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  • IEA-SHC 43: On the Way to Harmonize Testing and Certification

    IEA-SHC 43: On the Way to Harmonize Testing and Certification

    At the request of the US Solar Rating & Certification Corporation (SRCC), the International Energy Agency’s Solar Heating and Cooling Programme (SHC) formed Task 43, the “Solar Rating and Certification Procedure”.
    Photo: IEA SHC

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  • European Facilities Testing Products for the US Market

    European Facilities Testing Products for the US Market

    Accredited for SRCC testing: The SPF Institute for Solar Technology from Switzerland is one of six European testing institutes being able to test collectors according to quality standards by the US-American Solar Rating & Certification Corporation.
    Photo: SPF Rapperswil...

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  • Peru and Chile: Transsen's Expansion Strategy

    Peru and Chile: Transsen's Expansion Strategy

    The newly formed Directive Board of Transsen Peru (left to right): Edson Pereira (President of Transsen Brazil), Abel Gutiérrez, Victor Bazualdo and Newton U. Koeke (International Business Manager of Transsen Brazil) Photo: Transsen

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  • EU Project: Introducing Solar District Heating to the Market

    EU Project: Introducing Solar District Heating to the Market

    18 experts from twelve different institutions and associations met in Stuttgart, Germany, to launch the EU project SDHtake-off. This team is to develop and introduce a new approach and new instruments for a Europe-wide market introduction of solar district heating.
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  • Bending Machines for Serpentine Absorbers – an Overview

    Bending Machines for Serpentine Absorbers – an Overview

    Figure of a bending machine for serpentine absorbers: the bending head is situated in the middle of a horizontal table – in some cases supported by a sliding block to obtain the best bending angle.
    Photo: SMI

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  • Slovenia: ECO Fund Issuing Grants and Low-interest Loans

    Slovenia: ECO Fund Issuing Grants and Low-interest Loans

    Franc Beravs, CEO of ECO Fund, Slovenia, is proud to support renewable energies: “If you plan to install a solar thermal system or a better insulation, you can choose between a low-interest loan and a non-refundable financial incentive.”
    Source: www.finance-on.net

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  • Slowdown of the Solar Thermal Market in Germany

    Slowdown of the Solar Thermal Market in Germany

    The growth of the German solar thermal market is coming to halt – or even worse: The market statistics of the solar industry association BSW-Solar and the heating industry association BDH (BDH/BSI statistics) show a strong decrease during the summer months.
    Photo: Bärbel Epp...

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