Europe

  • Europe: Which Path Takes the Small-capacity Sorption Cooling Industry?

    Whereas the global market for chillers with small cooling capacities has a volume of around 70 million units annually, the European industry of small-capacity sorption cooling is still in its infancy and is facing many challenges. A newly published study, “Scenario Planning for the...

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  • Swiss Bank Sarasin: World Market Reaches 45 GWth in 2011

    This week, the Swiss Bank Sarasin published the 12th edition of their solar industry report, covering all three solar technologies: solar heating and cooling (ST), photovoltaics (PV), and concentrating solar power (CSP). The chapter on solar thermal identifies great differences...

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  • European Solar Days: Date Set for 2012 Campaign

    The next edition of the European Solar Days – a campaign of national events aimed at promoting the use of solar energy – will be held from 1 to 13 May 2012. The initiative now includes more than 20 participants from 16 countries, who gathered on 7 and 8 November in Prague for the second...

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  • 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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  • European Solar Days 2012

    The next European Solar Days will be celebrated from 1 to 13 May 2012 in several European countries. The campaign raises public awareness and involves several hundred thousand citizens at local level. Pioneer countries such as Austria, Germany, Switzerland, as well as others that successfully...
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  • Solar Thermal Barometer (2010)

    This barometer, published by the French organisation EuObserv’ER, provides an overview and analysis of the evolution of the sector in Europe in 2009. In 2009, the installed area in the EU was of about 4166 056 m2 which resulted in a capacity of 22786,1MWth. The solar thermal sector...

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  • USA: High Subsidy Level and Slow Motion in California

    Demand for subsidised solar water heater is very different in Europe and the USA. A comparison between California and the Czech Republic shows that the growth potential is much higher in European countries. The number of applications submitted to the national subsidy programme has been 100...

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  • Intersolar Speakers present latest figures of key Solar Thermal Markets

    Several well-known speakers shared their market figures from key solar thermal markets worldwide with the audience of the Global Solar Thermal Markets session at the Intersolar Conference at the beginning of June. Whereas India and Brazil maintain high growth rates, the European solar...

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  • Launch of ISOL Navigator: Asia moves up, while Europe lags behind

    The ISOL Navigator has been launched at the Intersolar Europe in Munich at the 8th of June. The international study presents the current and future market development in 16 key solar heating and cooling countries. The ISOL Navigator is based on the “ISOL Index”, an international business...

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  • European Solar Days: 15 Days to raise Awareness

    Since 1 May 2011, the European Solar Days (ESD) have engulfed the entire continent, aiming to promote the advantages of properly harnessing the sun's energy. Within two weeks, more than 5,000 events take place across 17 countries all around Europe. The campaign will conclude with a panel...

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