Poland: Comprehensive Market Survey

 Polish solar thermal market” Flat plate collectors are still the dominating technology on the Polish solar thermal market. The share of vacuum tube collectors, however, increased from 17 to 31 % within two years. This is one of the examples of a market survey published in May 2008.  Photo: IEO

India: Cross Checking the Size of the Solar Thermal Market

The solar thermal market in India could do better than it has done so far. Everybody agrees on that, but the size of the annual market remains unclear. For example, you will find reliable sources for the year 2007 that talk about 256,000 m2, an equivalent of 180 MWth (Solar Heat Worldwide 2008), or about 650,000 m2, an equivalent of 455 MWth (Study of the Swiss bank Sarasin). The truth lies probably in the middle.

Comprehensive Testing of laser-welded Aluminium Absorbers

 mirotherm absorber fact book” Shock, deformation, solidness and corrosion tests of laser-welded absorbers are all described in the “mirotherm absorber fact book”. This book can serve as a best practice resource for testing standards of new absorber and collector panels in the sector. Photo: Alanod

IRENA: Headquarters in the United Arab Emirates

 Sheikh Abdullah Bin Zayed Al Nahyan” “It was very important to us to offer IRENA a value proposition  by engaging with developing and developed nations alike,” his Highness Sheikh Abdullah Bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Minister of Foreign Affairs of UAE, explains the choice of building the IRENA headquarters in his country. Photo: Worldnews

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Absorber Coating: a Rising Industry in India

 India’s coating industry” India's coating industry has shown impressive growth rates over the last ten years. Just one manufacturer of selective coating dominated the industry a decade ago: Solchrome, who had obtained the technology from Canada. Today, 8 manufacturers are using the Nalsun technology developed by the NAL.
Source: own research

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