Italy

  • Riello finds its Way to the Sun

    Riello finds its Way to the Sun

    Riello Group, the Italian giant in fossil fuel burners, has discovered the solar thermal technology for itself. In September of 2008, the company started producing solar thermal collectors at its production facility in Padua, 35 km north of Venice. “We intend to produce 30,000 m2 of...

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  • Solarge: Province of Turin

    The Province of Turin implemented a promotion campaign for large-scale solar thermal plants between 2003 and 2006. The campaign addressed both, investors and technicians, thus enhancing local know-how establishment. Through a call for tenders three buildings were chosen for the installation of...

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  • MTS: International Player from Italy

    MTS: International Player from Italy

    Solar thermal factory in Italy: Flat-plate collectors for the MTS Group’s business are produced at this new site in central Italy. Photo: MTS Group

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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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  • Mostra Convegno Expocomfort, Milano

    Mostra Convegno Expocomfort is a biennial international exhibition which brings together the whole worldwide production and distribution line of the HVAC and plumbing sector. It is an ideal place to reinforce and develop your business relationships and to create new ones. The four areas of the...
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  • Solarexpo & Greenbuilding, Verona

    Solarexpo 2008 was an impressive success that counted 900 exhibitors - among them 40 % came from abroad - and 55,000 qualified trade visitors. Solarexpo 2008 was joined for the second time by a specialised event, Greenbuilding, dedicated to sustainble architecture and energy efficiency....
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  • ENERGETHICA, Genoa

    ENERGETHICA is a project designed to boost the development of the renewable and sustainable sources of energy and involves a simultaneous 3-day congress for professionals and investors, a prize to be awarded during the show to an elected energy project, a newsletter about the principles of the show...
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  • Conferenza dell’Industria Solare – Italia 2009 (CIS-IT 2009), Rome

    Conferenza dell’Industria Solare – Italia 2009 (CIS-IT 2009) will take place for the first time in Italy in 2009. This event follows on from the well established German Forum Solarpraxis, which has been held annually in Berlin since 1998, and the successful CIS-ES in Spain, which was launched in...
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  • 3rd Int. Conference Solar Air-conditioning, Palermo

    The success of the 2nd conference on solar air conditioning held in Tarragona in October 2007 represented a clear message to scientists, professionals, firms, and organizers: The positive trend of solar cooling applications is growing stronger. A number of technical seminars, courses, and...
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  • IEA Study "Solar Heat Worldwide": Global Market Growth of 22 % in 2006

    2006 was an extremely satisfying year for the global solar thermal industry. According to the new study “Solar Heat Worldwide. Markets and contribution to the Energy Supply 2006” on behalf of IEA Solar Heating & Cooling Programme the new installations grew 22 % in 2006. The authors from...

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  • Which are the major solar thermal markets worldwide?

    By far the largest solar thermal market in the world according to newly installed solar thermal capacity per year is China. In 2008, around 21 GWth (30 million m2) were sold in China, which was around 80 % of the world global solar thermal market.

    In Europe, Germany – the second biggest market in the world – is dominating. With its newly installed capacity of 1.13 GWth (1,615,000 m2) in 2009, the country reached a market share of 38 % within Europe.

    Position three is held by Turkey, a dynamic solar thermal market which is estimated at 785 MWth ( 1,120,000 m2).

    Besides these front-runners, India, Brazil, Israel, Austria, Greece, USA, Japan, France, Italy, Spain and Australia are countries which reached a market volume of greater than 70 MWth (100,000 m2) in 2007.

    Further information:

    Solarenergie 2007, Study by the Swiss bank Sarasin, November 2008 (Only available in German)

    Solar thermal Markets in Europe. Trends and Market Statistics 2009, Study by European Solar Thermal Industry Federation (ESTIF), June 2009 (see the following link)

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