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  • India: “Solar thermal is a government priority”

    India: “Solar thermal is a government priority”

    India is one of the most dynamic solar thermal markets worldwide. Solarthermalworld.org spoke with Tarun Kapoor, Joint Secretary at the Ministry of New and Renewable Energy (MNRE), Government of India, about the fast-growing market in general and the difficulties with the market...

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  • India: SMS Promotion Boosts Helpline Traffic

    India: SMS Promotion Boosts Helpline Traffic

    India has one of the largest mobile phone databases worldwide. This and the high market penetration (84%) prompted the Ministry of New and Renewable Energy (MNRE) to initiate a pilot project for an SMS-based (Short Message Service) solar thermal awareness campaign. Between January and...

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  • India: 90 Process Heat Projects with Concentrating Collectors in Five Years

    India: 90 Process Heat Projects with Concentrating Collectors in Five Years

    On 19 May 2012, the Joint Secretary of the Ministry of New and Renewable Energy (MNRE), Tarun Kapoor, announced the official launch of the initiative Market Development and Promotion of Solar Concentrator based Process Heat Applications. In cooperation with the United Nations Development...

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  • Solar Water Heating Systems: A Review of Global Experiences (2010)

    Prepared jointly by India’s Ministry of New and Renewable Energy (MNRE) and the Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency Partnership (REEEP), this report gives an overview of the Solar Water Heating Systems (SWHS) market in India over the last decade, and counterpoints it against broader global...

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  • India: Kerala State Subsidy Meets Targets

    India: Kerala State Subsidy Meets Targets

    The new subsidy scheme in the southern Indian state of Kerala has almost reached its aims: The programme subsidised 5,000 m² of collector area in the first three months of 2012, according to the Agency for Non-Conventional Energy and Rural Technology (ANERT). As ANERT Scientist Perumpalot...

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  • India: New national Helpline for Solar Water Heaters

    India: New national Helpline for Solar Water Heaters

    As part of the Global Solar Water Heating Market Transformation and Strengthening Initiative (GSWH Project), the Indian Ministry of New and Renewable Energy (MNRE) has started a voice-activated National Helpline on Solar Water Heaters to raise awareness of the technology...

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  • India’s First and Only Solar Thermal e-Newsletter Launched

    India’s First and Only Solar Thermal e-Newsletter Launched

    To spread information about the various developments in the country's solar thermal market, the Ministry of New and Renewable Energy (MNRE) and the Solar Thermal Federation of India (STFI) have started India’s first and only solar thermal e-Newsletter: InSolTherm Times. The monthly...

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  • Intersolar Speakers present latest figures of key Solar Thermal Markets

    Intersolar Speakers present latest figures of key Solar Thermal Markets

    Several well-known speakers shared their market figures from key solar thermal markets worldwide with the audience of the Global Solar Thermal Markets session at the Intersolar Conference at the beginning of June. Whereas India and Brazil maintain high growth rates, the European solar...

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