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  • China: Rebate Programme Increases Market Transparency

    China: Rebate Programme Increases Market Transparency

    The result of the first bidding in the spring of 2009: 92 Chinese solar thermal system suppliers, offering a total of 806 products, qualified for the rural incentive programme. The figure shows the number of systems per price range in RMB (10 RMB is about 1 EUR).

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  • Solar India Mission: 20 Million m2 by 2022

    Solar India Mission: 20 Million m2 by 2022

    The recently published Solar India Mission places its emphasis on large-scale application of solar thermal technology. The photo shows a typical solar thermal installation on a housing estate in India.
    Photo: Jaideep Malaviya

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  • South Africa: The Resolution of the ISES Solar World Congress

    South Africa: The Resolution of the ISES Solar World Congress

    Hosting the next ISES Congress: The 30th ISES Solar World Congress will be held in Kassel, Germany, from 28 August to 2 September 2011. This year´s resolution recommends that governments worldwide should establish a law to increase the use of renewable energies in the heating and cooling...

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  • ESTIF: Xavier Noyon appointed new Secretary General

    ESTIF: Xavier Noyon appointed new Secretary General

    Xavier Noyon has been appointed Secretary General of the European Solar Thermal Industry Federation (ESTIF), effective from 1 November 2009. The French national brings with him a vast experience in working with associations at the European level. Photo: ESTIF

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  • The Lebanese Solar Thermal Strategy (2008)

    The Lebanese Solar Thermal Strategy (2008)

    Damaged solar thermal system in South Lebanon: The war with Israel in 2007 destroyed 44 % of the 500 solar water heaters donated by China in 2005. Despite such setbacks, the country is working on a reasonable solar thermal strategy.
    Photo: LCEC

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  • California's Solar Thermal Incentive Programme will finally start

    California's Solar Thermal Incentive Programme will finally start

    Two years – that is how long California has already been waiting for a “200,000 solar roof programme“. After the Californian Public Utilities Commission (CPUC) published its “Proposed Decision“ in November, the programme may finally become reality next year.

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  • BDR Thermea: A new European Heating Giant

    BDR Thermea: A new European Heating Giant

    Together, De Dietrich Remeha Group and Baxi Group have just established BDR Thermea, the third largest heating corporation in Europe. Five solar brands are part of the newly founded company: De Dietrich, Oertli, Baxi, Baymak, Brötje.
    Figure: BDR Thermea

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