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  • Record Year 2008: Global Market Growth of 35 %

    Record Year 2008: Global Market Growth of 35 %

    In 2008, the global solar thermal market grew by a significant 35%. The main reasons behind such a strong upward trend were the high growth rates of glazed water collectors in China (+35 %), Europe (+63 %) and North America (+42 %). Graphic: AEE Intec

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  • Foundation to Support Proliferation of Solar Keymark Quality Standard

    Foundation to Support Proliferation of Solar Keymark Quality Standard

    The Solar Keymark Network is about to establish a foundation to support the further proliferation of this quality standard. The reason for this decision can be traced back to a change in the definition of types and sub types by the European Committee for Standardization (CEN) and...

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  • ESTIF: Xavier Noyon appointed new Secretary General

    ESTIF: Xavier Noyon appointed new Secretary General

    Xavier Noyon has been appointed Secretary General of the European Solar Thermal Industry Federation (ESTIF), effective from 1 November 2009. The French national brings with him a vast experience in working with associations at the European level. Photo: ESTIF

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  • BDR Thermea: A new European Heating Giant

    BDR Thermea: A new European Heating Giant

    Together, De Dietrich Remeha Group and Baxi Group have just established BDR Thermea, the third largest heating corporation in Europe. Five solar brands are part of the newly founded company: De Dietrich, Oertli, Baxi, Baymak, Brötje.
    Figure: BDR Thermea

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  • European Institutes to Test According to Australian Standards

    European Institutes to Test According to Australian Standards

    The Australian solar thermal market is growing rapidly – on average 27 % within the last two years. One factor in the countrywide growth is the Renewable Energy Certificate (REC) provided for newly installed solar thermal systems.

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  • IEA-SHC 43: On the Way to Harmonize Testing and Certification

    IEA-SHC 43: On the Way to Harmonize Testing and Certification

    At the request of the US Solar Rating & Certification Corporation (SRCC), the International Energy Agency’s Solar Heating and Cooling Programme (SHC) formed Task 43, the “Solar Rating and Certification Procedure”.
    Photo: IEA SHC

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