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  • India: Official Launch of the New Solar Thermal Federation of India (STFI)

    India: Official Launch of the New Solar Thermal Federation of India (STFI)

    The picture above shows the board of the newly founded Solar Thermal Federation of India (STFI): STFI Chairman Krishnappa Subramanya (CEO of TATA-BP Solar), STFI President Jaideep Malaviya (consultant and journalist) and Vice-Chairman Hemant Revankar (Managing Director of Bipin Engineers...

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  • “There has been a Lot of Market Turmoil in Australia”

    “There has been a Lot of Market Turmoil in Australia”

    Solarthermalworld wanted to investigate why the Australian Government decided to discontinue its Solar Water Heater Rebate Programme and conducted an interview with Stephen Cranch, Sales and Marketing Manager of Solahart Industries Pty Ltd Australia.
    Photo: Solahart

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  • Malaysia Discovers the Advantages of Solar Thermal Technology

    Malaysia Discovers the Advantages of Solar Thermal Technology

    Organized by Benoit Hennaut, then President & CEO of Monier Sdn Bhd (left), the Malaysian Minister of Energy, Green Technology and Water, Peter Chin Fah Kui (middle), met in February 2010 with German solar thermal consultant Werner Koldehoff.

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  • Australia: Solar Cooling for Dairy Farms and Cold Stores (2009)

    Australia: Solar Cooling for Dairy Farms and Cold Stores (2009)

    Solar cooling systems on dairy farms possess a high impact on the energy consumption of such businesses. Solar energy can contribute up to 80 % of the total cooling load and 57 to 65 % of the hot water load for a typical dairy farm, according to a study carried out by Australian company Solem...

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  • India: Best Practise Applications for Hotels

    India: Best Practise Applications for Hotels

    Profiting from cost-effective solar thermal technology: The JP Siddhartha Hotel in the city of Gurgaon, Haryana, runs a 56 m2 collector system supplying solar energy for the domestic hot water demand of the hotel. The investment of INR 490,000 will pay off in less than 2 years.
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  • Brazil: Solar Car Wash saves Water and Chemicals

    Brazil: Solar Car Wash saves Water and Chemicals

    Solar plug'n'play solution in Brazil: The unit developed by Brazilian company E2 Solar consists of a solar roof with 16 collectors and a storage tank with a capacity of 2,500 litres.
    Photo: Petrobras

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  • France: Qualisol – A Quality Scheme for Installers

    France: Qualisol – A Quality Scheme for Installers

    Qualit’EnR manages the solar thermal installers label Qualisol and offers a wide range of services to qualified installation companies, such as: listing on the web portal (www.qualit-enr.org), free technical assistance, advertising and communications material and the Qualit’EnR newsletter...

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  • South Africa: Harvesting the Sun with Western Cape’s Housing Project

    South Africa: Harvesting the Sun with Western Cape’s Housing Project

    Thermosiphon systems on the roofs of social housing blocks in South Africa: Almost all of the 210 flats that are part of the newly built housing project in Steenberg, a suburb of Cape Town, have been equipped with a solar water heater of local system supplier Hotmix (Pty) Ltd.
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  • India: First Solar Thermal Energy Service Company established

    India: First Solar Thermal Energy Service Company established

    Shangmuganathan Srinivasan (right) is visiting the first solar thermal system his company Trans Solar Technologies (TST) is running as an Energy Service Company (ESCO). The system was installed on the roof of project partner Holy Family Hospital in New Delhi.

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  • France: Dissatisfying Market Development in 2009

    France: Dissatisfying Market Development in 2009

    Collective systems are on the rise in France: This photo shows the youth hostel of the Association Logis des Jeunes de Provence in the city of Cannes in the South of France. Photo: Enerplan

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