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Newsletter January 2019

Initial pilot plants for industrial solar steam in Morocco

Concentrating solar heat is a valuable energy resource in Morocco, especially for industrial applications, which is why the Moroccan-based Cluster Solaire network has launched a call for project proposals on industrial solar heat systems. Three submissions will be selected to receive support by the World Bank, as part of MENA CSP KIP, short for The Middle East and North Africa Concentrating Solar Power Knowledge and Innovation Program. To encourage investment in Concentrating Solar Heat (CSH) across the MENA region, the programme organised a two-day conference in Amman, Jordan, last September. Attendees from industry and the policy community were given an opportunity to see Jordan’s first-ever solar steam system, which operates based on Fresnel collectors (see photo). This rooftop installation at Ram Pharma, a pharmaceuticals company headquartered in an industrial area near Amman, has been running since May 2015 (photo: Ata Insights).
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“Investment costs need to be brought down through national grants”
by Jaideep Malaviya

The National Dairy Development Board (NDDB) in India is planning to replace 5 % to 15 % of all heat generation devices by concentrating solar systems. “A 60 % investment subsidy is essential to making solar heat technologies viable at dairy cooperatives”, said NDDB Chairman Dilip Rath.
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Solar-heated homes promoted on Austrian TV
by Bärbel Epp

National association Austria Solar has managed to bring solar-heated houses into the mainstream. On 9 November, Austria Solar’s Managing Director Roger Hackstock was interviewed for konkret, while 450,000 people watched the public TV channel.

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Triple-absorption chiller by Broad Group
by Bärbel Epp

China-based Broad Group has developed a triple-effect absorption chiller that can produce chilled water down to 5 °C, while requiring a lower inlet temperature of about 75 °C. The new chiller generation has been on the market since 2016 and was used in a few initial installations in China and the USA.

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SHC 2019: Call for papers open until February 
by Bärbel Epp

In 2019, the International Conference on Solar Heating and Cooling for Buildings and Industry (SHC) will again take place together with the ISES Solar World Congress (SWC). The events will be held in Chile’s vibrant capital, Santiago, from 4 to 7 November. Abstracts must be 3 pages or shorter and be submitted electronically by 28 February.

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Quality and certification can push solar markets 
by Riccardo Battisti

Solar thermal manufacturers can save time and money by joining the Global Solar Certification Network (GSCN). A webinar on 12 December presented current efforts of GSCN to establish mutual recognition of test and inspection reports between different certification schemes.

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Solar air-conditioning training for energy professionals
by Bärbel Epp

Around 40 attendees from Botswana, Lesotho, Mozambique, Namibia, South Africa and Zimbabwe benefitted from a three-day training course on Solar Cooling and Air Conditioning late November organised by SOLTRAIN with help from the Solar Academy of the IEA Solar Heating and Cooling Programme.

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