Germany

  • Renewable heating law in Germany: solar - an option among others

    With the Renewable Heating Law (EEWärmeG) the German government aims at increasing the share of renewable energy in the heating demand from 6 to 14 % until 2020. From 1 January, 2009 on owners and operators of private, commercial and public buildings will have to provide a minimum share of their...

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  • Energy Company Bosch Buys Cell Manufacturer Ersol

    Energy Company Bosch Buys Cell Manufacturer Ersol

    Robert Bosch GmbH has taken over the Thuringian solar cell manufacturer Ersol Solar Energy AG, Germany. In August the world’s largest automotive supplier and electronics company bought up 44.76 % of the shares from the previous majority shareholder Ventizz Capital Partners Advisory AG. Since...

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  • Solar Coatings: Tinox Gets a Strong Partner

    Solar Coatings: Tinox Gets a Strong Partner

    During the solar fair Intersolar 2008 in June, the German-based MAGE Industrie Holding AG and the Italian-based Almeco Group announced the merger of their coating activities in the solar thermal business field. The combination of the Almeco Group and the MAGE subsidiary Tinox GmbH brings together a...
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  • SEF Directory: Database of Lenders and Investors Worldwide

    The Sustainable Energy Finance Directory (SEF) is a free-of-charge online database of lenders and investors who actively provide finance to the renewable energy and energy efficiency sector worldwide. "We support project developers, firms from the renewable energy sector, and communities that are...
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  • Intersolar 2009, Munich

    Intersolar is the world´s largest solar technology trade fair and the annual meeting place for everyone in the international solar industry. Intersolar focuses on the photovoltaics, solar thermal and solar architecture branches. In June 2008, at its new location in Munich, more than 1,050...
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  • ISH, Frankfurt

    On 10 March 2009 it will be time for manufacturers, business and trade, engineers and architects, housing construction and real estate companies, service providers, authorities and colleges to meet again at the international trade fair ISH in Frankfurt, Germany. This is the world´s leading trade...
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  • CEP Clean Energy Power 2009, Stuttgart

    The International Trade Fair for Renewable Energy and Passive House takes place for the 5th time and gathers worldwide experts in order to exchange know-how, present experiences from the practice and offer advice gained through research and development. The innovation conference takes place over...
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  • 3rd International Renewable Energy Storage Conference (IRES III), Berlin

    In October 2006, EUROSOLAR and the World Council for Renewable Energy (WCRE) started the first of a new international conference series themed “International Renewable Energy Storage Conference“ (IRES). It is intended to contribute to the developments in energy storage and to publicize their...
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  • Summer boom in Germany

    Summer boom in Germany

    Germany's solar thermal market is growing again, and this at an astonishing rate. After market sales plummeted by 37 % in the past year, the monthly sales statistics of BDH (Federal Industrial Association Germany House, Energy and Environmental Technology) – as they are available to the author –...
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  • Stretching an absorber like a trampoline

    Stephan Fintelmann, founder and executive director of Berlin’s OEM collector manufacturer KBB Kollektorbau, presents his new K4 collector series at Intersolar. Photo: Bärbel Epp

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  • Thermosiphon Systems from New Caledonia

    Williams Danger and Caroline Hubert of Sun Ray, a manufacturer of thermosiphon systems, came to Intersolar from New Caledonia, east of Australia, making them the solar thermal exhibitor farthest from home. Photo: Bärbel Epp

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