Solar Thermal Federation of India

  • SWH performance label proposed in India

    SWH performance label proposed in India

    In mid-August, the Indian Bureau of Energy Efficiency hosted a debate with stakeholders in Bengaluru to discuss its proposed Standards and Labelling (S&L) rules on solar water heaters. The primary objective of the S&L programme will be to allow consumers to make informed choices...

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  • Big Ups and Downs on Global Market

    Big Ups and Downs on Global Market

    The global solar thermal market went into another year of notable decline in 2015. With 37.2 GWth, the newly installed glazed and unglazed collector capacity in the 18 largest countries was 14 % lower than in 2014 (43.4 GWth). Between 2013 and 2014, the decrease in...
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  • India: Phase I Results of National Solar Mission

    India: Phase I Results of National Solar Mission

    The Jawaharlal Nehru National Solar Mission was launched in January 2010 as one of the eight Missions under Climate Change in India and was to be implemented by the Ministry of New and Renewable Energy (MNRE). It set an ambitious target for the solar thermal sector: 20 million m² of...

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  • India: Drop Vacuum Tube Collector Subsidy?

    India: Drop Vacuum Tube Collector Subsidy?

    To protect local solar photovoltaic manufacturers, the Indian government has made it mandatory in its National Solar Mission to use locally made cells and modules. There is no such rule for the solar thermal sector, in which the state subsidises 30 to 60 % of the price of a solar water...

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  • India: Industry Shifts to Vacuum Tube Collectors

    India: Industry Shifts to Vacuum Tube Collectors

    The renewed growth of the Indian solar thermal market has existing manufacturers expanding their production capacities and integrating vertically. Solar water heaters based on vacuum tube collectors are a popular product, already covering around 40 % of the newly installed 1 million m...

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  • India: MNRE Assures Quicker Subsidy Disbursement

    India: MNRE Assures Quicker Subsidy Disbursement

    Tarun Kapoor, Joint Secretary of the Ministry of New and Renewable Energy in India, had invited all channel partners of the federal incentive programme to a meeting in New Delhi on 31 January 2013. Out of the 68 partners, 42 followed the invitation to discuss the...

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  • India: CEO Panel Calls for Increased Efforts in R&D

    India: CEO Panel Calls for Increased Efforts in R&D

    The discussion panel of the solar thermal industry was one of the star attractions at the Intersolar India conference, which took place at the Leela Kempinski Hotel in Mumbai in the middle of December. The panel consisted of the CEOs of leading solar water heater manufacturers (from right...

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  • India: New national Helpline for Solar Water Heaters

    India: New national Helpline for Solar Water Heaters

    As part of the Global Solar Water Heating Market Transformation and Strengthening Initiative (GSWH Project), the Indian Ministry of New and Renewable Energy (MNRE) has started a voice-activated National Helpline on Solar Water Heaters to raise awareness of the technology...

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  • India’s First and Only Solar Thermal e-Newsletter Launched

    India’s First and Only Solar Thermal e-Newsletter Launched

    To spread information about the various developments in the country's solar thermal market, the Ministry of New and Renewable Energy (MNRE) and the Solar Thermal Federation of India (STFI) have started India’s first and only solar thermal e-Newsletter: InSolTherm Times. The monthly...

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  • India: Ideal Frame Conditions for Solar Heating and Cooling Sector

    India: Ideal Frame Conditions for Solar Heating and Cooling Sector

    More than 200 participants attended the side-event dedicated to the solar heating and cooling sector during the Delhi International Renewable Energy Conference (DIREC) 2010 in New Delhi, India, at the end of October. International thought leaders highlighted the global development of low-...

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