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  • Turkey: Ezinc Celebrates a Total of 3,000,000 m2 of Produced Collector Area

    Turkey: Ezinc Celebrates a Total of 3,000,000 m2 of Produced Collector Area

    Jubilee collector on display in the headquarters building: This collector panel completed in December 2009 the total of 3,000,000 m2 of produced collector area Turkish manufacturer Ezinc Metal San. has produced since it started production in 1983. Photo: Ezinc

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  • India: New National Song Features Solar Thermal Technology

    India: New National Song Features Solar Thermal Technology

    Publicity for solar thermal: Viewed by tens of thousands of people since its launch in January 2010, the video of the new song about Indian national unity, “Phir Mile Sur”, also features solar thermal systems in two of its backgrounds.
    Photo: www.zoomtv.in

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  • Solar Thermal e-Learning: Education without a Classroom

    Solar Thermal e-Learning: Education without a Classroom

    Electronic »e-Learning« programmes for solar heating are beginning to gain popularity with training centres in the UK. These are designed to assist training centres in teaching solar domestic hot water installation techniques to apprentices and engineers. Source: www.elearning-shop.co....

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  • India: A Centre of Excellence for Solar Energy Research

    India: A Centre of Excellence for Solar Energy Research

    The Solar Energy Centre (SEC) in Haryana State is a research institution, whose building design alone is a demonstration of how to use solar energy effectively. Soon, it will also receive a testing facility for solar thermal power.
    Photo: SEC

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  • USA Market Statistic: China as Biggest Collector Importer

    USA Market Statistic: China as Biggest Collector Importer

    About 200,000 m2 of flat plate and vacuum tube collectors were shipped throughout the US-American market in 2008, according to the annual statistics of the Energy Information Administration (EIA). The annual report was published in January 2010, four months later than announced...

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  • South Africa: Eskom increases Rebates

    South Africa: Eskom increases Rebates

    Solar thermal installation in Soweto: Eskom's Renewable Energy Portfolio Manager, Cedric Worthmann, said that, “Our aim is to encourage as many South Africans as possible to move away from using electric geysers and replace them with solar heated systems instead”....

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  • Residential Incentive Programme in Malta revised

    Residential Incentive Programme in Malta revised

    Thermosiphon system in Malta: Since the beginning of 2010, the incentive programme for domestic solar water heaters on the Mediterranean Island of Malta has had new frame conditions in place. The government hopes to invite a stronger response with its new scheme than it achieved with the...
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  • New Zealand: 300 m2 for a new Swimming Pool Complex

    New Zealand: 300 m2 for a new Swimming Pool Complex

    The dream team: This team of installers from New Zealand-based company Solar Technology Systems needed only a few days to install 300 m2 of vacuum tube collectors on the roof of a swimming pool complex.
    Photo: Solar Technology Systems

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  • Denmark: Delivering Solar Heat at a fixed price

    Denmark: Delivering Solar Heat at a fixed price

    The newly founded Danish company of Nordic Clean Energy (NCE) offers operators of district and local community heating grids all over Europe a feed-in of solar heat from large collector plants at fixed prices.

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  • South Africa: Solar Water Heating Strategy & Implementation Plan

    South Africa: Solar Water Heating Strategy & Implementation Plan

    Last November, South Africa's Department of Minerals and Energy (DME) published the draft of an “Overall Recommended Strategic Framework”. The framework is to come into effect in April 2010. This strategy should help to equip 1 million households with solar water heaters by 2014.

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  • Great Britain: Drafting of NREAP without consulting the Public or Stakeholders

    Great Britain: Drafting of NREAP without consulting the Public or Stakeholders

    Great Britain is a country with a fair number of governmental initiatives intended to save carbon emissions. Two major documents are the UK Low Carbon Transition Plan and the Renewable Energy Strategy (RES) published in July 2009, which cover all industries and renewable technologies. There is...

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