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  • Canada: Collector Manufacturers Have High Expectations of New Government

    Canada: Collector Manufacturers Have High Expectations of New Government

    Since October, a new government has been at the helm in Canada under Liberal Prime Minister Justin Trudeau. Trudeau's conservative predecessor, Stephen Harper, who had been in office for nine years, had encountered increasing criticism by the Canadian population because of his climate-...
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  • Turkey: Market Development 2015 and Forecast 2016

    Turkey: Market Development 2015 and Forecast 2016

    With 1.9 million m² of collector area newly installed in 2014 (1.33 GWth), Turkey was again the second-largest solar thermal market after China last year. The share of vacuum tube collectors had increased significantly over the years, but stagnated in 2014 at 44 % of...
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  • Austria: Promising Results from Test Facility with Solid Zeolite Storage Tank

    Austria: Promising Results from Test Facility with Solid Zeolite Storage Tank

    Tanks with high storage capacity and reduced losses are key to an increased solar heat share in households. Austrian research institute AEE INTEC has recently inaugurated a pilot research facility which promises exactly that: greater storage capacity than water and almost zero energy losses...
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  • Austria: Hope for Market Decline Slowdown

    Austria: Hope for Market Decline Slowdown

    The market report Innovative Energy Technologies in Austria. Market Development 2014 published by the Austrian Federal Ministry for Transport, Innovation and Technology (bmvit) shows that in 2014, the national solar thermal industry had to deal with declining sales for the fifth...
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  • IEA SHC Task 49: Solar Process Heat Showcase in Montpellier

    IEA SHC Task 49: Solar Process Heat Showcase in Montpellier

    Industry participation is key for the research work of IEA’s Solar Heating and Cooling Programme. Hence, the researchers of Task 49, Solar Heat Integration in Industrial Processes, used the last meeting in France in mid-September to hold a one-day workshop dedicated to...
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  • South Africa: Roadmap Sets 21 GWth target for 2030

    South Africa: Roadmap Sets 21 GWth target for 2030

    Around 21 GWth (30 million m² of collector area) are to be installed in South Africa by 2030 – half a square metre per inhabitant. More than 200,000 additional jobs could be created by then. These are the ambitious targets of the South African Solar Thermal Technology Roadmap, SA...
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  • IEA SHC: Market Report Aggregates 56 Country Statistics

    IEA SHC: Market Report Aggregates 56 Country Statistics

    It is the most comprehensive publication on the global solar water heating market: the annual study Solar Heat Worldwide. On behalf of the IEA Solar Heating and Cooling Programme (SHC), Austrian research institute AEE INTEC has gathered data on 2013 market development from 56 countries...
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  • IEA SHC Task 52: Seeking Cost-optimised Urban Energy Systems

    IEA SHC Task 52: Seeking Cost-optimised Urban Energy Systems

    How can solar energy be ideally integrated into an urban energy system? This has been the key question of IEA SHC Task 52: Solar Heat and Energy Economics in Urban Environments. One and a half years after the task´s start in January 2014, scientists from Germany, Denmark, Austria...
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  • France: New ESCO Focuses on Process Heat

    France: New ESCO Focuses on Process Heat

    A start-up company will host the next Task 49 meeting in Montpellier, France. This is unusual for the IEA Solar Heating and Cooling Programme, but the business target of French company Sunti is a perfect fit for Task 49, which aims at increasing solar heat integration into industrial...
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  • Austria: Business as Usual Results in Market Decline

    Austria: Business as Usual Results in Market Decline

    If the Austrian solar thermal sector keeps doing business as usual, newly installed collector area will continue to decrease and end up at 122,000 m² in 2025 (152,000 m² in 2014), while collector area in operation will stagnate at around 5 million m² (4.18 million m²...
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