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  • Chiryu Heater: 46 Years of Collector Manufacturing in Japan

    Chiryu Heater: 46 Years of Collector Manufacturing in Japan

    Second oldest collector manufacturer worldwide: the Japanese company Chiryu Heater which is run by Yasuo Okamoto. He told solarthermalworld.org the history of the company that his father Ei-ichi Okamoto founded in 1944.
    Photo: Bärbel Epp

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  • Embedded thumbnail for UweTrenker, ESTIF Sec General, at ESTEC 2009

    UweTrenker, ESTIF Sec General, at ESTEC 2009

    This is an interview with Uwe Trenker, Secretary General of ESTIF, the European Solar Thermal Industry Federation. Uwe provides an overview of the activities of the association in 2009.

    This video was filmed during ESTEC 2009 in Munich (Germany) in Mai 2009.

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  • Embedded thumbnail for Maria Laguna at ESTEC 2009

    Maria Laguna at ESTEC 2009

    This is an interview made during the 2009 ESTEC conference in Munich, Germany with Maria Laguna working for the EACI. Maria Laguna provides information about the IEE programmes.

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  • Embedded thumbnail for Christian Vachon at ESTEC 2009

    Christian Vachon at ESTEC 2009

    This is an interview made during the 2009 ESTEC conference in Munich, Germany with Christian Vachon, founder and President of the Canadian Enerconcept Technologies. Vachon speaks about solar air collectors.

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    Gerhard Stryi-Hipp at ESTEC 2009

    This is an interview made during the 2009 ESTEC conference in Munich, Germany with Gerhard Stryi-Hipp. Gehard speaks about the Renewable Heating & Cooling Technology Platform.

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  • Embedded thumbnail for Matthias Rommel at ESTEC 2009

    Matthias Rommel at ESTEC 2009

    This is an interview made during the 2009 ESTEC conference in Munich, Germany with Matthias Rommel, from Fraunhofer ISE Institute. Matthias speaks about the development of solar thermal desalination.

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  • Embedded thumbnail for Christine Lins from EREC at ESTEC 2009 - II part

    Christine Lins from EREC at ESTEC 2009 - II part

    This is an interview made during the 2009 ESTEC conference in Munich, Germany, with Christine Lins, Secretary Gneral of EREC. Christine talks about the energy revolution scenarios, a project requested by Greenpeace.

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  • Portugal: Unclear Conditions with the Incentive Programme

    Portugal: Unclear Conditions with the Incentive Programme

    “The intentions were good, but the implementation was very confusing. When the programme started in March, the market players were not informed and only one company met the conditions of it”. This is how Jorge Vaz from the Portuguese collector manufacturer Openplus Energy...

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  • Tokyo Gas launches balcony-integrated Collector

    Tokyo Gas launches balcony-integrated Collector

    Japan´s large natural gas company, Tokyo Gas, started producing a collector panel that can be integrated into balconies. The low-cost system is a combination of solar panels and a gas water heater. Photo: Tokyo Gas

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  • Strategic Partnerships for Turnkey Solar Collector Factories

    Strategic Partnerships for Turnkey Solar Collector Factories

    Premiere at the Intersolar fair in Munich, Germany: SMI from Italy and Sunrise from Greece publicly announced their strategic partnership, with the goal to offer turnkey machinery solutions to the solar thermal industry. Photo: Bärbel Epp

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