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  • Montenegro: 1,000 Solar Water Heaters as Part of a Clean Development Mechanism

    Montenegro: 1,000 Solar Water Heaters as Part of a Clean Development Mechanism

    The United Nations Environment Programme plans a new type of CDM project for solar water heaters in Montenegro, with the purpose of reducing CDM transaction costs. This approach could serve as a role model for other countries of the Balkan peninsula, which are also part of the Balkan...

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  • Ukraine: Survey Among National Collector Manufacturers

    Ukraine: Survey Among National Collector Manufacturers

    A huge and sunny country: The southern parts of the Ukraine enjoy an annual radiation of 1,350 kWh/m2, the northern parts around 1,150 kWh/m2. Solarthermalworld.org spoke with four national suppliers and manufacturers of solar thermal systems about the general market...

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  • Lebanon: Training Programmes for Solar Water Heating

    Lebanon: Training Programmes for Solar Water Heating

    Training on how to design and install solar water heaters: Participants of the solar water heater workshop, organised by the UNDP-CEDRO Project in Hamra, Lebanon, in October 2009.
    Source: UNDP-CEDRO

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  • Russia: Collectors with a Convex Polycarbonate Casing

    Russia: Collectors with a Convex Polycarbonate Casing

    A Russian solar thermal pioneer: Boris Kazandzhan, President of Holding Alten, has over 25 years of practical expertise in the solar energy sector. He has now developed a new generation of collectors with a multi-layer polycarbonate casing. Serial production is planned for the first half...

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  • India: Australian Grant for Developing a Solar Thermal Cooling System

    India: Australian Grant for Developing a Solar Thermal Cooling System

    The recently held workshop on solar cooling technology in India was a great success: Instead of a target audience of 30 to 40, almost 100 people joined the workshop in Delhi this October. The picture above shows Deepak Gupta, Secretary for the Ministry of New and Renewable Energy (right),...

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  • First edition of Solar Thermal's World Address Book

    First edition of Solar Thermal's World Address Book

    At the beginning of 2010, Sun & Wind Energy will publish the first edition of its address book on the international solar thermal industry. Edited in Germany, the magazine spreads all over the world and reaches more than 25,000 readers each month. Articles from Sun & Wind Energy do not...

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  • Chile: Tax Rebate for Construction Companies

    Chile: Tax Rebate for Construction Companies

    Sunny Chile: On 19 November 2009, the National Energy Commission held a presentation on the “regulatory framework for solar thermal in Chile” that led to the introduction of a new tax rebate programme for solar water heaters (SWH) in August this year and will last until 2013....

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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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