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  • Bulgaria: New Solar Thermal Market Data Published

    Bulgaria: New Solar Thermal Market Data Published

    It is crucial for stakeholders – no matter in which markets they operate – to obtain accurate statistical data before making investment decisions. Sometimes, however, this is not an easy task; an example of how difficult it is to rely on published statistics is the Bulgarian market for...
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  • Worldwide: Largest Flat Plate Collector Manufacturers in 2013

    Worldwide: Largest Flat Plate Collector Manufacturers in 2013

    The number one in the ranking of the worldwide largest flat plate collector manufacturers based on collector area produced in 2013 is still Austrian OEM collector manufacturer Greenonetec, followed by three non-European manufacturers from BRICS countries: Soletrol from Brazil, as well as...
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  • Solar Thermal Quality Infrastructure in Cyprus (2014)

    This topic was addressed by George Roditis, Head of the Applied Energy Laboratory, at IRENA’s conference on renewable energy applications for island tourism which took place in Cyprus in May 2014. The speaker focuses on 3 important elements which ensure excellent solar thermal quality...

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  • REN 21: Solar Thermal Contributes Significantly to Hot Water Production

    REN 21: Solar Thermal Contributes Significantly to Hot Water Production

    According to REN21’s Renewables 2014 Global Status Report, which was published at the UN-hosted Sustainable Energy for All Forum in New York at the beginning of June, solar thermal technologies contribute significantly to hot water production in many countries and increasingly to...
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  • Europe: 1.19 GW and 15,000 Jobs Lost Since Boom Year of 2008

    Europe: 1.19 GW and 15,000 Jobs Lost Since Boom Year of 2008

    It’s a disaster. There is not much more to say about the statistics of the solar thermal market in Europe. The newly installed capacity dropped again, this time by 11% compared to the previous year, down to 2.14 GWth (see the attached document).  All large markets...
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  • Europe: Energy Security Strategy to Improve Relevance of Renewable Heating

    Europe: Energy Security Strategy to Improve Relevance of Renewable Heating

    The European Commission has now published its Communication on Energy Security, which proposes a set of immediate actions to address the current crisis, but mostly concentrates on other measures to be implemented in the longer term. The proposed actions include "an accelerated...
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  • European Solar Days: Raising Awareness in Eastern European Countries

    European Solar Days: Raising Awareness in Eastern European Countries

    The European Solar Days, Europe’s largest solar energy grassroots movement, is growing fast throughout Europe, with events expected to attract more than 700,000 participants. The Europe-wide campaign is promoting the use of solar energy for the production of electricity, heating...
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  • Europe: Pedro Dias Appointed New ESTIF Secretary General

    Europe: Pedro Dias Appointed New ESTIF Secretary General

    ESTIF’s Board of Directors has appointed Pedro Dias to serve as new Secretary General of the European Solar Thermal Industry Federation. The former deputy general follows in the footsteps of Xavier Noyon, who left ESTIF at the end of March. Accordingly, the association has reduced...
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