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  • Brazil: How the “My Home my Life” Programme Can Help the Solar Water Heater Sector

    Brazil: How the “My Home my Life” Programme Can Help the Solar Water Heater Sector

    Minha Casa Minha Vida: This spring, the Brazilian Government launched the “My Home My Life” programme, which plans to set up 1 million homes for low-income families over the next two years and may also benefit the solar sector.
    Photo: www.minhacasaminhavida.gov.br

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  • South Africa: The Resolution of the ISES Solar World Congress

    South Africa: The Resolution of the ISES Solar World Congress

    Hosting the next ISES Congress: The 30th ISES Solar World Congress will be held in Kassel, Germany, from 28 August to 2 September 2011. This year´s resolution recommends that governments worldwide should establish a law to increase the use of renewable energies in the heating and cooling...

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  • ESTIF: Xavier Noyon appointed new Secretary General

    ESTIF: Xavier Noyon appointed new Secretary General

    Xavier Noyon has been appointed Secretary General of the European Solar Thermal Industry Federation (ESTIF), effective from 1 November 2009. The French national brings with him a vast experience in working with associations at the European level. Photo: ESTIF

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  • The Lebanese Solar Thermal Strategy (2008)

    The Lebanese Solar Thermal Strategy (2008)

    Damaged solar thermal system in South Lebanon: The war with Israel in 2007 destroyed 44 % of the 500 solar water heaters donated by China in 2005. Despite such setbacks, the country is working on a reasonable solar thermal strategy.
    Photo: LCEC

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  • California's Solar Thermal Incentive Programme will finally start

    California's Solar Thermal Incentive Programme will finally start

    Two years – that is how long California has already been waiting for a “200,000 solar roof programme“. After the Californian Public Utilities Commission (CPUC) published its “Proposed Decision“ in November, the programme may finally become reality next year.

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  • BDR Thermea: A new European Heating Giant

    BDR Thermea: A new European Heating Giant

    Together, De Dietrich Remeha Group and Baxi Group have just established BDR Thermea, the third largest heating corporation in Europe. Five solar brands are part of the newly founded company: De Dietrich, Oertli, Baxi, Baymak, Brötje.
    Figure: BDR Thermea

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  • Lebanon: Performance of a Solar Water Heater – a Case Study

    Lebanon: Performance of a Solar Water Heater – a Case Study

    Solar water heaters are still rarely seen on Lebanese roofs. The Lebanese Centre for Energy Conservation Project (LCECP) has now published the promising results of a study about the performance of one particular residential solar water heating system in South Lebanon.
    Photo: www...

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  • India: Borosil Starts Producing Low Iron Solar Glass

    India: Borosil Starts Producing Low Iron Solar Glass

    Gujarat Borosil Limited introduced a component to the market of flat plate collectors: the low iron glass cover. Pradeep Kheruka (right), Chairman and Managing Director, and his son Shreevar, Vice President, presented it at the Renewable Energy India Expo 2009.
    Photo: Jaideep...

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