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  • Sales increased in 10 of the key markets 2018

    Sales increased in 10 of the key markets 2018

    Approximately 33.3 GWth of new solar thermal capacity was commissioned in 2018, increasing total global capacity by 2 % to around 480 GWth. China accounted for about 74 % of global additions, followed by Turkey, Brazil and the United States. While China’s gross...
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  • World’s largest flat plate collector manufacturers in 2018

    World’s largest flat plate collector manufacturers in 2018

    2018 saw much consolidation in the global collector industry. In spite of a shrinking market around the world, however, the largest flat plate collector manufacturers managed to increase production output by 7 %. Their success was due to steadily growing sales in China and the bright...
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  • World’s largest flat plate collector manufacturers in 2017

    World’s largest flat plate collector manufacturers in 2017

    The 2017 ranking of the world’s largest flat plate collector producers clearly shows the market dominance of Chinese companies. Even second-ranked Greenonetec, an Austrian collector manufacturer, is now majority-owned by the Chinese-based Haier Group. The...
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  • Poland Market Development

    Poland: Severe Market Decline

    Poland´s market collapsed in 2016. A decline had been expected, but that it would be so severe surprised even insiders from the industry. Only 115,400 m² (81 MWth) were added in 2016, a whopping 58 % less than the 277,000 m² (194 MWth) installed the year prior....
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  • Collector Ranking 2015

    Worldwide: Flat Plate Collector Manufacturer Ranking

    The ranking of the largest flat plate collector manufacturers is headed by the same four companies as last year: Greenonetec from Austria, Fivestar from China, Soletrol from Brazil and Bosch Thermotechnik from Germany. But aside from the continuity at the top, last year shows what different...
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  • Europe: Market Decline Claims Four Victims in Collector Industry

    Europe: Market Decline Claims Four Victims in Collector Industry

    Overcapacities in the collector industry, declining demand and the associated drop in collector prices have given European manufacturers a hard time. Over the last 12 months, four well-known collector manufacturers in four different countries have had serious financial troubles: Watt in...
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  • Poland: Swiss Contribution Ups Solar Thermal Funding

    Poland: Swiss Contribution Ups Solar Thermal Funding

    The binational cooperation between Switzerland and Poland to support solar thermal technology has reached the halfway mark: According to the Swiss State Secretariat for Economic Affairs (SECO), there were around 30,000 m² of solar water heaters installed between 2012 and 2014. Until...
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  • Sweden: Novel Solar Cooling Installation Boasts Average Electrical COP of 10.6

    Sweden: Novel Solar Cooling Installation Boasts Average Electrical COP of 10.6

    The first large-scale system which incorporates the newly developed CoolStore chiller by Swedish company ClimateWell was commissioned in June 2014 and has since been operating flawlessly at Swedish coffee producer Löfbergs in Karlstad, Sweden. In the middle of October, ClimateWell organised...
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  • Poland: Four Reasons Why Prosument is Off to a Bad Start

    Poland: Four Reasons Why Prosument is Off to a Bad Start

    On 25 May, the new Polish incentive programme Prosument began to accept applications from municipalities. By August 2014, the same will be true for residential homeowners. Prosument offers grants worth 20 % of the investment costs, grants which can be combined with a 1 % interest loan to...
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  • Poland: Associations Criticise Plans for New Grant Scheme

    Poland: Associations Criticise Plans for New Grant Scheme

    The Association of Manufacturers and Importers of Heating Appliances (Polish acronym: SPIUG) and the Institute for Renewable Energy (Polish initialism: IEO) have criticised the draft of the new Prosument programme which is planned to replace the current grant scheme during the second half...
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  • Poland: Rules Change for Vacuum Tube Collectors

    Poland: Rules Change for Vacuum Tube Collectors

    On 2 September, the Polish National Fund for Environmental Protection and Water Management (Polish initialism: NFOŚiGW) announced new requirements for its residential subsidy scheme on its ...

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  • Poland: Tremendous Growth in 2011

    Poland: Tremendous Growth in 2011

    Last year, the Polish solar thermal market exceeded all expectations: While Poland became one of the fastest growing markets in Europe, the installed collector area grew by 70 % to 248,000 m² (174 MWth), according to Aneta Więcka, solar thermal market expert at the Institute for...

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