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  • Germany: "A standstill is not the answer, a system solution is."

    Germany: "A standstill is not the answer, a system solution is."

    The German solar thermal market has shrunk yet again. The figures for 2012 show a 9% drop in sales compared to 2011. This year has been off to a very slow start as well: In the first quarter of 2013, collector area sales were down by 19% compared to the same period last year, according...

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  • Worldwide: Final Draft of New Collector Standard

    Worldwide: Final Draft of New Collector Standard

    The draft of the EN ISO 9806 was submitted to the CEN/TC 312 in January 2013. This means that all technical debates are concluded and only minor editorial changes may still find their way into the latest version. The formal voting will take place in June and August 2013, and the new...

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  • Estec 2011: “We need incentive tariffs for solar thermal”

    Estec 2011: “We need incentive tariffs for solar thermal”

    The crisis in the European key countries was present during the entire 5th European Solar Thermal Energy Conference (ESTEC) in Marseilles on 20 and 21 October 2011. Around 300 speakers and participants tried to deliver new ideas and concepts to get the industry back on track. At the second...

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  • Winners of the Solarthermalworld.org Quiz 2011

    Winners of the Solarthermalworld.org Quiz 2011

    Second round of the solarthermalworld.org quiz: The winners of 2011 were announced at the end of the ESTEC 2011 conference in Marseilles, France, on 21 October. The photo shows the three participants who were able to answer the ten questions in the shortest time (from left): Jan Knaack (...

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  • Combisol Project: „Solar combi systems are gaining market share“

    Combisol Project: „Solar combi systems are gaining market share“

    In December 2010, the Solar Combisystems Promotion and Standardisation (CombiSol) project ended after running for three full years. The aim of the project was to expand the market development of Solar Combi Systems (SCS), which provide both space heating and domestic hot water, and to...

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  • Europe: Robin Welling new President of ESTIF

    Europe: Robin Welling new President of ESTIF

    The new President of the European Solar Thermal Industry Federation (ESTIF) is Robin Welling, Managing Director of Austrian collector manufacturer and system supplier Tisun, as well as Managing Director of Tisun LLC in New York. At the beginning of December, Welling was elected in Brussels...

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  • Tunisia: First Steps towards introducing Qualisol and Solar Keymark

    Tunisia: First Steps towards introducing Qualisol and Solar Keymark

    Quality label for installers: By adapting French installer certification Qualisol, Tunisia's market development project Prosol has already entered “the 3rd Dimension” of quality control since its launch in 2005. Training is provided by the National Chamber of Renewable Energies (CNSEnR)...

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  • Intersolar Europe Conference 2010: 24 Speakers from 9 different Countries

    Intersolar Europe Conference 2010: 24 Speakers from 9 different Countries

    Solar thermal professionals from all over the world will once again gather in Munich, Germany, to attend the international solar trade fair Intersolar 2010, which has just recently been renamed to Intersolar Europe. Its German organizer, the Solar Promotion GmbH, announced record...

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