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  • France: Solar Thermal Energy under Review

    France: Solar Thermal Energy under Review

    On 11 October, around 100 solar thermal specialists followed the invitation of the French Environment and Energy Management Agency, ADEME, to Paris, France, in order to discuss the unsatisfying situation of the French solar heating and cooling market. The meeting included a presentation...

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  • Germany: Winners of Solarthermalworld.org Research Competition

    Germany: Winners of Solarthermalworld.org Research Competition

    The winners of the first Solarthermalworld.org Research Video Competition received their awards at the international conference SHC 2013 in Freiburg in September 2013. The first prize – an iPad mini - went to Christine Tillmann, R&D Engineer at the German Institute of Air...

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  • September in Germany: Two conferences in one week

    September in Germany: Two conferences in one week

    This September, Germany’s Black Forest will be the top spot for solar thermal experts from all around the world: From 23 to 25 September, the second International Conference on Solar Heating and Cooling (SHC 2013) will take place in Freiburg, Germany´s unofficial solar capital. It will...

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  • France: Third Player to Launch PVT Panel on Market

    France: Third Player to Launch PVT Panel on Market

    In February 2013, French manufacturer Dualsun launched its hybrid solar panel, also called PVT, a technology which produces electricity and heat simultaneously. Dualsun has been the third French company after solar specialists Sillia and ABCD International to introduce this new...

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  • France: Influence of New Building Standards in 2013

    France: Influence of New Building Standards in 2013

    The solar thermal industry in France looks with mixed feelings to next year. Certain system suppliers are convinced that the French building regulation RT2012 will push solar water heaters in the residential segment in 2013. In contrast, others are afraid that hot water heat pumps will...

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  • France: Solar District Heating with Energy Costs around 0.06 EUR/kWh

    France: Solar District Heating with Energy Costs around 0.06 EUR/kWh

    A new business and housing area in suburban Toulouse in southern France, called Balma-Gramont “eco-district”, will be connected to the country´s first solar-supported district heating network. Special vacuum tube collectors made in France and installed over a parking...

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  • France: 20 Years Solar Cooling Kept Promises

    France: 20 Years Solar Cooling Kept Promises

    It was the first in France in the private food sector and one of the first in Europe – the solar cooling system in the cellar of the GICB winery (Groupement Interproducteurs du Cru de Banyuls) in the south of France. In 1991, successful experiences with solar cooling could rarely...

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  • Solarthermalworld.org Quiz: All-rounder Win Prizes

    Solarthermalworld.org Quiz: All-rounder Win Prizes

    Solar thermal professionals from all around the world took part in the third round of the solarthermalworld.org quiz at the Intersolar Europe in Munich. The three winners, who were announced at the third day of the fair, came from three different countries as well. Daniel Mugnier (center),...

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