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  • Solar-powered mobile sanitary Container for United Nations

    Solar-powered mobile sanitary Container for United Nations

    Mobile sanitary container for trouble spots around the world: A thermosiphon system from Australia's collector manufacturer Solahart supplies the emergency accommodation with hot water by the sun. Photo: Solahart

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    Werner Weiss at ESTEC 2009

    This is an interview made during ESTEC 2009 in Munich, Germany, with Werner Weiss, Director of AEE Intec. Weiss explains the potential of solar thermal energy.

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  • Austria:  The 2008 Roadmap to Solar Thermal Success

    Austria: The 2008 Roadmap to Solar Thermal Success

    A good example for solar heating: a semidetached house with a collector area of 92 m2. According to the roadmap of the Austrian Institute for Renewable Technologies, AEE Intec, it is very important to support solar combi systems which supply domestic hot water and space heating....

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  • Karnataka State Aims for 100,000 Solar Roofs by 2013

    Karnataka State Aims for 100,000 Solar Roofs by 2013

    The Karnataka State Energy Department plans to set up at least 100,000 solar thermal roofs over the next five years, in order to become the number one in India in terms of renewable energy usage.
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    Wim van Helden at ESTEC 2009

    This is a interview with Wim van Helden, a research consultant at Renewable Heat. Wim is the operating agent of IEA Task 42 and speaks about the latest developments of compact heat storage technologies.

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  • Dynamic Growth Throughout the European Solar Thermal Sector

    Dynamic Growth Throughout the European Solar Thermal Sector

    Estec2009 – a meeting point for solar thermal experts in Europe: Around 400 representatives of associations, as well as manufacturers, politicians and researchers discussed trends, potentials and obstacles of the solar thermal sector. Photo: Bärbel Epp

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  • Solar obligation by the state of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

    Solar obligation by the state of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

    The state of Rio de Janeiro is the front runner in terms of solar building codes on a state level. In January 2008, its state government approved a law that makes the installation of solar water heating systems mandatory for public buildings.

     

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  • Solar Obligation by the Municipality in São Paulo

    Solar Obligation by the Municipality in São Paulo

    The huge city of São Paulo, with its approx. 19 million inhabitants, approved the first solar obligation on a municipality level in July 2007. Solar water heaters have since become mandatory in a wide range of new residential and non-residential buildings.

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  • Collective Systems on the Rise in France

    Collective Systems on the Rise in France

    The segment of collective systems shows high growth rates in France: The main factor behind this growth are the incentives paid by Ademe, the France Energy Agency. The investment for the solar thermal system on top of this multi-storey building in Paris was €353,000 of which 39 %...

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  • A Solar Field of 7,350 m2 - and a Heat & Power Plant

    A Solar Field of 7,350 m2 - and a Heat & Power Plant

    The quickest installation possible: It took only one month to set up the 525 flat plate collectors, each with a 14 m2 surface, in the open countryside. The 7,350 m2 solar thermal system feeds the district heating system of the Danish town of Tørring. Photo:...

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