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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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  • India: Investment in Tank and Vacuum Tube Collector Production

    India: Investment in Tank and Vacuum Tube Collector Production

    The solar thermal industry in India is serving the strongly growing demand with additional manufacturing capacities of solar water heaters based on vacuum tube technology. This news piece presents two examples of solar manufacturers, V-Guard Industries and Inter Solar Systems, which have...

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  • Czech Republic: Rapid Market Consolidation

    Czech Republic: Rapid Market Consolidation

    Vermos, VK Technik and Láf Nerez are all former Czech producers or assemblers of solar thermal collectors which started in the 90s and closed down their business over the last three years. In 2008, there were twelve collector manufacturers in the Eastern European country. Seven have...

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  • Germany: Programme of SMEThermal 2014 available

    Germany: Programme of SMEThermal 2014 available

    The development of Europe’s solar thermal industry is posing great challenges: While the residential market has been declining, there has been an increasing demand for complex industrial solutions and new business models are necessary. The international solar thermal industry...

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  • Database of Building Codes: 24 Individual Regulations

    Database of Building Codes: 24 Individual Regulations

    Sometimes, it takes a while until good ideas are copied. This has been the case with solar/renewable building codes, which were invented in Israel more than 30 years ago. It has just been over the last ten years, however, that this political instrument reached all five continents....

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  • South Africa: High Demand from the Tourism Sector

    South Africa: High Demand from the Tourism Sector

    With South Africa’s sunny climate and its population at 52 million, the country’s solar thermal market has a promising future ahead. This is why German market research agency solrico carried out a survey among South African collector and tank manufacturers, as well...

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  • Austria: More and Less Successful Subsidy Schemes

    Austria: More and Less Successful Subsidy Schemes

    Austria´s solar thermal market has come to depend a great deal on incentive programmes. The schemes in 2012, however, met with varying degrees of success. Demand was again great for the...

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  • Turkey: High-quality Solar Hot Water Systems across Earthquake Area

    Turkey: High-quality Solar Hot Water Systems across Earthquake Area

    One year after the earthquake in the city of Van in the very east of Turkey, the government has built more than 15,000 new houses for those who lost their homes. The 15,323 new flats were constructed within twelve months. All of them are equipped with individual 120 litre thermosiphon...

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  • SMEThermal: International Solar Thermal Industry Forum in Germany

    SMEThermal: International Solar Thermal Industry Forum in Germany

    Save the date: SMEThermal 2013 will take place on 29 January 2013 in Berlin for the fourth time. The event is one of the leading international solar thermal industry conferences. SMEThermal 2012 this year attracted 170 key players from the solar thermal manufacturing business - among...

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  • Germany: Solar Thermal Experts Discuss Cost-Cutting Strategies

    Germany: Solar Thermal Experts Discuss Cost-Cutting Strategies

    The solar thermal industry is facing major challenges: Costs of storage and collector components have to be reduced even further if large solar plants are to offer investors competitive prices for heating. Hence, 170 industry representatives and scientists from all around the world came...

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  • Swiss Bank Sarasin: World Market Reaches 45 GWth in 2011

    Swiss Bank Sarasin: World Market Reaches 45 GWth in 2011

    This week, the Swiss Bank Sarasin published the 12th edition of their solar industry report, covering all three solar technologies: solar heating and cooling (ST), photovoltaics (PV), and concentrating solar power (CSP). The chapter on solar thermal identifies great differences...

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