Europe

  • Applications of Solar Thermal Energy in the Mediterranean Basin –ASTEMB (2004)

    This is a presentation made during the International Conference for Renewable Energies which took place in Bonn, Germany, in June 2004. The presentation provides an overview of the project ASTEMB (Applications of Solar Thermal Energy in the Mediterranean Basin). The project’s objective was...

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  • Solar Heating Plants (2011)

    This is a presentation made by Jan Olof Dalenbäck, Professor at Chalmers University of Technology, during the International Solar District Heating Workshop that took place in Graz, Austria, in March 2011. The presentation provides a SWOT (strengths, weaknesses, opportunities and threats)...

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  • Canada: Solarbeam replaces up to 15 Flat Plate Collectors

    The Canadian company Solartron Energy Systems installed the first nine Solarbeam Concentrator collectors. The subsidiary of the Canadian company EG Energy Controls was founded two years ago, to launch and market the medium temperature parabolic collector that provides solar hot water up to...

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  • Austria: Solar District Heating Workshop and Plant Visit Tour

    Solar District Heating (SDH) is making its first step into the market. According to the website of IEE project “SDHtake-off - Solar District Heating in Europe”, experts estimate a long-term potential for solar district heat of 5% and an annual solar heat production of roughly 30 TWhth...

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  • Eco-energy Labelling: Good Consensus for Solar Thermal Industry

     

    The European Solar Thermal Industry Federation is optimistic that the regulations for the energy labelling of dedicated water heaters in the framework of the Ecodesign Directive (2005/32/EC) are going to be adopted in good consensus in mid-2011. During the...

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  • Austria: Number of new Jobs in the Solar Thermal Sector underestimated

    The Austrian government seems to underestimate the number of jobs which the solar thermal sector could create over the next ten years. In the “Masterplan green jobs” published in October 2010, the Austrian Federal Ministry for Environment estimates that around 66,000 new jobs are going...

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  • Europe: 2011 Conferences dedicated to Solar Heating and Cooling

    In Europe, only a few conferences focus exclusively on solar heating and cooling in 2011. Most events combine both solar thermal technology and photovoltaics, with two-thirds of the schedule being reserved for solar electricity and only one third for solar thermal. Please check the...

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  • Europe: Robin Welling new President of ESTIF

    The new President of the European Solar Thermal Industry Federation (ESTIF) is Robin Welling, Managing Director of Austrian collector manufacturer and system supplier Tisun, as well as Managing Director of Tisun LLC in New York. At the beginning of December, Welling was elected in Brussels...

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