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  • Three November events to promote SHIP

    A lot of efforts still need to be put into raising awareness about solar thermal technologies meeting industrial heat demand. But the good news is that there are three events planned for November to promote solar heat for industrial processes (SHIP) among solar technology suppliers and end...
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  • Photo: HyCool Project

    New technologies for solar cooling in industry

    The aim of just launched HyCool is to present, in the form of two demonstration plants, new solar heating and cooling technologies for industrial use. The combination of state-of-the-art Fresnel collectors by Austrian supplier Fresnex with custom-built hybrid adsorption-compression chillers...
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  • Grammer Solar

    Solar thermal biomass drying in Chile

    Grammer Solar, a German manufacturer of solar air collectors, has signed a contract with Ligno Pellets, a Chilean producer of wood pellets, for the delivery and installation of a 220 m² solar field. Grammer Solar, which opened an office in Chile’s capital, Santiago de Chile, three years ago...
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  • REN21 Academy, Berlin

    The REN21 Academy, an opportunity to meet, learn and co-develop, will take place in Berlin from 19 to 21 November 2018. The 2018 edition will bring together the extensive REN21 Community, to bridge and build the energy future. The REN21 Academy will provide the space for a fruitful exchange of...
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  • CEP CLEAN ENERGY BUILDING 2019, Karlsruhe

    CEB Clean Energy Building is one of the leading trade fairs and conferences for energy efficient building, technical building equipment and re-generative energy production. Innovative themes such as storage technologies, efficient lighting and green energy services accompany the three core topics....
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  • Task 51

    Lessons learned from urban solar projects

    Cities and municipalities are thought to play a decisive role in transforming energy systems. Urban planners, municipal stakeholders and consulting firms need case studies to demonstrate that solar energy can be integrated successfully into new and existing urban neighbourhoods. It is why...
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  • Water-energy nexus in industrial sector

    Water and energy are the most important resources globally. The term ‘water-energy nexus’ was coined to underline their close connection, and the phrase has become increasingly popular with international environmental organisations. In mid-June, a new research platform, Solar energy in...
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  • Photos: Heat Changers

    Crowdfunding the Heat Changers campaign

    The German Solar Heating Initiative has put together a crowdfunding project to fund a consumer campaign called Heat Changers. Its initiators, Marisol Oropeza and Stefan Abrecht (first and second image from top left), have already brought some well-known supporters on board, including Markus...
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  • Symposium Solarthermie Technik für die Wärmewende 2019, Bad Staffelstein

    The Symposium “Solarthermie Technik für die Wärmewende” takes place from 21 to 23 May 2019 at the former German monastery Banz, Bad Staffelstein. Main topics are the latest technical developments but also aspects of economy and market policy. Architects will find a forum to discuss problems and...
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  • The smarter E Europe 2019, Munich

    Bringing together the four parallel energy exhibitions Intersolar Europe, ees Europe, Power2Drive Europe and EM-Power The smarter E Europe 2019 will take place from 15 to 17 May 2019 in Munich, Germany. The smarter E Europe is a reaction to the increasing interconnection of the generation, storage...
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  • Image: Solar Heating Initiative

    EU labelling: “Solar devices to be classified as heaters”

    The German-based Solar Heating Initiative has developed a new calculation method to label solar thermal systems based on the Ecodesign Directive 2005/32/EC. It put the method, which allows for a fair assessment of solar thermal energy input into a heating system, forward for consideration...
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  • collector labels Solergy (left) and Solar Keymark (centre top) as well as the EU Energy Efficiency label (right)

    Three labels in Europe – what are the differences?

    Labels and trademarks should give the end-consumer a clear feedback on the quality and performance of the labelled product. Currently there are three labels available for solar products or solar assisted heating systems in Europe, so there is an increasing need to explain the differences to...
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