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  • Europe: Strategy on Heating and Cooling Launches in February 2016

    Europe: Strategy on Heating and Cooling Launches in February 2016

    The publication of the EU Strategy on Heating and Cooling (Heat Strategy) is now scheduled for February 2016, when it will be published as part of the winter (legislative) package comprising a revised Security of Gas Supply Regulation and an EU strategy for liquefied natural gas. The...
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  • European Union Sustainable Energy Week

    The EU Sustainable Energy Week returns for its eleventh edition. From 13 to 17 June 2016, the EU Sustainable Energy Week (EUSEW) will take place in Brussels and across Europe. Launched in 2006 as an initiative of the European Commission, the EUSEW has become a reference point for public...
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  • European R&D Programme Horizon 2020: Good Opportunities for Solar Thermal?

    European R&D Programme Horizon 2020: Good Opportunities for Solar Thermal?

    The European Commission introduced its work programme 2016/2017 for the R&D funding programme Horizon 2020 during two info days in Brussels on 14 and 15 September. One of the first presentations was by Paul Verhoef, Head of the Renewable Energy Sources unit at the EU’s DG...
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  • Solar Water Heaters Not First Choice of EU-GUGLE Participants

    Solar Water Heaters Not First Choice of EU-GUGLE Participants

    Finding feasible renovation models to change energy-consuming buildings into nearly zero-energy ones is the aim of the EU-GUGLE project, which stands for European cities serving as Green Urban Gate towards Leadership in sustainable Energy. The programme was launched at the six...
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  • Central Europe: Solar District Heating Cost Comparison

    Central Europe: Solar District Heating Cost Comparison

    German research institute Solites has compared different models of solar heat use in district heating networks by focusing on the economic viability of these projects. The study Solar Heat Networks for Baden-Württemberg – Fundamentals. Potentials. Strategies....
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  • Resource/Cost Estimates For Solar Thermal Space/Water Heating (2010-2020)

    The Solar heat resource is dependent in the first instance on the insolation falling on the surface of Ireland. The usable power generated by solar panels will vary depending on latitude, time of year and weather conditions. According to the European Solar Thermal Industry...

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  • Solar Days 2015: Individual Schedules in Eight Countries

    Solar Days 2015: Individual Schedules in Eight Countries

    The European Solar Days (ESD) seem to have lost some momentum. Since the European Union stopped co-financing the ESD, it seems that several national partners among the so far more than 20 participating countries have found it harder to get monetary support for their work and all of the...
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  • Estimated Global Solar Thermal Turnover in 2013: around EUR 18 billion

    Estimated Global Solar Thermal Turnover in 2013: around EUR 18 billion

    Solar heating and cooling is not really the most transparent sector regarding market and industry figures. There is no global solar heat industry council and companies around the globe are using quite different technologies and supply chains – which is exactly why all entities and...
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