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  • France: One Voice for Renewable Heat

    France: One Voice for Renewable Heat

    In France, players of solar thermal, geothermal, heat pumps and biomass founded the Alliance Chaleur Renouvelable (translated as Renewable Heat Alliance) in February 2013. "This network speaks with one voice when it comes to the demands and suggestions from the renewable heat...

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  • France: High Solar Thermal Standing, But Shrinking Market

    France: High Solar Thermal Standing, But Shrinking Market

    French people like solar thermal, but their wish to install a system seems to hardly come true. According to a recent survey among 1,008 persons, which was conducted by French survey company Ifop in January 2013, 5% claim to own a solar water heater and 4% a combined system for hot water...

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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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  • 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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  • ESTIF: Call for Paper for estec 2011

    ESTIF: Call for Paper for estec 2011

    The 5th European Solar Thermal Energy Conference (estec) will take place in Marseilles, France, on 20 and 21 October 2011. The international event is organised by both the European Solar Thermal Industry Federation (ESTIF) and the French solar energy association Enerplan and, supported by...

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  • France: Qualisol – A Quality Scheme for Installers

    France: Qualisol – A Quality Scheme for Installers

    Qualit’EnR manages the solar thermal installers label Qualisol and offers a wide range of services to qualified installation companies, such as: listing on the web portal (www.qualit-enr.org), free technical assistance, advertising and communications material and the Qualit’EnR newsletter...

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  • France: Dissatisfying Market Development in 2009

    France: Dissatisfying Market Development in 2009

    Collective systems are on the rise in France: This photo shows the youth hostel of the Association Logis des Jeunes de Provence in the city of Cannes in the South of France. Photo: Enerplan

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