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  • Slovenia: Coloured Air Collectors Replacing Typical Building Facades

    Slovenia: Coloured Air Collectors Replacing Typical Building Facades

    A demonstration system for an air collector façade: 1.5 years ago, the Slovenian company Solar Thermo Sistems STS Inc. covered one part of the façade of the Technopark III building in Celje, Slovenia, with 88 m2 of air collectors. Photo: STS

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  • Support for the Solar Thermal Industry in Poland

    Support for the Solar Thermal Industry in Poland

    A unique chance for the solar thermal industry in Poland: “Developing a renewable energies industry” is one of the many targets of the comprehensive “Infrastructure and Environment” programme for Poland (2007 to 2014).

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  • One Million Green Homes in South Korea

    One Million Green Homes in South Korea

    “Save Energy Save Earth”: The emblem of the Korean Energy Management Corporation (KEMCO), the energy agency of the Ministry of Knowledge and Economy, shows that the South Korean Government takes climate protection seriously. Photo: Bärbel Epp

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  • Bluetec´s Expansion Plans: Coating Line for Aluminium Coils

    Bluetec´s Expansion Plans: Coating Line for Aluminium Coils

    Turning the first sod: The German coating specialist Bluetec GmbH & Co KG, based in Mid-Germany, is planning to convert 46,000 m2 of grain fields in Eberschütz into a building ground for a modern solar thermal factory next year. Photo: Bluetec

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  • Australia: First Solar-Cooled Shopping Centre

    Australia: First Solar-Cooled Shopping Centre

    Satisfied engineers: Antoine Millioud (left) and Stefan Minder of the Australian company NEP Solar show the Innovation Award that they won at Intersolar 2009 for their PolyTrough collector with a polymer-carrier-based reflector. Photo: Bärbel Epp

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  • Solar Thermal: “Potential Massively Underestimated”

    Solar Thermal: “Potential Massively Underestimated”

    The UK Department of Energy and Climate Change (DECC) has recently published its Renewable Energy Strategy (RES) which includes solar thermal. This has provoked a strong response from the UK Solar Trade Association (STA) stating that DECC has “massively underestimated the potential of solar...

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  • Australian Solar Cooling Interest Group

    Australian Solar Cooling Interest Group

    Independent solar cooling specialists and lobbyists: Dr Paul Kohlenbach (left) initiated the Australian Solar Cooling Interest Group (ausSCIG) and Dr. Uli Jakob initiated the Green Chiller Association for Sorption Cooling e.V. in Europe. Together the two experts run the company Solem...

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