Installations

    In cooperation with the Ministry of New and Renewable Energy (MNRE), the German Agency for International Cooperation, GIZ, organised a workshop in New Delhi in the middle of October to present the first findings and measures within...
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  • India: SoPro to Create Database of 20 Solar Process Heat Case Studies

    India: SoPro to Create Database of 20 Solar Process Heat Case Studies

    The German Agency for International Cooperation, GIZ, will be working together with the German Fraunhofer Institute for Solar Energy Systems, Fraunhofer ISE, and the Ministry of New and Renewable Energy (MNRE) on analysing and optimising existing solar process heat installations in India...
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