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  • COPANT: One Common Standard - Better than 31 Different Ones?

    COPANT: One Common Standard - Better than 31 Different Ones?

    To date, solar thermal energy has been a largely unregulated technology in Latin America. Most of the countries in the region are suffering from nationalised, uncoordinated and sometimes insufficient quality standards. This lack of agreement is hindering the development of a shared and...

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    Korbinian Kramer, Fraunhofer ISE, at SHC 2013

    This interview was held with Korbinian Kramer, Head of Test Lab at Fraunhofer ISE, at SHC 2013 in Freiburg in September 2013. Kramer discussed the path toward harmonisation and certification of standards for solar thermal technology.

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  • SHC 2013: “Be transparent about the performance”

    SHC 2013: “Be transparent about the performance”

    Europe’s first International Conference on Solar Heating and Cooling for Buildings and Industry, the SHC 2013, has been a success. Between 23 and 25 September, around 400 participants from 37 different countries met in Freiburg in the south of Germany to discuss research,...

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  • Tunisia Funds Solar Process Heat

    Tunisia Funds Solar Process Heat

    Tunisia is venturing into another completely new solar thermal application area: solar process heat. After having started the national support programme Prosol first in 2005 for residential solar water heaters, then in 2009 for hotels, hamams (Turkish baths), academic houses and...

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  • Germany: Task 39 Showcases Solar Collectors Made of Polymers

    Germany: Task 39 Showcases Solar Collectors Made of Polymers

    An exhibition taking place as part of the International Conference on Solar Heating and Cooling (SHC) 2013 between 23 and 25 September 2013 unveiled how solar collectors manufactured from plastic materials may look like in the future. Under the motto Efficiency and Design, the exhibits...

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  • Germany: Experts Analyse Solar Process Heat Market

    Germany: Experts Analyse Solar Process Heat Market

    Solar thermal systems are able to meet a significant portion of the heating requirements in many industrial and commercial settings. This is one of the results of an expert workshop entitled The Emerging Market for Solar Process Heat, which was organised by German research institute...

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  • September in Germany: Two conferences in one week

    September in Germany: Two conferences in one week

    This September, Germany’s Black Forest will be the top spot for solar thermal experts from all around the world: From 23 to 25 September, the second International Conference on Solar Heating and Cooling (SHC 2013) will take place in Freiburg, Germany´s unofficial solar capital. It will...

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    Matthias Rommel at ESTEC 2009

    This is an interview made during the 2009 ESTEC conference in Munich, Germany with Matthias Rommel, from Fraunhofer ISE Institute. Matthias speaks about the development of solar thermal desalination.

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