Belgium

  • Belgium: Ambitious Targets for Solar Thermal

    Belgium: Ambitious Targets for Solar Thermal

    After a five-month delay, Belgium finally submitted its National Renewable Energy Action Plan (NREAP) in November 2010 - with quite ambitious targets for solar thermal: The cumulative collector area is to increase by a 22-fold, from 0.21 million m² in 2010 to 4.62 million m² in 2020. Tax...
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  • Sweden: First Buffer Tank receives P-Mark Certificate

    Sweden: First Buffer Tank receives P-Mark Certificate

    The buffer tank Ecoscience by Swedish tank manufacturer Fueltech Sweden AB is the first tank to receive the P-Mark certification. After one year of testing and paper work, the P-labelling of the 520 litre tank with fresh-water station and external solar loading module was approved at the...

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  • ProSTO Workshop, Brussels

    Solar Thermal Ordinances (STO) are legal provisions stipulating the installation of solar thermal systems in buildings. In general, the obligation applies equally to new buildings and major refurbishments.

    Most of the existing STOs are incorporated into national or regional energy...
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  • European Solar Days: Around 6,600 Events in 17 European Countries

    European Solar Days: Around 6,600 Events in 17 European Countries

    Everything revolves around the sun: 17 European countries participate in the 3rd edition of the European Solar Days from 1 to 16 May 2010. Around 6,600 events are planned for this year’s campaign, involving several hundred thousand citizens at a local level.
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  • Solar Thermal e-Learning: Education without a Classroom

    Solar Thermal e-Learning: Education without a Classroom

    Electronic »e-Learning« programmes for solar heating are beginning to gain popularity with training centres in the UK. These are designed to assist training centres in teaching solar domestic hot water installation techniques to apprentices and engineers. Source: www.elearning-shop.co....

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  • Germany: Solar Thermal Should Cover 2.6 % of the Total Heat Demand by 2020

    Ways into a modern energy industry: This is the title of the German roadmap for all renewable energy technologies published by the German Renewable Energy Federation BEE in mid-December. The document states that Germany's policies will not be sufficient in utilizing the full potential of...

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  • REFUND+ Final Report (2009)

    The REFUND + project (2006-2009), supported by the Intelligent Energy Europe and ADEME (Agence de l'environnement et de la maîtrise de l'énergie), intends to identify, monitor and evaluate the impact of incentive schemes on the development of RES heating systems in private...

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  • European Solar Days

    The next European Solar Days will be celebrated from 1 to 16 May 2010 in 16 European countries: Austria, France, Germany, Italy, Portugal, Slovenia , Spain, Switzerland, Denmark , Norway, Netherlands, UK, Belgium, Hungary, Poland and Sweden. The two weeks event is coordinated by the European...
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  • EU Project: Introducing Solar District Heating to the Market

    EU Project: Introducing Solar District Heating to the Market

    18 experts from twelve different institutions and associations met in Stuttgart, Germany, to launch the EU project SDHtake-off. This team is to develop and introduce a new approach and new instruments for a Europe-wide market introduction of solar district heating.
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