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    Jordan: Four Demonstration Plants for Solar Air Conditioning Commissioned

    Jordan is showing rapidly increasing demand for air-conditioning. Total annual emissions from cooling commercial buildings add up to 600,000 tonnes of CO2, an amount equal to emissions from about 120,000 passenger vehicles per year. This has prompted the German Agency for...
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  • Thailand / Brazil / Central America: Business Trips for German Stakeholders

    Thailand / Brazil / Central America: Business Trips for German Stakeholders

    Countries in Southeast Asia have big plans for solar energy. Thailand’s government in particular knows precisely how its future energy and environment policies should look like. It has pledged to both expand the use of renewables and improve energy efficiency across the nation....

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  • “I appreciated the initiative of introducing a new standard”

    “I appreciated the initiative of introducing a new standard”

    Elizabeth Duarte Pereira can look back at 40 years of solar thermal research in Brazil. Today, she is Professor at the UNA University Centre in Belo Horizonte in the state of Minas Gerais and is about to help set up a new test facility in Brazil - the third in her research career. During...

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  • Albania: Solar Water Heaters in Albanian Alp Guesthouses

    Albania: Solar Water Heaters in Albanian Alp Guesthouses

    This summer, the UNDP Climate Change Programme, the Global Environmental Facility Small Grants Programme (GEF/SGP), the Albanian Ministry of Economy Trade and Energy (METE), and the German Agency for International Cooperation (GIZ) worked together to provide eleven guesthouses in the...

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  • Mexico: No More Loans for Low-Pressure Solar Thermal Systems

    Mexico: No More Loans for Low-Pressure Solar Thermal Systems

    Low-Pressure solar thermal systems - such as water-filled, double-glass vacuum tube collectors - are no longer eligible to receive loans from the Hipoteca Verde programme in Mexico. This is the result of changes made by the National Commission for the Efficient Use of Energy (CONUEE) to its...

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  • Tunisia: PROSOL Subsidises 4,000 m² of Commercial Installations

    Tunisia: PROSOL Subsidises 4,000 m² of Commercial Installations

    The “Collective Prosol Programme” in Tunisia is gaining momentum. The National Agency for Energy Conservation (ANME) started the subsidy programme for solar thermal installations in the tertiary sector back in 2008. The application rate was low at first, but 2010 became a good year for the...

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  • Mexico: Great goals partially met

    Mexico: Great goals partially met

    Mexico is known for its great numbers and plans which are not always fully met. Although some “great goals were only partially met”, the solar thermal market has grown substantially in recent years, mainly because of the booming building sector. The photo shows one of the newly...

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