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    SHC 2017: Combining PV and Solar Thermal

    Combined photovoltaic and thermal solar modules (PVT) can produce heat and power at the same time. The Swiss research institute iedentified 53 companies selling this technology already. In Switzerland, about 300 projects are installed. Andreas Häberle explains what remains to be done for...
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    SHC 2017 / Jodie Roussel: Supporting PV Markets Worldwide

    The Global Solar Council works internationally for solar thermal, photovoltaics, storage technologies and digital energy solutions related to solar. Jodie Roussel explains why the legal framework is so crucial for solar to deliver cost-effective energy to the world.

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    SHC 2017 / Stephen White: Solar Cooling Technologies in Australia

    The Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation (CSIRO)in Australia is bringing solar cooling technologies to the market. For residential use, PV powered air conditioning is the technology of choice. For large scale applications such as hotels, solar thermal cooling technologies...

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    SHC 2017 / Cédric Philibert: Decarbonising the Heating and Industry Sector

    Decarbonisation of "energy" often only refers to the electricity sector. Cédric Philibert describes what can be done to decarbonise heating, transportation and the industry sector.

    This video was filmed during the Solar Heating and Cooling Conference (SHC 2017) in Abu Dhabi in November...

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    SHC 2017 / He Tao: Improving the Quality in China´s Solar Thermal Market

    With more than 400 million square meters of solar collector area, China is the largest market for solar water heaters in the world. Since the 1980ies, the country is working on setting up quality standards and testing labs. Today, 80 percent of the domestically produced solar thermal systems...

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    SHC 2017 / Jan Erik Nielsen: Global Solar Certification Network

    To enter new markets, solar thermal manufacturers need to test and certify their products according to the local standards. The Global Solar Certification Network enables them to complete several certification processes based on only one testing cycle. This saves a lot of money and time.

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  • Linz workshop Task 54

    IEA SHC Task 54: Solar Thermal Cost Reductions

    The objective of IEA SHC Task 54 is to reduce the purchase price of solar thermal systems by up to 40 % across the entire value chain. To achieve this, the project partners have been evaluating technical and non-technical cost-saving potential, with low-cost materials, such as polymers, and...
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    SHC 2017 / Jaideep Malaviya: Solar Process Heat for the Industry in India

    India is facing a quickly growing energy demand. At the same time, the country has ambitious targets for carbon reduction. Solar Heat for industrial processes (SHIP) may help overcoming this challenge. Jaideep Malaviya, partner of the programme "Solar Payback" talks about chances, challenges and...
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    SHC 2017 / Daniel Mugnier: Solar Cooling in the MENA region

    In the gulf region, most of the electricity is consumed for cooling. Air conditioning driven by PV or solar thermal collectors could save the energy demand, leaving more fuel for export. Daniel Mugnier says, the Solar Heating and Cooling Conference 2017 in Abu Dhabi might be the beginning of a...

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  • IEA Paper: How to Decarbonise the Industrial Sector

    IEA Paper: How to Decarbonise the Industrial Sector

    The industrial sector is the hardest to decarbonise. “Stakeholders are in fierce competition, so to adapt any source that is even slightly more expensive than the fossil fuels they are used to is difficult,” Cédric Philibert, Senior Analyst in the IEA Renewable Energy Division, said during...
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    SHC 2017 / Maria Wall: Solar Energy in Urban Planning

    In ancient Rome, urban citizens had a "right to light" that was limiting the densification of cities to get sufficient daylight and also natural ventilation. With electric lighting and mechanical ventilation, this got forgotten. Maria Wall explains why the increasing use of solar energy and...

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