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  • Great Britain: Renewable Heat Incentive (RHI) under Public Review

    Great Britain: Renewable Heat Incentive (RHI) under Public Review

    The UK Government is currently seeking views on the introduction of a Renewable Heat Incentive (RHI) scheme to start in April 2011. Responses to the consultation are invited by Monday 26th April 2010. Details can be...

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  • South Africa: 140 m² of Collector Area on ABB Building in Johannesburg

    South Africa: 140 m² of Collector Area on ABB Building in Johannesburg

    Paulo Davids, Head of solar thermal projects at ABB South Africa, says that, “The payback period of the 140 m2 system will most certainly be achieved within ten years and possibly even shorter if projected energy price increases are taken into account”.
    Photo: ABB...

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  • Portugal: Training Programme for 5,200 qualified Installers

    Portugal: Training Programme for 5,200 qualified Installers

    The only way to receive the certificate of competence (CAP) as an installer in Portugal is to attend a 44- to 70-hour training, depending on one's previous knowledge of the respective systems. The entire course costs around EUR 600.
    Source: clubsetubalense.pt
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  • USA: Sunny Outlook after a stagnating Market in 2009

    USA: Sunny Outlook after a stagnating Market in 2009

    The discussions at the 2nd German-American Energy Days in Berlin this March dealt with the opportunities and challenges of the US solar thermal market: Ed Murray (Aztec) presented the insights he gained from studying its development.
    Photo: AHK USA/dena 

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  • Soleil de Nefta – Solar City in the South-West of Tunisia

    Soleil de Nefta – Solar City in the South-West of Tunisia

    Will this be the future of Nefta? The Soleil de Nefta project foresees the installation of solar energy systems of about 20 MW by 2016, in order to produce hot water, solar electricity and solar cooling energy for the city of Nefta in the south-west of Tunisia.
    Photo: ANME...

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  • Uruguay: First Steps towards a Sunny Future

    Uruguay: First Steps towards a Sunny Future

    For 180 years now, the sun has been given a prominent place in the flag of Uruguay. But it was just two years ago that the country actually started to make its first steps towards supporting the national solar thermal sector.

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  • Australia and New Zealand: Design Handbook for Large-scale Systems

    Australia and New Zealand: Design Handbook for Large-scale Systems

    The Master Plumbers and Mechanical Services Association of Australia (MPMSAA) and Sustainability Victoria jointly produced the Large Scale Solar Thermal Systems Design Handbook, which provides guidance in best practice approaches for designing large-scale solar hot water systems.

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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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