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  • Australia: Country to Publish First Solar Air Conditioning Standard

    Australia: Country to Publish First Solar Air Conditioning Standard

    In April, two workshops for solar cooling took place in Asia. At the beginning of the month, a workshop in Singapore focused on the use of solar cooling in tropical regions and gathered around 70 participants from research and industry (see photo). The workshop took place at Cleantech...

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  • Thailand: Prefabricated Container Solution Improves Quality in Tannery

    Thailand: Prefabricated Container Solution Improves Quality in Tannery

    Danish shoe producer ECCO runs the largest solar thermal installation in Thailand: 1,890 m² of vacuum tube collectors provide the company’s factory in Ayutthaya with up to 80 tons of hot water per day. Planned and installed by German engineering company Aschoff Solar, the...

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  • Europe: Solar Thermal Energy Expands to Industrial Processes

    Europe: Solar Thermal Energy Expands to Industrial Processes

    During a Technology Workshop on Solar Process Heat for Industry organised by the Solar Thermal Technology Panel of the RHC-Platform, the European Technology Platform on Renewable Heating and Cooling, European experts presented the latest developments and insights into collector...

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  • Europe: 3,000 m² Collector Area at Three STACCATO Projects

    Europe: 3,000 m² Collector Area at Three STACCATO Projects

    What do the European capitals Amsterdam, Budapest and Sofia have in common? Not much, except that they have all been participating in the STACCATO project since November 2007. The project is a sub-programme of the European Commission’s CONCERTO initiative to promote energy...

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  • Netherlands: Feed-in Tariff Might Help Cope with Duurzame Warmte Stop

    Netherlands: Feed-in Tariff Might Help Cope with Duurzame Warmte Stop

    Last year’s sudden stop of the incentive programme Duurzame Warmte resulted in a drawback for the Dutch solar thermal industry. Still, Arthur de Vries from Holland Solar is convinced that 2012 and 2013 will be different: Probably even within the first quarter of this year, the Netherlands...

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  • The Netherlands: Housing Companies Install Fixed Price Solar Systems

    The Netherlands: Housing Companies Install Fixed Price Solar Systems

    Starting in January 2011, the Energy Performance Coefficient (EPC) building code in the Netherlands has set new and stricter limitations on housing construction. Although solar is not the only option to meet the new standards, it turns out to be the most economical solution in some of the...

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  • ISH 2011: Solar Trends in the Heating Industry

    ISH 2011: Solar Trends in the Heating Industry

    The ISH is becoming increasingly international. At the beginning of this March, the world´s largest trade fair for bathroom, building, energy and climate technology in Frankfurt, Germany, has counted significantly more international visitors than ever before. 35 % of the 204,000 trade...

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  • Eco-energy Labelling: Good Consensus for Solar Thermal Industry

    Eco-energy Labelling: Good Consensus for Solar Thermal Industry

     

    The European Solar Thermal Industry Federation is optimistic that the regulations for the energy labelling of dedicated water heaters in the framework of the Ecodesign Directive (2005/32/EC) are going to be adopted in good consensus in mid-2011. During the...

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  • Israel: The History of Punching Machines

    Israel: The History of Punching Machines

    There are two suppliers of punching machines from Israel challenging each other to have been the first to market on the market: Ravid Solar Solutions and Dagan Machine Engineering. The history of both companies shows certain parallels, as both companies were founded by former employers of...

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  • Renewables for Heating and Cooling (2007)

    This document, prepared by the International Energy Agency, comes as a follow-up of the 2006 seminar “Renewable heating and cooling – from RD&D to deployment technology and policy” aimed at exploring guidelines and policy initiatives to boost technology development and market deployment for...
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