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  • Latin America on Its Way to Solar Thermal Quality Standards

    Latin America on Its Way to Solar Thermal Quality Standards

    Brazil is going to implement compulsory certification of solar water heating (SWH) equipment in 2015. Uruguay, Argentina, Chile and Mexico already have laboratories for testing, and Costa Rica has recently set up one. Latin America is working through the regional Pan American Standards...
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  • Germany: Solar Heating and Cooling Created 11,400 Jobs

    Germany: Solar Heating and Cooling Created 11,400 Jobs

    The solar thermal industry created about 11,400 jobs in Germany in 2013, according to a comprehensive job study called Employment by the renewable sector in Germany. Development and operation, today and tomorrow financed by the German Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and...
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  • Webinar: New Business Models for Commercial Solar Thermal Applications

    Webinar: New Business Models for Commercial Solar Thermal Applications

    The solar thermal industry is facing a great challenge in entering new commercial solar thermal markets, be it tourism, solar process heat or large solar district heating. It needs new business models to convince commercial customers to use or to invest in solar thermal. A webinar...
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  • Webinar: New Business Models for Commercial Solar Thermal

    Webinar: New Business Models for Commercial Solar Thermal

    The solar thermal market worldwide is facing great challenges. After decades of concentrating on the single family housing owner as the key client group, now the industry is reaching out to new commercial customer groups in the tourism segment, in the housing industry and in the...
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  • RE-Invest Establishes India as New Global Renewable Hub

    RE-Invest Establishes India as New Global Renewable Hub

    RE-Invest 2015, the first Renewable Energy Global Investors Meet & Expo, organised by the Ministry of New and Renewable Energy (MNRE), showcased the Indian government's commitment to the development and uptake of renewable energy in India, in order to meet the national energy...
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  • Abu Dhabi: IRENA´s Headquarters Become First 4 Pearl Office Building

    Abu Dhabi: IRENA´s Headquarters Become First 4 Pearl Office Building

    The future headquarters of the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA) represent the first office building in Abu Dhabi to be awarded the 4-Pearl Estidama Construction Rating Certificate. According to the Estidama website, the 2010 rating system was the first building certification...
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  • Applications of UNEP’s Strategy: Engaging Local Bank for Lending (2014)

    During an event organized earlier this year by IRENA, the International Renewable Energy Agency,   Myriem Touhami, Program Manager, at the Energy Unit of UNEP's Division of Technology, Industry and Economic, presented the applications of UNEP’s strategy to engage local bank for...

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  • IRENA: “They speak about energy, but they mean electricity”

    IRENA: “They speak about energy, but they mean electricity”

    It was a busy Abu Dhabi Sustainability Week (ADSW) this January: It started with the fourth assembly of the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA), which brought together 1,200 high-profile attendants on 17 and 18 January 2015, and went on with the four-day World Future Energy...
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  • Solar Thermal Quality Infrastructure in Cyprus (2014)

    This topic was addressed by George Roditis, Head of the Applied Energy Laboratory, at IRENA’s conference on renewable energy applications for island tourism which took place in Cyprus in May 2014. The speaker focuses on 3 important elements which ensure excellent solar thermal quality...

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