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    Ukraine’s Largest Collector Field Installed at Mariupol Port

    September saw the commissioning of Ukraine’s largest solar thermal system. Its 252 flat plate units add up to 518 m² of gross collector area and supply heat to the showers and kitchens at Mariupol, a major trading port on the Sea of Azov, near the Black Sea. The renovation of the boiler...
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  • “We cannot predict market development, because we live in the Ukraine“

    “We cannot predict market development, because we live in the Ukraine“

    The Ukrainian solar thermal market is extremely price-sensitive. Whereas importers of Chinese vacuum tube collectors have increased their annual sales significantly, the demand for high-quality solar collectors is stagnating. This is one of the results of the annual ISOL Navigator survey...

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  • Romania: A Subsidy Scheme and its Implementation Problems

    Romania: A Subsidy Scheme and its Implementation Problems

    Romania is the only major country in Europe without a commercial manufacturer of solar flat plate collectors. The photo, however, shows a small, non-commercial collector manufacturing unit in Timişoara, in the west of Romania. It produces collectors for some solar water heating systems...

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  • Ukraine: “A Collector is trendy and shows a certain Lifestyle”

    Ukraine: “A Collector is trendy and shows a certain Lifestyle”

    With an estimated market volume of 10,000 m2 in 2009, the solar thermal market in the Ukraine is still in its infancy. The two main customer groups are the new middle class and the tourism sector. By interviewing local collector manufacturers, German agency solrico analysed the...

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  • Ukraine: Survey Among National Collector Manufacturers

    Ukraine: Survey Among National Collector Manufacturers

    A huge and sunny country: The southern parts of the Ukraine enjoy an annual radiation of 1,350 kWh/m2, the northern parts around 1,150 kWh/m2. Solarthermalworld.org spoke with four national suppliers and manufacturers of solar thermal systems about the general market...

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